Friday, August 17 , 2018, 3:12 am | Fair 69º

Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with The Lab and American Riviera Bank
The LabAmerican Riviera Bank

San Marcos Tennis Ekes Out Win Over Dos Pueblos

Kento Perera led a strong singles performance by San Marcos, and that made the difference for the Royals in a 10-8 boys tennis win over Dos Pueblos on Thursday.

It was the Royals' first win over their crosstown rival since 2009 and improved their records to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in Channel League. Dos Pueblos fell to 7-4, 2-2.

Perera won his sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 to remain undefeated on the season, Freshmen teammates Dominik Stefanov and Daniel Newton also swept, completing the 9-0 singles sweep for San Marcos, its first singles sweep of Dos Pueblos in over 20 years, according to coach Jarrod Bradley.

"Kento has been phenomenal all season long, continuing his domination of the past two years. Daniel has been a welcome addition. Daniel plays a cerebral game, capitalizing on his opponents weaknesses, while moving them around with penetrating groundstrokes. He was absolutely awesome today," raved Bradley.

Stefanov rallied from a 5-2 deficit to defeat Mason Dochterman 7-6 (1) after breaking strings on both his rackets.

"Dominik persevered when he wasn't playing his best tennis to produce big shots in several deuce games. When he dictates shots with his forehand, he's very difficult to beat and today he showed that," said Bradley.

"The heartbreaker set was in the second round, where (Dochterman) lost in a tiebreaker, " said San Marcos coach Liz Frech. "The momentum shifted back and forth in that set. "However, in doubles, we took eight of nine sets against very strong doubles teams."

The teams of Kellen Roberts-Ryan Rennick and Bryce Ambrose-Vincent Villano went 3-0 against the Royals, while Christian-Ryan Hodosy won two sets.

"I was happy to see the progress of our doubles teams," said Frech.

Dan Coulson-James Wimbish of San Marcos lost their first two sets in tiebreakers 6-7 (5) and 6-7 (4).

"Dan and James played our most consistent doubles of the day and gave themselves chances to win. They battled back down a break at 4-5 and 5-6 and forced a tie-breaker in their first set. I'm proud of their ability to compete each match," said Bradley.

Christo Anderson and Alex Stefanov got the one doubles win for San Marcos.

"Christo and Alex produced their best tennis in their final set. They were relaxed and focused, hitting crisp cross-court shots and finishing off points at the net," said Bradley

Noozhawk sports editor Barry Punzal can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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 through Stripe below, 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
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

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.

  • 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 >