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Pleasanton Preps: Foothill boys continue run with wins at Bridges, Callippe

Softball, baseball, tennis also return to action after spring break

The Foothill boys golf team came back from spring break and picked up right where it left off, winning a pair of matches last week to move to 9-0 in East Bay Athletic League play.

The Falcons ended the week with a 210-223 win over California on the always-tough Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon.

Foothill was led by junior Alex Chin taking medalist honors with a 3-over-par 40 on the tough Bridges front nine. Chin has continued his stellar play during the EBAL season, taking medalist honors three times overall.

The Falcons continued their EBAL unbeaten streak with senior Heetae Yang shooting a 4-over-par 41, junior Chase Godi 42, senior John Fracisco 43 and senior Kyle Ko and junior Raj Chekuri coming in each with 44.

Earlier in the week, the Falcons won a tough battle against Monte Vista at Callippe Preserve Golf Course by a 195-199 final in their first match after spring break.

The Falcons were led by Chin shooting a very nice 1-over-par 37 on the tough back nine at Callippe.

The reigning EBAL champions improved their league record to 8-0, but it wasn't easy. Normally the Falcons play their home matches at Castlewood, a course where they have a significant "home course" advantage, but due to a scheduling conflict, the match was shifted to the back nine at Callippe.

So with both teams having little experience on the course, it was a nail-biter to the end, but the Falcons dug deep and pulled out a four-stroke victory over the tough Monte Vista team.

The Mustangs' top three players were combined 3-under-par, but the depth of the Falcons came through. Following Chin was Chekuri at 2-over, Godi at 39, Yang at 40 and Fracisco at 41.

Medalist honors went to Monte Vista's Ashkan Hakim with a stellar 1-under 35.

Softball

The Amador Valley and Foothill teams came back from spring break each winning a pair of games to both move to 4-0 in EBAL play.

Foothill beat California 5-4 in nine innings on April 12 and then came back the next day with a 1-0 win over Carondelet. Amador thumped San Ramon Valley 11-0 to open the week on April 12 and then two days later pulled out a tough 2-1 win over a strong Livermore team.

The two Pleasanton squads appear to be on a collision course for their game Tuesday at Foothill -- a match-up that should give one team the outright lead in league at the end of the first half.

Baseball

The baseball teams at the respective schools found the going a bit tougher than the softball teams did after the break.

Amador played three games last week, losing 8-1 to San Ramon Valley and 7-2 to California. The Dons did get a 4-3 win over Livermore in the middle of the three-game stretch.

Foothill came out on April 13 and got a big, 2-1 win in nine innings over Cal, but then dropped a tough 11-0 game to De La Salle.

Tennis

Amador returned from spring break in fine form, thumping Livermore 9-0 on April 14.

Rohan Kota, Casey Guan, Jaewook Lee, Dario Tommasini, Pranav Praveen and Ethan Allavarpu all won their singles matches for the Dons.

On the doubles side, the teams of Eswar Ramineni/Ronak Parikh and Eric Luong/Vedhant Kaliyur swept their matches to put it away.

Editor's note: Dennis Miller is a contributing sports writer for the Pleasanton Weekly. To contact Miller or submit local high school sports scores, game highlights and photographs for his weekly Pleasanton Preps column, email him at acesmag@aol.com.

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