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Spartans Place 2nd In Rio Hondo League

First published in the April 21 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ tennis team clinched second place in the Rio Hondo League by defeating visiting Temple City, 11-7, on Tuesday. No. 1 singles player Lance Morgan, a junior, swept his competition, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0. Sophomore Konan Sahara tallied a pair of victories, 6-3, 6-0, while No. 3 singles player senior Aditya Desai won 6-2.
In the doubles competition, LC’s No. 2 team of senior Aidan Robinson and sophomore Spencer Moravec tallied 6-1, 6-0 victories, while the No. 3 tandem of seniors Luke Kim and Luke Manion also picked up a pair of wins, 6-0, 6-4. The No. 1 duo of junior Aaron Magtoto and junior Dylan Luu tallied one victory, 6-1.
The Spartans, who have clinched a CIF playoff berth, previously posted a league victory against South Pasadena, 16-2, last Friday. No. 1 singles player Morgan never lost a game, collecting a sweep by 6-0 scores. No. 3 singles player Desai recorded a 7-6 victory before alternating with junior Rahul Gupta, who registered a pair of victories to complete the sweep. No. 2 singles player Sahara also notched two wins, 6-1, 6-0.
Meanwhile, the No. 1 doubles team of Magtoto and Luu swept 6-1, 6-3, 6-1, while the No. 3 duo of Moravec and sophomore David Lee finished with three wins, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. The No. 2 tandem of senior Jack Kim and Robinson had two wins, 6-2, 6-3.
La Cañada finished the season with a 6-2 league record (9-3 overall). Perennial powerhouse San Marino captured the Rio Hondo League title. Individual league championships slated to begin next week.

The Wolves collected their second win over crosstown rival Pasadena Poly with another 13-5 Prep League victory last Friday.
No. 2 singles player Jeremy Seiben swept his completion, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1, while No. 3 singles player Will Lanstra also swept, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1. No. 1 singles player Luca Yeghmazar tallied one victory, 6-4.
Meanwhile in the doubles competitions, the No. 2 team of Ray Cabrera and Miles Cabrera swept their opponents 6-0, 6-2, 6-1, and the No. 1 duo of Christopher Fung and Loran Baxter picked up a pair of victories, 6-4, 6-0. The No. 3 tandem of Neel Saada and Nico Stanton added one victory, 6-3.
Flintridge Prep was edged at San Marino in a nonleague match after finishing regulation with a 9-9 tie, but ultimately losing by total games, 84-72, last Thursday.
Flintridge Prep (13-4 overall) will visit Pasadena Poly for the third and final matchup between the two schools on Thursday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m.

The Golden Knights have been idle since falling to visiting Harvard-Westlake High of Studio City, 14-1, in a Mission League matchup recently.
SFHS (0-13-1 overall) will compete in the Ojai Invitational, which begins on Thursday, April 21.


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