THE DAY IN PREPS: MONROE NETS PLAYOFF WIN.
Byline: Daily News
Even though it nearly swept the singles matches, the Monroe High boys' tennis team needed a clutch doubles performance to beat San Pedro 15-14-1/2 in a first-round City 3-A playoff battle on Wednesday.
Monroe's top three singles players took 10 of 12 sets, but the No. 3 doubles team of Billy Cutler and Charlie Fragozo clinched the victory with their win in the final round. The Vikings will take on top-seeded Eagle Rock in the next round.
Granada Hills, seeded third, cruised in its first-round City 4-A match. The Highlanders beat Venice 29-1/2-0 and Deepu Murthy lost just one game in winning all four sets at No. 1 singles.
The Highlanders will take on second-seeded El Camino Real El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road or The King's Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain:
In other 3-A playoff matches, Vincent Hsu swept his sets without losing a game and second-seeded Van Nuys (12-2) crushed Belmont 29-1/2-0. The Wolves will host seventh-seeded Westchester on Friday. Collin Greene, Andre Gokhgauzer and Daniel Der Sarkissian all swept their singles matches to help 12th-seeded Cleveland (9-5) upset fifth-seeded Bell (13-2) 22-1/2-7.
Valley Pac-8 race tightens: Sophomore right-hander Mike Marble scattered Scattered
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Billy Karz, Luis Estrada and Danny Schrader had three hits each for the Lancers lanc·er
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2. A member of a regiment originally armed with lances.
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b. , who are the only conference team to beat the No. 9 Spartans (16-5, 10-2).
North Hollywood drew within one game of Sylmar in the conference race with a 6-4 win over Poly. Ismael Rangsiyawong hit his seventh homer for the Huskies (13-9-1, 9-1-1).
Warriors streaking: Kevin Howard Kevin C. Howard (born June 25, 1981 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a infielder in Minor League Baseball who plays for the Jacksonville Suns in the Double-A Southern League. went 2 for 4 with four RBI RBI
runs batted in
Noun 1. rbi - a run that is the result of the batter's performance; "he had more than 100 rbi last season"
run batted in and had the game-winning hit, a bases-loaded double in the sixth, to help Westlake win its third straight Marmonte League The Marmonte League is a high school sports league primarily made up of schools from Ventura County. The Marmonte Leauge is part of the CIF Southern Section. Click here to view the league schedule. game, 7-6 over Newbury Park. The unranked Warriors (11-7, 5-3) moved passed struggling Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. (13-7-1, 4-4-1) and into third place in league.
The Lancers have lost four in a row after going undefeated in their first five league games.
Ennis pitches gem: Monroe senior right-hander John Ennis threw his first no-hitter of the season and the Vikings beat Canoga Park 11-0 in five innings. Ennis, who had two no-hitters last year, struck out eight and walked one.
Hot shot: Birmingham's Keith Romar shot a 5-under-par 66 at Knollwood Country Club and finished first in a triangular meet.
Jon Anello (Highland) HR, 5 RBI
Kevin Howard (Westlake) 2 2Bs, 4 RBI
Christian Paasch (Viewpoint) 3 hits, 3 RBI
Leo Rosales Leonel Rosales (born May 28, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who is currently with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
Rosales attended California State University, Northridge. (Reseda) HR, complete game
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Laura Power (Montclair Prep) complete game, 2 hits
Chris Gorney (Littlerock) 22 kills, 9 blocks
PHOTO Jose Sanchez (33) and Reggie Ellis (12) of Monroe battle at the net against Canoga Park.
Gene Blevins/Special to the Daily News
BOX: PRIME-TIME PLAYERS (see text)