PHS gets back on track with two wins after first loss
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Following a near-shutout defeat on March 6, the Patterson High boys tennis team bounced back with a 6-3 victory at Central Catholic High of Modesto on March 11 and a 5-4 win over Pacheco High of Los Banos on Monday, March 18.

With the consecutive victories, the Tigers improved to 5-1 for the Western Athletic Conference season.

Against Pacheco on Monday, Patterson won four of its six singles matches and one of three doubles matches.

At No. 1 singles, Sterling Ramirez gave the Tigers a 6-0, 6-0 win against Ismael Orozco.

Patterson’s No. 2 singles player, John Minton, defeated Rolando Vasquez 6-0, 6-0. James Shugan took a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Christian Gonzalez at No. 3. Dylan Halland also claimed a victory at No. 6 singles, besting Eddy Alvarez 6-3, 6-1.

Damarrio Hammonds and Daniel Cota were winners at No. 2 doubles, topping Jose Ruelas and Luis Hernandez 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.

The Tigers claimed five of six singles matches and one of three doubles matches March 11 against the Central Catholic Raiders.

In the No. 1 singles spot, Ramirez easily defeated Central Catholic’s Garrett Ardis in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Minton outplayed his opponent in the No. 2 singles match, winning 6-2, 7-6 against Daniel Bocks.

Shugan added a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 win against Justin Chavez in the No. 3 singles spot.

Patterson’s John Brouse stopped Connor Garcia at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-1, and in the No. 6 singles spot, Halland recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win against Brian Andrews.

Patterson duo Jorge Canales and Joey Howard took the No. 3 doubles match, dispatching Eddie Perez and Tony Shen 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.

The Tigers’ lone WAC meet loss was to Ceres High at home on March 6, 8-1.

Patterson got its only match victory in No. 3 singles competition, as Minton won a 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 decision over Gurman Bains.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or

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