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Close Contest Results In Tennis Team Loss

Just one match was on the schedule for Escalon’s tennis team this week, as they faced off with Riverbank. Their second opponent, Modesto Christian, did not field a tennis team this year so the Cougars had a bye on Friday.

Their Tuesday, April 12 match at home against the Bruins was a close one, but the host squad fell by a 4-5 final to the visiting Riverbank team.

Victories for Escalon came at number one girls singles, Taylor Laugero winning 6-2, 6-0 and number two singles Josie Redberg winning by the same 6-2, 6-0 decision. Also winning were the girls number one doubles pairing of Mia DeVecchio and Nicole Sarkozy, 6-1, 6-2 and the number two girls doubles, Brooklyn Berry and Courtney Ney playing to a decisive 6-2, 6-0 win.

“Brooklyn and Courtney teamed up for girls doubles and played great,” head coach Staci Diaz said. “Courtney Ney got a bloody nose from being hit in the face, but she kept playing like nothing happened. I was impressed and proud of her.”

Taking losses in the contest with Riverbank were boys number one Michael Medina (1-6, 0-6) and number two Everardo Peralta (2-6, 0-6). Also falling were the boys doubles teams, number one David Martinez and Josiah Beltran (4-6, 2-6); number two Tommy Pangan and Jairo Duran (0-6, 4-6); and the mixed doubles of Trenton Busch and Allison Rigg, battling hard but ultimately falling in a 4-6, 4-6 final.

The Cougars were scheduled to play at Ripon on Tuesday, April 19 after The Times went to press and will host Hughson on Friday, April 22.