Valencia boys tennis finish undefeated Foothill League season with win at Golden Valley

Valencia's Gabriel Chavez unleashes a backhand in a matchup with Golden Valley at Golden Valley High School Thursday afternoon. Cory Rubin/The Signal

The Valencia boys tennis team concluded the Foothill League season on Thursday undefeated in more ways than one. The Vikings beat Golden Valley on the road 18-0 and finished the season with an unblemished league record at 10-0.

Valencia’s singles players dominated on the afternoon, as the quartet of Gabriel Chavez, Ian Cho, Stephen Thay and Aditya Patki lost just four games combined.

Chavez, Valencia’s No. 1, went 6-1 and 6-0 in his two sets against Golden Valley’s No.1 Dylan Yu and No. 3 Logan Detwiler. Patki subbed in for him in the third set and defeated Golden Valley’s No. 2 Santiago Del Rio 6-0.

Cho, the No. 2 for the Vikings, defeated Del Rio 6-1 and Detwiler 6-0 and won his third set by default as Yu was forced to retire due to cramping.

Thay went 6-2, 6-0 and 6-0 in his three sets.

Things were closer on the doubles side, but Valencia still earned wins in all nine sets.

Valencia’s No. 1 doubles team of Brent Lim and Ellis Bosarge defeated Golden Valley’s No. 1 doubles team of Javier Gonzalez and Chris Guerra 7-5.

Harin Rajesh and Andre Ezzat subbed in for them and defeated Devin Patel and Kamyar Ghamghamy, Golden Valley’s No. 2 doubles, 6-0 and Andrew Oh and Eric Kim, the Grizzlies’ No. 3 doubles, 6-3.

Eduardo Cedeno, who is normally paired with Thay, teamed up with Aidan Reyes and the duo won all three of their sets: 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.

The No. 3 team of Giusseppe Pierotti and Jason Tumbokon won all three of their sets: 6-4, 6-4 and 6-0.

Valencia, Golden Valley and the rest of the Foothill League teams will reconvene on Monday for the Foothill League prelims at the Paseo Club in Valencia. The prelims are slated to start at 11 a.m.

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