CALEXICO â€”Â Â Vincent Memorial Scots opened their post-season round of boys Varsity CIF Division I tennis matches Tuesday at Central Union High School where they faced Coastal League representative Pacific Ridge in a 15-3 soaking of the Firebirds.
Mariano Santana decimated the #1 singles competition as he only gave up one game out of 12 in two sets over Pacific Rideâ€™s #1 Max Olafsson (6-1) and #2 Tag Schnitzer (6-0).
The early blowouts gave Santana the opportunity to rest for the next round meanwhile Luis I. subbed in the third round but was ousted (6-0) by PRHâ€™s #3 player Anurag Aiger.
Francisco Moreno swept through Olafsson (6-1), Schnitzer (6-0), and Aiger (6-0) to score three more points for the Scots.
Diego Gallasteguie won a convincing (6-0) blanking over Olafsson and then won a tight (7-5) tiebreaker against Aiger.
In the second round of the #2 singles slot, Gallasteguie was swapped for Jaime Honold who maintained course in a (6-4) victory over Schnitzer.
Vincent Memorials #1 doubles tandem took out #1 â€™Ian Cohen/ Seth Baron, #2â€™s Evan Oâ€™Leoenard/ Spencer Fâ€™Brien, and #3â€™s Christopher Verheem/ Matticus Brown in sensational (6-0) fashion.
Carlos V. joined Alan Huizar in the #2 vs. #1 doubles match-up on a substitution for Jaime Honold where they were tagged (6-0) in a losing effort.Â Honold returned in the second round to assist in the (7-5) overtime defeat of Oâ€™Leonard and Fâ€™Brien.Â Huzar and Holnold finally found their stride against the #3â€™s in the (6-1) cruiser.
Rodrigo Vela and Ricardo Medina stumbled in a (6-1) first round defeat by Cohen and Brown but finished off the #2â€™s (6-3).Â
The final doubles match consisted of a (7-5) nail-biter that the Scots edged out.
In the Scotâ€™s next outing on Wednesday, La Costa Canyon stopped Vincent Memorial, (5-13), one round shy of reaching the CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinal. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
â€œWell, we are out of the draw sadly. La Costa Canyon is a very good team (who fell in the quarterfinals to eventual champions, Coronado),â€ stated Vincent Memorial Boyâ€™s Varsity Head Coach Jessica Zuniga. Â