Prep Roundup: Mustangs finish masterfully

Gilroy's number two doubles player Zach Singh, left, volleys at

Gilroy boys’ tennis beats Monte Vista 5-2 to cap tough regular
season, while Mitch Goldsmith qualifies for CCS in golf.
GILROY – Beset by injuries and illness for much of the season, Gilroy’s boys tennis team used the final weeks of the schedule to show what it can do at full strength.

The Mustangs scored a 5-2 victory over visiting Monte Vista Christian Tuesday to end the regular season on top.

“It was a solid way to end the season. We finished strong,” Gilroy coach John Langer said. “Everyone has been healthy and we have been playing good tennis.”

Matt Chan and Ryan Azad both scored victories for the Mustangs on the singles side, while all three Gilroy double pairings won in straight sets.

“Doubles totally dominated, which was impressive but expected,” Langer said.

Results from Thursday’s Tri-County Athletic League Championships were unavailable as of press time. Below are full results from Tuesdays’ matches.

Singles

1. Vinh Vong lost to Ha Le: 6-2, 2-6, 8-10

2. Matt Chan def Sean Torando: 6-4, 7-5

3. Oliver Drewry lost to Zach Nissen: 3-6, 6-2, (8-10)

4. Ryan Azad def Peter Lee: 6-3, 2-6, 10-5

Doubles

1. Mitch Souza/Andrew Costa def Leo Fu/Tony Minini: 6-0, 6-1

2. Zach Singh/Jared Besson def Sunil Hwang/Max Song: 6-3, 6-3

3. Joseph Leong/Kevin Lee def Andy Chang/Stephen To: 6-2, 6-1

GOLF

Mitch Goldsmith became the lone player from the Gilroy boys’ golf team to qualify for the Central Coast Section regional tournament being held next week by shooting a team-low score of 82 at the Tri-County Athletic League Finals held Monday at Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel.

“He’s worked really hard the last couple weeks on the practice range,” Gilroy coach Eric Kuwada said. “He’s gotten a lot more confident hitting the ball and it’s shown.”

Goldsmith will be playing at Rancho Canada Golf Club on Tuesday in the hopes of advancing the CCS Championships played the following week.

As a team, the Mustangs finished third at the TCAL tournament after taking fourth over the course of the league season.

Palma finished first in Monday’s round with a 371, 25 shots ahead of second-place San Benito.

Chris Martinez came within a playoff of qualifying for CCS on Monday with a score 85. He was given the TCAL sportsmanship award for Gilroy.

Other GHS individual results included Johnathan Higgins and Wes Thiegles shooting an 89, Tyler Park ending with a 91 and Alex Saio rounding out the group with a 99.

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