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Taft High Tennis Stays Strong

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Rodolfo Magana finishes his point at home on Monday.

Rodolfo Magana finishes his point at home on Monday.

Jacquelyn White

Jacquelyn White

Rodolfo Magana finishes his point at home on Monday.

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ARVIN — The Taft High’s varsity boys tennis team closed out its league away games with a second shut out of the Arvin Bears, 9-0, Wednesday.

In a home match, Taft’s JV team beat Arvin, 8-1.

Varsity No. 1 Enrique Reyes shut out Dylan Mendoza, 6-0, 6-0. Rodolfo Magana beat Julian Alias, 6-1, 6-4. Sawyer Maier beat German Galvez, 6-2, 6-3.

Brian Rivera was the first one off the court with a quick 6-1, 6-2 win over Brian Marquez. Jose Ramirez beat Carlos Rubalcava, 6-3, 6-1. And, Jose Osornio, beat Hilario Villa, 6-1, 6-0.

With the game won, Taft coach Jim Carnal sat his top player. At No. 1 doubles, Magana and Maier beat Mendoza and Rubalcava, 6-2, 6-4. Brian Rivera and Jose Ramirez beat Galvez and Marquez, 6-1, 6-1. And, in by far the most competitive match of the day, Bryson Ginn and Antonio Guzman got past Luis Delgadillo and Jose Gomez, 7-5, 4-6, 10-6.

Taft improved to 14-6 overall; 7-2 in the South Sequoia League.

Arvin dropped to 5-5 in the SSL.

In the JV match, at No. 1 singles, Marvin Gama beat Abelardo Penaloza, 6-3, 6-3. Rutic Bhakta beat I. Neri, 6-0, 6-2. Arvin got its only point when C. Arellano came from behind to beat Fernando Campos 6-7, 7-5, 7-3. Taft won all the rest of the matches. Martin Escobedo beat J. Sanchez, 6-0, 6-1. Andrew Rosales beat J. Reyes, 6-2, 6-3. And, German Mejia beat R. Herrara, 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles, Gama and Campos shut out Penaloza and Neri, 8-0. Bhakta and Escobedo shut out Arellano and Reyes, 8-0. And Wilber Ramirez-Tinoco and Juan Guerrero beat A. Abego and D. Reyes, 6-4, 6-2.

In recent matches, Taft’s JV beat Foothill, 5-4, April 6, and lost to BCHS, 7-2, April 4. Taft’s JV improved to 16-6 overall; 2-1 in the SSL.

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