Boys Tennis Rallies to Win CIF

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Boys Tennis Rallies to Win CIF

The varsity boys tennis team stands victorious with their CIF trophy. Pictured left to right: Ethan DeLaurie, Nathaniel Kim, Race Bernal, Julien Sanseverino, John Lyon, and Andrew Pavluk

The varsity boys tennis team stands victorious with their CIF trophy. Pictured left to right: Ethan DeLaurie, Nathaniel Kim, Race Bernal, Julien Sanseverino, John Lyon, and Andrew Pavluk

The varsity boys tennis team stands victorious with their CIF trophy. Pictured left to right: Ethan DeLaurie, Nathaniel Kim, Race Bernal, Julien Sanseverino, John Lyon, and Andrew Pavluk

The varsity boys tennis team stands victorious with their CIF trophy. Pictured left to right: Ethan DeLaurie, Nathaniel Kim, Race Bernal, Julien Sanseverino, John Lyon, and Andrew Pavluk

Jack O'Connor, Sports Editor

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Boys tennis pulled off the upset of a lifetime winning CIF by defeating both Mater Dei and number one seed Orange Lutheran. What makes this more impressive is that last year boys tennis only managed to get to the second round of CIF.

The stallions started off in CIF by defeating Brea Olinda High School 11-7. Then Boys tennis crushed Long Beach Poly 12-6. In the quarter finals, the stallions then beat Redlands East Valley 10-8.

Orange Lutheran was predicted to win CIF, but in the semifinals, Orange Lutheran wasn’t able to overcome the stallions strong defense and great strategy. Stallions defeated Orange Lutheran 10-8.

San Juan Hills had to face Mater Dei High School to win CIF. “One of our singles players John Lyon ended up winning the last match 10-8,” said Scott Cole, captain of varsity boys tennis.

I think teamwork and just being there for each other and just putting it all in our practice and playing our own games allowed us to win”

— Spencer Cinco

This makes Boys tennis the second team, after the surf team, to win CIF for San Juan Hills High School this year.

Good planning and great strategy allowed the stallions sweep through CIF. “We did so well because our coach . . . stacked the doubles team which means he put some of our singles players out in our doubles lineup so we . . . had  strategic planning on who played what position,” said Cole.

Ethan DeLaurie, boys varsity tennis player, said the attitude of the team allowed them to dominate CIF.  “I think what really allowed us to do our best was our perseverance, our determination, and the overall team hype, and just wanting to win,” said DeLaurie.

“I think teamwork and just being there for each other and just putting it all in our practice and playing our own games allowed us to win,” said Spencer Cinco, varsity tennis players. Coach Dileo said that to keep the team at the top of the game for next year, that they are going to have, “Lots, and I mean LOTS, of practice in the fall preparing for the season.”

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