Minutemen, Lancers Notch League Wins

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First published in the March 24 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The undefeated Maranatha High School varsity boys’ tennis team defeated visiting perennial powerhouse Geffen Academy, 11-7, in a Coastal League matchup last Thursday.
Maranatha No. 1 singles player Tim Huang swept all three sets 6-0, while No. 2 singles player Nico Engling also swept his three sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Jordan Miao and Joshua Im collected two wins, 6-0, 6-4, while No. 3 singles player Laci Szabo won, 6-4. The No. 2 doubles team of Sawyer Tarampi and Sean Tang won 6-4, while the No. 3 doubles team of Shahe Yerevanian and Matt Yip also collected one set victory, 6-2
The Minutemen defeated visiting California Academy of Math & Science of Carson, 15-3, in a league match last Tuesday. Miao and Im swept their sets, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0, while Tarampi and Tang won two sets 6-1, 7-5 before being alternated for Eli Su and Jeffrey Jin, who also claimed a 6-3 victory. Yerevanian and Yip won two sets 6-0, 6-2, and Engling swept his singles matches 7-6, 6-3, 6-0. Huang claimed two victories each by a 6-1 score, and Szabo won twice, 6-1, 6-4.
Maranatha (6-0 overall, 3-0 in league) is scheduled to host Santa Monica New Roads in a league rematch on Thursday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m. The last time these two schools met earlier this month, the Minutemen won handily, 14-4.

POLYTECHNIC
The visiting Panthers dominated Alhambra, 18-0, in a nonleague match last Tuesday as No. 1 singles player Dario Soatto swept all three sets, 6-0, for a second straight match.
No. 2 singles player Daniel Zheng swept 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, while No. 3 singles player Dylan Wilson won all three sets, 6-2. The No. 2 doubles team of Andrew Yoong and Nathan Taing won 6-0, 6-1, 6-0, while the No. 1 doubles team of Luke Haenisch and Nathaniel Karafilis-Spensley won 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. The No. 3 doubles team of Hadi Ammar and Cooper Thompson won 6-3, 6-4 before being alternated for Benjamin Fernandez and Asher Singla, who also won 6-1.
Poly (5-1 overall, 1-0 in league) crushed visiting Marshall, 16-2, in its Prep League opener as Soatto swept all three sets 6-0. Yoong and Taing, and Haenisch and Karafilis-Spensley each won two sets on the court, 6-1, 6-0, and a third via forfeit. Ammar and Thompson won one set 6-1 before alternating for Zan Srinivasan Nicola Beiner, who won one set 6-4 and another via forfeit. Zheng collected two 6-0 victories, while No. 3 singles alternate Ilan Brusselaers won one set, 7-6.
The Panthers lost their first contest of the season after losing to visiting Temple City, 12-6, in a nonleague match. Yoong and Taing won two sets, 6-1, 7-6, while Haenisch and Karafilis-Spensley all collected two set victories, 7-5, 6-4. No. 2 doubles team of Thompson and Fernandez tallied won set win, 6-2, while Zheng claimed the lone singles victory, 6-0.
Poly is scheduled to remain idle for 15 more days before returning to action at Flintridge Prep on Friday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m.

FLINTRIDGE PREP
The Wolves earned a Prep League victory over visiting Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 13-5, last Friday. Flintridge Prep was previously edged by visiting Arcadia, 10-8, in a nonleague matchup last Wednesday.
The Wolves collected a league win at Chadwick, 15-3, last Tuesday as Jeremy Seiben and Ray Cabrera won all of their singles sets. Loran Baxter, Christopher Fung, Neel Saada, Luca Yeghmazar, Justin Sullivan-Pascual, Miles Cabrera, Alec Gutherie, Dilan Robbins and Matthew Wang were all undefeated.
Flintridge Prep swept visiting Marshall, 18-0, in a league match as Will Lanstra won all three of his singles sets, including a golden set — winning all 24 points within a set. Saada won all three of his doubles sets without giving up a game with two different doubles partners. Seiben and Cabrera won all of their singles sets without giving up a game.
The Wolves (7-3 overall record) are scheduled to visit Los Angeles Milken in a nonleague match on Wednesday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m.

LA SALLE
The Lancers opened Del Rey League play dominantly by losing only one set in their first three matches. La Salle (5-3 overall, 3-0 in league) swept visiting Bishop Amat, 18-0, in a league match last Thursday. The visiting Lancers had previously crushed Don Bosco Tech of Rosemead, 17-1, in a league match last Tuesday. La Salle opened league action by sweeping visiting Los Angeles Cathedral, 18-0. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The Lancers are scheduled to visit St. Monica High of Santa Monica in a league matchup on Thursday, March 24, at 3 p.m.

ST. FRANCIS
The Golden Knights lost a Mission League match to visiting Encino Crespi, 11-7, after previously being edged by visiting Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 10-8, in their league opener. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
St. Francis (0-4 overall, 0-2 in league) is scheduled to visit Notre Dame for a rematch on Thursday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m.

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