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Falcons swimming teams lose to Granada, San Ramon Valley

Boys, girls varsity still finish with star performances

The Foothill swimming and diving teams may have fallen to Granada and San Ramon Valley, but the Falcons turned in some big performances in the two meets.

Against Granada, Kennedy Truex (200 free), Ryane Skinner (500 free) and the girls 200 Free relay team of Lauren Dennen, Elisabeth Balicanta, Skinner and Truex all had first place finishes in the girls' varsity part of the event. On the boys' side, Aaron Li (50 free, 100 free), Calvin David (500 free) and Jonathan Mui (100 breast) all touched the wall first.

In the JV boys meet, the 200 medley relay team of Andy Tran, Bryan Chen, Justin Huang and Raymond Gu, Chen (100 IM, 100 breast), Huang (50 free), Tran (100 free, 100 back) and the 200 Free relay squad of Tran, Gu, Jerry Yang and Huang got the job done.

The JV girls' saw Negar Teharanian (200 free), Dorothy Dong (100 back) and Emiko Tsutumi (100 breast) win their races.

In the meet with San Ramon Valley, the JV girls' got a win from Haley Isaacs in the 100 breast and Morgan Leone captured the diving. The JV boys' had Tran (100 free) and Gu (100 breast) win their races.

On the varsity boys' side, Rob Harries took the diving competition and Jonah Cooper won the 100 back. The girls' varsity had Truex win the 100 free.

TENNIS

The Amador varsity was hitting on all cylinders, beating Granada 8-1 during the week of April 18. Jeremiah Cheng, Vedhant Kaliyur, Jaewook Lee, Pranav Praveen and Ethan Allavarpu all won their singles matches.

On the doubles side, Ronak Parikh and Casey Guan, Dario Tommasini and Carl Yahata-Petterson, and Manas Aavula and Sankelp Sharma won their matches.

GOLF

The Foothill golf team knocked off three opponents in three days to stay unbeaten in league play, running the Falcons record to 12-0.

The Falcons started the week by knocking off De La Salle 187-191 on April 19 in a match between the top two teams, not just in the league, but entire section.

Junior Raj Chekuri led the way with a one-under- par 34, despite starting his round three-over through the first five holes. He then ran off four holes to take the medalist honors. It was a thriller until the end, as the teams were tied going into the last hole of the match. Seniors Parker Jameson and John Fracisco each hit perfect drives and reached the green with clutch approach shots to set up birdie putts.

Jameson drained his birdie to shoot one-over- par 36, Fracisco two- putted for par to shoot two-over- par 37 and secure the victory after the De La Salle twosome scored a bogie and a double-bogie to provide the final four-stroke margin in the match. Junior Alex Chin contributed a solid three-over- par 38, followed by senior Heetae Yang 42 and junior Chase Godi 44.

Things got better. In running their record to 11-0 with a 169-219 win over Livermore at the Callippe Preserve course, the team set a school record at 11-under-par for the team.

Four Foothill players shot under par in the match with Fracisco, Yang and Chin all coming in at three-under 33. Chekuri was at two-under 34 and Jameson came in at even-par.

The Falcons ended the week with a 197-215 win over Granada at Poppy Ridge. The Falcons were led by Chin with an even-par 36, marking his fifth medalist finish of the season. Fracisco, Jameson and Godi each shoot 40, and Yang checked in at 41.

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