Spartans squeeze by Eagles in IVL tennis match
Central Union High's David Armenta, 16, returns the ball against Southwest High's Darian Flores, 17, (not pictured) during a tennis match at Central Union High in El Centro on Wednesday. (JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTO / March 22, 2012)
Central won, 82-71, to get its first win in league (1-1) and improve to 2-2 overall.
“I was very pleased with my team’s performance. I just thought they all tried really hard and luckily we got more games,” Central head coach Dan Williams said.
In singles for the Spartans, No. 1 David Armenta lost to Southwest’s No. 1 Darian Flores, 4-6, beat No. 2 Mo Hamby, 6-2, and lost to No. 3 Zev Dutta, 4-6.
Central’s No. 2 Esteban Galvan lost to Flores, 0-6, Hamby, 5-7, and Dutta, 6-7.
The Spartans’ No. 3 Ernesto Gutierrez lost to Flores, 0-6, Hamby, 4-6, Dutta, 6-7.
The Southwest doubles teams were unavailable.
For the Spartans in doubles, No. 1 team of Jose Lopez and Ramses Valenzuela won, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2. No. 2 team of Brandon Beltran and Doh Kim won, 6-0, 6-0, 6-2, and No. 3 team of Ian Virey and Nathan Vasquez lost, 4-6, and won, 6-2, 6-2.
Central will play at Brawley Union High at 3:15 p.m. Monday. Southwest (1-1 IVL) will host Vincent Memorial High at the same time and day.