Vanden High’s women’s tennis team beat Rodriguez 8-1 on Tuesday and retained exclusive possession of the first place in the Monticello Empire League.
“We played our best game of the season today throughout the roster,” Vikings coach Stan Lewis said. “The first five singles played extremely efficient and patient tennis today which allowed us to build up a 5-0 lead early on and take a lot of pressure off our other four matches and allow our doubles to play freely. I am really proud of the effort all my athletes put in today in very hot weather against a very good Rodriguez team.
The victory was special for Lewis, who earned his 600th career coaching victory in his 30th year as a tennis coach. It is now 600-208.
“Without a doubt, most of these victories have come alongside my assistant coach Richard Vaiuso over the past 21 years,” he said.
In singles, Maya Khanna (6-3, 6-2), Sasha Smith (6-2, 6-2), Delaney Ramsell (6-2, 7-5), Camille Arca (6-0, 6-0) , Jasmine Yabut (6-1, 7-5) and Janelle DeLaCruz (6-2, 2-6, 7-5) all won.
In doubles, the teams of Danali Hardwick / Kaylani Payne (0-6, 7-5, 10-8) and Kasmi Onwuazombe / Kalyse Payne (6-3, 6-0) both won.
Vacaville 7, Armijo 2
The Vacaville high school tennis team swept away the doubles en route to a 7-2 victory over Armijo on Tuesday in the Monticello Empire League game.
In singles, Nia Macay won 6-2, 6-1; Lily Holman won 7-6, 6-3; Victoria Silva won 6-3, 6-0 and Julia Persinger won 6-1, 6-1. Faustina Wan and Jessica Dang d’Armijo won the other two singles matches.
In doubles, the teams of Sophie Foderaro / Jordan Salyer-Gummoe (6-2, 6-2); Hadel Marini / Cameron Gonzalez (6-2, 6-0) and Emily Pehl / Natalie Swanson (6-3, 6-0) took the victory.
The Bulldogs improved to 7-2 in the MEL.
Mustangs win MEL competition
Rodriguez High’s women’s golf team recorded a score of 465 in a Monticello Empire League meeting on Tuesday.
Darla May Della Torre of the Mustangs was a medalist with a 69. Erica Vargas had a 73, followed by Noelle Concepcion (97), Sophia Sinning (120) and Destiny Rose Mendoza (106).
Vanden shot a 510 as a team to take second place. Fatum Sounahoro got an 83 to lead the Vikings. Maggie Taylor shot a 99, Zoe Zanassi a 98, Diana Borchert a 102 and Kara Chung a 128.
Vacaville shot a 538 as a team. Brooke Williams and Kolby Hobbs each shot 92 to lead the Bulldogs. Alana Castillo (111), Rossy Gonzalez (114) and Raquel McGrath (129) completed all five.
Modesto 5, Solano 0
The Solano College women’s football team fell to Modesto 5-0 on Tuesday outside the league.
Modesto (4-2) scored two goals in the first half and three more in the second half. Kalysa Smith scored two of the goals.
The Falcons (1-4) are in Mendocino on Friday.