Each year, the Davis High boys tennis team challenges itself early in the season by playing in the California Tennis Classic tournament in Fresno, where the competition is fierce.
This season’s tournament, contested on Friday and Saturday, was no different as the four-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Blue Devils won just one match among four with elite prep squads, but made their mark in a 4-3 win over Archbishop Mitty.
In that match, No. 1 Glenn Hull, No. 3 Isaac Yee and No. 4 Phil Glazer captures singles victories for DHS, while Scott Lucio and Sean Maruney teamed up for a win at No. 3 doubles.
Hull won his first set 7-5 before inexplicably dropping the second 6-0. The talented senior bounced back to take the third set 10-6.
Yee also needed three sets to defeat Andre Dang, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8, and Glazer took his first set 6-1, then had to battle for a 7-6 (15) victory in the second.
Devil Andrew Dumit also took his Mitty opponent to three sets at No. 2 singles. but eventually fell 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
In doubles, Lucio and Maruney had a marathon match and survived 6-2, 1-5, 15-13. Davis’ Isaac Zhang and Sean Mishra pushed their opponents to three sets before losing.
The Blue Devils were swept 7-0 by Menlo, with only Hull and the doubles team of Sam Yoder and Chris Chinn getting to a third set, while a match against Monte Vista also saw no DHS winners.
In a 6-1 loss to Brophy, from Phoenix, Maruney teamed with Manraj Gill to earn a 6-4, 6-4 victory for the Devils and the local duo of Tris Dutta and Dan Sedegin went the distance before falling.