(This story was updated at 6 p.m. Friday, April 2, with scores from Wednesday, March 31.)
CALEXICO — Led by victories in five of its six singles matches, the Vincent Memorial Catholic High School tennis team defeated Calexico High, 11-6, in a matchup on the Calexico High campus on Monday, March 29.
The Vincent Memorial girls’ singles players, Leticia Bazua, Devorah Duarte, and Marisa Uribe, delivered impressive 6-0 sweeps in their three matches.
On the boys’ side, the Scots’ Federico Duarte won his set, 6-0, while teammate Jorge Mario Martinez won his 6-1.
The lone singles’ point for the Bulldogs came from Aaron Galvan, who was able to upend Vincent Memorial’s Vincente Teran, 7-5.
Calexico earned three points in the boys’ doubles category as the team of Ivan Sandoval/Aaron Galvan defeated the Scots’ Jorge Valenzuela/Diego Aldridge, 6-3. Also, it was Calexico’s Vidal Castaneda/Ethan Noriega beating Jose Carlos Navarro/Leonardo Monroy, 6-2, and the Bulldogs’ Donato Rosas/Mario Gallo defeating Diego Monroy/Juan Manuel Hodges, 6-0.
In girls’ doubles, Vincent Memorial’s Catalina Uribe/Leticia Bazua beat Calexico’s Gwenyth Rodriguez/Yulianna Gastelum, 6-1. The Scots’ Yvonne Villalobos/Romina Trejo defeated Samantha Alvarez/Andrea Morillon, 6-3, while the Bulldogs’ Kristen Noriega/Alexa Gastelum beat Ana Marisa Honold/MaritzaTalavera, 6-1.
In mixed doubles, Calexico’s only point came from the team of Donato Rosas/Victoria Ochoa who beat the Scots’ Juan Manuel Hodges/Ana Marisa Honold, 6-1.
Vincent Memorial’s mixed doubles wins came from Federico Duarte/Marisa Uribe over Ethan Ibarra/Andrea Morillon (6-0), Diego Aldridge/Romina Villareal over Mario Gallo/Kristen Noriega (6-4), Vincente Teran/Devorah Duarte over Jose Zavala/Alexa Gastelum (6-1) and Jose Carlos Navarro/Maritza Talavera over Marco Trejo/Carla Vizcaino (6-0).
Bulldogs Blow Out Vikings
CALEXICO – After falling to Vincent Memorial early in the week, the Bulldogs rebounded to dominate the Holtville High tennis team, 16-1, on the Calexico High School campus on Wednesday, March 31.
The Bulldogs’ boys lost only one game en route to sweeping singles and doubles and earning six points for the team score.
Vidal Castaneda, Ivan Sandoval, and Aaron Galvan all swept their singles sets by identical 6-0 scores. In doubles, Ivan Sandoval/Aaron Galvan and Donato Rosas/Jose Zavala blanked their Vikings’ opponents, 6-0, while Vidal Castaneda/Ethan Noriega won 6-1 over Holtville’s Ryan Richards/Jose Aguirre.
In the girls’ singles, Calexico’s Gwenyth Rodriguez and Samantha Alvarez swept their sets, 6-0, while the Bulldogs’ Yulianna Gastelum won her set, 6-4, over Holtville’s Orian Anderson.
In girls’ doubles, Samantha Alvarez/Andrea Morillon swept their set 6-0, while Kristen Noriega/Alexa Gastelum defeated the Vikings’ Maria Ayala/Kenya Uribe, 6-2. Calexico’s Victoria Ochoa/Yulianna Gastelum edged Holtville’s Gabrielle McDonald/Yasmin Corral, 6-4.
In mixed doubles, it was the Bulldogs’ Donato Rosas/Kristen Noriega and Marco Trejo/Victoria Ochoa winning their sets, 6-0. Calexico’s Ethan Noriega/Andrea Morillon defeated Holtville’s Ernie Garcia/Caitlin Garcia, 6-2, while the Bulldogs’ Jose Zavala/Alexa Gastelum beat the Vikings’ Ryan Richards/Yasmin Corral, 7-6.
The only victory for the Vikings came from the team of Carlos Reyes/Gabrielle McDonald who defeated Calexico’s William Selwick/Carla Vizcaino, 6-2.