Friday, November 28, 2014

Davis High boys tennis roars past visiting Franklin

DHS' Eric Bai serves in the background while his doubles partner, Phillip Yin, prepares for the return. The Blue Devils duo beat Franklin's top doubles team in three sets to help Davis defeat the Wildcats, 8-1. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

March 22, 2011 |

If you’re planning on attending a Davis High boys tennis match anytime soon, arrive early.

On second thought, stay late …

Opening Delta Valley Conference competition against visiting Franklin on Tuesday, the Blue Devils dispatched five of their foes in 40 minutes or less. Only one DHS singles player lost in the 8-1 triumph.

Even the locals’ No. 3 doubles team of Phillip Yin and Eric Bai — which beat Wildcat brothers Alex and Alan Hu in a marathon match — had a wrinkle in their opposition: The Hus are normally Franklin’s top duo, but they played down in an effort to get another point for their school. But Bai and Yin prevailed, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4, when Alex Hu double faulted as the rain clouds approached.

“You really need to come to a practice, or stick around afterwards, to see good matches,” veteran Davis coach Dale Hersch said as his team built a quick 5-0 lead.

Hersch doesn’t expect much of a challenge during the rest of the DVC slate, adding:

“Practices are great. That’s the time for fans to come out and watch. The doubles teams are all really close … the singles are competitive. We’re just so deep this year.”

Franklin now understands that …

No. 1 Devil Glenn Hall, a sophomore, smoked Andrew Amor, 6-0, 6-0, to start the landslide. Russ Richardson, playing at No. 4 on this day, vanquished Billy La, 6-0, 6-1. Then Paul Klavins reported in: 6-1, 6-1 over Kevin Wu. When ’Cat Trevor McClelland fell, 6-1, 6-1 to Matt Buckley — only 35 minutes into the meeting at Community Park Tennis Complex — Hersch looked up from his scoresheet in time to see Ben Young and Nick Kane close out Vince Huynh and Andrew Yee, 6-0, 6-1.

“A lot of guys are playing real well — Kane and Young … are doing real good,” Hersch adds. “Russ is playing very well and Glenn, playing at No. 1, always knows he’s going to be playing their best.”

As Hersch, Richardson, Kane and Hull stood around as spectators, their coach urged them “to go play some doubles. Glenn, get out there and get some work in.” Those half-hour matches aren’t enough of a workout for Hersch’s guys.

Meanwhile, Garrett Hosley was the lone Blue Devil who lost. He dropped a 1-6, 1-6 nod to Sahil Gupta as DHS’ Andrew Dumit and two doubles teams played on.

Isaac Yee and Sean Mishra topped Hans Grohs-Allard and Connor Fong in a 6-1, 6-1 outing long before Dumit finally ousted Kevin Ha, 7-6, 6-2.

Hersch said he was pleasantly surprised with some of the results, noting “Their top three are very good.”

As Hersch talked with parents and assistant coach Mark Bollinger, Yin and Bai coaxed the inevitable out of their match.

The win put DHS’ overall dual record at 6-5. Fresh off a 2-2 mark in the Dana Hills High School Invitational last weekend, the Blue Devils have their horns crossed, hoping expected rain won’t wash out this weekend’s Davis Invitational. De La Salle, Redwood and Clovis West were expected in town Friday and Saturday.

“I don’t think we’re going to get it in,” Hersch said of the tourney, now in its third year. “I’m going to talk to the coaches (today) to see if we can get something in April. As it gets later, it gets real tough to (reschedule). This is the last tournament where we get to play some quality teams until sections, bascially.”

Notes: Generally the No. 3 singles player, Blue Devil Robert Lipman (knee) got the day off. … DHS Athletic Director Dennis Foster attended the match. “I just wanted to see somebody play something,” Foster said, laughing at all the rainouts of the past week. Foster had better keep his erasers handy — the National Weather Service says rain through middle of next week. That bodes ill for Thursday’s DVC match vs. Grant.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at or (530) 747-8047.



Bruce Gallaudet

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