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Foothill High boys capture league tennis title for first time in school history

Team ends season by winning 10 matches in a row

The Foothill High boys tennis team defeated Amador Valley 7-2 last week to finish the East Bay Athletic League season, capturing the league title for the first time in school history.

Coach Jim Swansiger' s team had an overall record of 17-5 and ended the season by winning 10 matches in a row. Among the highlights of the year were two victories each against traditional EBAL tennis powerhouses, Monte Vista and San

Ramon Valley, as well as two wins over Amador Valley.

Foothill was led by seniors Andy Francis, Daniel Yang and Patrick Maund, juniors Arnav Patel, Cliff Moran, Vikas Cherukuri, Saehej Kang and Pranav Narasimmaraj, sophomores Ben Chen, Kyle Thompson, and Jared Tay.

The Falcons benefited from contributions by four freshmen who were instrumental in the team's

success in Akash Patel, Alex Yang, Shreekar Eedara and Dylan Weiglein.

Andy Francis, Arnav Patel and Cliff Moran made the EBAL All League team.

In the match against Amador, Akash Patel, Arnav Patel, Moran, Thompson, Wedara and Yang all won their singles' matches. In doubles, the team of Weiglein and Daniel Yang took their match.

For Amador, the teams of Casey Guan and Eswar Ramineni, along with the team of Dario Tommasini and Carl Yahata-Petterson won their doubles matches.

GOLF

The Foothill golf team won a pair of matches last week to finish the EBAL season with a 14-0 record. The week ended with a 189-209 win over Amador Valley at the Castlewood Hill course to close out the season.

The Falcons left no doubt with the convincing 20-stroke win over Amador. Senior Parker Jameson and Junior Alex Chin took medalist honors with even par 35's to lead the way.

John Fracisco and Junior Raj Chekuri each shot a 3-over- par 38, Chase Godi a 43 and Heetae Yang a 45.

To start the week, the Falcons ran their record to 13-0 with a 197-220 win over San Ramon Valley, in a match also at Castlewood.

Fracisco took medalist honors with a solid 2 over-par 37. Fracisco was followed

by Chin and Jameson, each shooting 3-over- par 38, Godi (41), Chekuri (42) and Yang (47) rounded out the scoring for the Falcons.

TRACK AND FIELD

The Foothill boys' and girls' varsity teams turned in some solid performances in the Falcons meet with Amador Valley.

Amador took the girls meet 74-62 and the boys meet 77-59. The following highlights were submitted by Foothill.

On the girls' side, the Falcons opened the meet in a positive manner, taking first in the 4x100 relay. The team of Mikayla Tran, Jazmyn Green, Alyssa Giammanco and Sarah Broacha got the job done, clocking a time of 50-60 seconds.

In the 400, Abby McKeag was first with a 1:02.85, edging her teammate Belle Aduaka, who clocked a 1:03.50. In the 100-meter dash, Brocha crossed the line first with a 12.75. Green turned the tables on Brocha in the 200, taking first with a time of 27.83.

The final first for the Foothill in running events came when Rachel Ose joined Green, McKeag and Aduaka to take the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:13.47.

In the field events, McKeag took the high jump (4-6), Tran the long jump (17-3) and the triple jump (35-3).

In the boys meet, the Falcons also got some solid outings. Once again the Falcons took the early advantage with the team of Jonathon Dourneau, Ross McCabe, Matt Gates and Bailey Roker crossing the line in 50.60 to win the race.

Nikhil Singh won the 1,600 in 4:35.11, Liam Knight the 400 (51.66), Dourneau the 100 (11.19) and the 200 (22.57), and the 4x400 team of

Dourneau, Dylan Edelson, Dominick Mazzotti and Knight closed out the running events with a time of 3:29.04.

In the field events, Foothill got wins from Mazotti (5-8) in the jump, Jawad Dostmohammad in the pole vault (10-6) and Alan Bunting in the triple jump (38-2).

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