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Minutemen, Lancers Notch League Wins

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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