Tennis wins SSL for the second time in recent history


Ramiro Gonzalez

Senior Rodolfo Magana backhands the ball after a serve. He played well and has had a great season.

For only the second time in Taft history, the varsity boys tennis team has won the S.S.L. Championship. On Tuesday, they beat Wasco 6-3 to take a two-match lead (with only one match remaining in the S.S.L.)  The last time Taft won the SSL was 2016. Taft is currently 11-0, while Wasco drops to 9-2.

In singles, Taft won 3 matches, and Wasco won 3 matches; so, the score after singles was tied 3-3. Taft received strong singles play from Brian Rivera, Tyler Nguyen, and Antonio Guzman. Rodolfo Magana, and Luis Moncada each lost their match in a third set tie-breaker – Bryson Ginn also lost his singles match.

The Taft doubles teams each won their matches in straight sets.  Magana and Nguyen won 6-1, 6-3 at #1 doubles. Rivera and Ginn won 6-4,6-3 at #2 doubles. German Mejia and Marvin Gama won 6-2, 6-3 at #3 doubles.

Taft finished its league season at Arvin on Thursday. The S.S.L. Individual Championships are at Wasco next Tuesday and Wednesday.