The Tigers have endured two straight losses after their victory over Golden Valley last week. The pair of losses came at the hands of Merced. Heading into their matchups, the two squads were vying for consolidation of the second-place spot in the Central California Conference. The Bears defeated Patterson in a make-up game last Friday, before defeating Patterson by a final of 6-3 to make it two in a row on Tuesday.
The loss drops Patterson to 7-3 overall in conference play.
Merced has taken complete control of second place, with a 9-1 record. Their only loss came at the hands of first-place El Capitan.
Patterson will now be tasked with fending off fourth-place Central Valley High, who, after defeating Atwater High on Tuesday, now own a 6-4 record in conference play.
The top three teams of the CCC are permitted to advance to playoffs.
Tigers blank Golden Valley
Patterson won all nine matches last Friday, to improve to 7-2 in the Central California Conference. Patterson’s only two losses have come to first- and second-place El Capitan and Merced respectively, and the Tigers proved why with a commanding victory over Golden Valley on March 29.
The loss dropped Golden Valley to 2-7 so far this spring.
Senior Chris Tapia beat Brent Rowan in two sets 6-0 and 6-4.
Senior Logan Davis won against Brian Hartman 6-1 and 6-4.
Senior Jonathan Trans bested Xang Vang 7-5 and 6-2.
Senior David Prado-Bustos was victorious over Andrew Lau 6-4 and 6-3.
Freshman Diego Herrera put up a 6-1 score in both sets over Jonathan Valencia.
In the final singles match of the day, Jesus Torres defeated Evan Rodriguez 7-5 and 6-1.
Sophomore Antonio Briseno and senior Jaret Hartsell defeated Michael Yang and Guy Hanley in three sets 5-7, 6-3 and 10-4 in a tiebreaker.
Sophomores Miguel Prado and Jiovani Galvez triumphed over Marc Saucedo and Prabhjot Raj.
Sophomore Gabriel Avila and senior Alex Linarez toppled Riddi Khanthaseunn and Nathan Avalar 6-0 and 6-2.