Roseville tennis splits four matches in busy week
Scheduled Sierra Foothill League matches and rain makeups forced Roseville High School’s tennis team to play four times last week.
The Tigers defeated Woodcreek 6-3 and Nevada Union 7-2 and then lost to Del Oro 8-1 and Rocklin 7-2.
Roseville coach Donny Nush said his team was “a little fatigued from a lot of tennis” by the time it faced Rocklin on Friday.
Woodcreek No. 1 Jan Arendain defeated Roseville’s Dallas Guerrero 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to highlight that match. Against Nevada Union, Roseville No. 2 Kevin Tran won 7-5, 6-2, and No. 3 Monroe Chabrier won 6-1, 6-4.
On Thursday at Del Oro, No. 2 Sean Flynn recorded Roseville’s only point with a 6-2, 6-3 victory in what Nush described as his most impressive match of the season. The Golden Eagles were coming off a 5-4 victory over Granite Bay.
Against Rocklin, the Tigers lost two three-set matches and were missing a player. Jack Chien won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 singles, and the No. 1 doubles team of Chase Abel and John Thompson came back to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Rocklin 5, Roseville 1 — The Tigers (7-3-1, 2-1) scored their only run on a hit by Taylor McDowell in the fifth inning. The Thunder (5-7-1, 1-3) scored twice in the third for a 3-0 lead and scored two more runs in the sixth.
Valley Christian 18, Elk Grove-Lutheran 5 — Junior Katie Urban struck out eight in four innings and freshman Cassidy Bowen struck out the side in her one inning to lead the Lady Lions.
Junior Sarah Finnell went 3 for 4 with a double for Valley Christian. Urban had two doubles, freshman Nicole DeFiebre had two hits, and junior Erin Patterson had a double.
Granite Bay 2, Woodcreek 0 — Senior Kayla Karlsson and sophomore Chloe Dobson scored for the Grizzlies (4-1-1, 2-0) in their win over the Timberwolves (7-2-2, 1-1).
Granite Bay Gold 91, Del Campo 5 — Working scrummy Taylor Honnette to fly-half Kyle Rogers, Grizzlies wings Johnny Chang, Canon Marin, Payton Countryman and Brandon Hughes had several long runs in the rain and mud in Fair Oaks. Arik Bird took a Del Campo kickoff and ran through and over several tacklers for a try.
Granite Bay 12, Palo Alto 7 — Sophomore Nate Gruen scored a season-high six goals, including several dazzling upper-corner shots, to lead the Grizzlies over the Vikings in Palo Alto.
Senior Jack Hanly scored three goals on nifty one-on-one moves, junior Grant Caraway had a goal and an assist, and juniors Vince Milo and Tony Milo each scored once. Sophomore Austin Pink had two assists. Freshman Ryan Arneson made nine saves in goal, and senior Andy Marks won 7 of 12 faceoffs.
JV boys lacrosse
Granite Bay wins three — The Grizzlies ran their record to 6-0 by defeating Piedmont 14-1, Bellarmine 7-4 and Palo Alto 16-3.
Dakota Burley and Scott Zobrowski each netted two goals against Piedmont, and Owen McNiff had a hat trick against Bellarmine. Dayton Allegra scored two goals in the win over Bellarmine.
On Saturday, Carson Robbins scored five goals and Ben Smith recorded a hat trick as Granite Bay won in Palo Alto. Andy Moudakis and Felipe Zagarra each scored two goals, and Luke Chirbas, Hayden Miller, Austin Allegra and Dayton Allegra had one each.
Matt Postell and Austin Allegra combined to win 16 of 20 faceoffs, and defenders Nick Gainer and William Stabbert combined for 11 clears and 12 loose-ball pickups.