First published in the March 10 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Maranatha High School varsity boys’ tennis team edged host San Gabriel, 10-8, on Thursday as the No. 3 doubles team of Sean Tang and Sawyer Tarampi swept 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, which proved to be critical to the victory.
Maranatha’s No. 1 doubles team of Jordan Miao and Josh Im also swept 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, while the No. 2 tandem of Shahe Yerevanian and Matt Yip won two of three sets 6-0, 7-5. No. 1 singles player Tim Huang and No. 2 player Nico Engling each won one of three sets, 6-0.
The Minutemen opened the season by sweeping host Azusa High, 18-0, last Tuesday. Maranatha (2-0 overall) is scheduled to begin Olympic League matches by visiting Santa Monica New Roads High on Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m.
The Panthers extended their season-opening win streak to three matches after defeating host South Pasadena, 12-6, last Friday.
Poly previously crushed visiting Alhambra Mark Keppel, 14-4, on Tuesday, March 1. The Panthers also earned a dominant season-opening victory over visiting La Salle, 17-1, on Feb. 22. No individual scoring on the matches were reported to the Outlook.
Poly (3-0 overall) is scheduled to visit Alhambra on Tuesday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m.
The Wolves defeated Temple City, 12-6, in a nonleague match last Thursday. Freshman Jeremy Seiben won all three singles sets, including two tiebreaker sets. He was down two set points at 6-4 in the final tiebreak set but overcame his opponent by winning the following four points to snatch the victory. The double teams of Will Lanstra and Neel Saada, the Cabrera brothers — freshman Ray Cabrera and junior Miles Cabrera — and Christopher Fung and Loran Baxter, won all three of their doubles sets, which claimed nine wins for the team.
The Wolves (3-2 overall) are scheduled to visit Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula on Tuesday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m.
The Golden Knights dropped their nonleague season-opening match at La Cañada, 14-4, recently.
Sophomore Alex Su won two singles sets 6-0, 6-1, junior Van Stepanian won his lone singles set 6-2, and freshman Nicholas Christopoulos registered a singles set victory, 6-1.
St. Francis (0-1 overall) is scheduled to visit Los Angeles Loyola in a Mission League match on Tuesday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m.
The Lancers earned their first win of the season by edging host Marshall, 10-8, last Thursday. La Salle previously lost to Flintridge Prep and Polytechnic by the same score, 17-1, respectively. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
La Salle (2-3 overall) is scheduled to begin Del Rey League action by hosting Los Angeles Cathedral on Thursday, March 10, at 3 p.m.