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Wednesday, Mar 26 2014 06:00 AM

Tennis blanks North Bakersfield; Tehachapi sweeps through singles and doubles

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Warrior Ryan Garcia lunges for a half volley return in singles last Thursday's 9-0 victory at North High. Garcia went on to win his match in a super tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6. For his play during the month of March, Garcia was recently named as the THS Booster Club athlete of the month for tennis. Photo by Michael Duffy

Simon Weber fires off a serve in first doubles against the Stars, while Branden Dunn awaits a possible return in the foreground. Weber and Dunn teamed up to win first doubles, 1-6, 6-1, 10-6 to preserve the team shutout. Photo by Michael Duffy

The Warriors remain undefeated in their Southeast Yosemite League season after a 9-0 shutout win over North last Thursday afternoon.

Tehachapi (8-7; 3-0 SEYL) breezed through singles by outscoring the Stars 12-1 in sets, and then won two super-tiebreakers in doubles to preserve the shutout.

Simon Weber (6-4, 6-0), Justin Ostrem (6-4, 6-0), Branden Dunn (6-3, 6-0), Wyatt Newman (7-6, 6-1), Eric Bilotta (6-1, 7-5) and Ryan Garcia (4-6, 6-4, 10-6) took the win in singles.

In doubles, Weber and Dunn rallied from a first set loss to win, 1-6, 6-1, 10-6, while Ostrem-Newman (6-0, 6-1) and Spencer Rosas -- Nick Roberts (6-3, 3-6, 10-6) also were victorious in doubles.

Earlier in the week, Tehachapi also took on Bakersfield in a rematch of the Lynch Cup Division III finals, just narrowly losing by a 5-4 final score.

Weber (6-3, 6-2), Ostrem (6-4, 6-3) and Garcia (6-1, 7-5) won in singles and Ostrem-Newman (6-3, 6-2) won in doubles against the Drillers.

The varsity will be in action this Thursday at Garces and at East next Tuesday. First serve in both contests will be at 3:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

The Braves (9-5; 3-0 SEYL) rolled to a pair of victories this past week, defeating Bakersfield High 9-0 and North 9-0.

Taking wins over the Drillers was Jack Brewer (8-3), Ethan Zehr (8-1), Caron Kolb (8-3), Trent Botbyl (8-3), Aidan Moon (8-2), Chandler Cazares (8-3) in singles and Brewer-Zehr (8-5), Kolb-Botbyl (8-0) and Mark Henderson -- Seth Lum (8-5) in doubles.

Against North, Brewer (8-1), Zehr (8-2), Kolb (8-2), Botbyl (8-2), Moon (8-5) and Cazares (8-6) won in singles and Brewer-Zehr (8-0), Kolb-Botbyl (8-4) and Hendeson-Lum (8-0) won in doubles.

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