Pixel Tracker

Wednesday, December 19 , 2018, 6:35 am | Fair 42º

Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, The Lab, and American Riviera Bank
Santa Barbara Athletic Round TableThe LabAmerican Riviera Bank

Depleted Chargers Squad Falls to Cate

Kevin Cheng earns No. 9 national ranking on Prince Hot 100 List.

Missing starters Kevin Cheng, Sasha Gryaznov, Robert Kim and Joseph McDaniel on Wednesday, Dos Pueblos traveled to Cate School and fell to the Condor League leader, 7-11.


Cheng, meanwhile, a senior and Dos Pueblos’ No. 1 singles player, has earned a No. 9 ranking in the April edition of the Prince Hot 100 List. Each month, the Prince 100 salutes the 100 boys and girls in grades six-12 who have most improved their rankings.

The outcome of Wednesday’s match on Cate Mesa was not determined until the third round, as the Chargers tied the Rams for the first two rounds. In addition, the Chargers got to practice their tiebreakers as three sets went the distance. Justin Kautz and John Kim, as well as Richard Cheng, battled hard in those long sets.

Dos Pueblos won five sets in singles, thanks to Cheng, Christian Edstrom and Malcolm Sutton, and two sets in dubs, thanks to Isaiah Lin and Ryan Zmolek, as well as Andy Silverstein and Eric Zmolek.

With the loss, Dos Pueblos fell to 10-7 overall, 6-1 in Channel League play. Cate improved to 7-2, 5-0. Next up for the Chargers is a home match against Bakersfield on Saturday.

Go Chargers!

Box Scores:

Dos Pueblos Singles:
Christian Edstrom 2-1
Richard Cheng 2-1
Malcolm Sutton 1-2

Dos Pueblos Doubles:
John Kim / Justin Kautz 0-3
Isaiah Lin / Ryan Zmolek 1-1
Gabe Li / Sean Simpson 0-1
Andy Silverstein / Eric Zmolek 1-2

Cate Singles:
Max Sabel 3-0
Geoffrey Mak 1-2
Cam Seo 0-3

Cate Doubles:
Brian Park / Wyatt Geiger 3-0
Mark Mullan / Rohit Goswamy 3-0
Connor Lemos / Gregory Mak 1-2

Liz Frech coaches boys’ tennis at Dos Pueblos High.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >