BOYS TENNIS: Cougars Showing Improvement as New Season Begins

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Manvir Singh and Gideon Estolas

Boys tennis began its 2022 campaign this week. Weston Ranch had a match with Kimball, and although the Cougars took the loss on the scoreboard (3-6), the competitive spirit and drive to continue learning and improving are evident.

“They are constantly learning and developing their competitive abilities,” said head coach Michael Cerezo. “Except for one squad member, everyone is new to the team.”

Victor Perez and Frankie Ambriz, the #s 1 and 2 singles players, earn their share of praise. Both won in straight sets against Kimball.

“Victor is our second-year standout,” Cerezo said. “Frankie performed admirably in his first league encounter.

On the doubles side, the #2 Cougars team of Gideon Estolas and Manvir Singh defeated their Kimball opponents 2-1 and have been the main attraction.

“Gideon and Manvir are both making tremendous progress as they learn to play tennis for the first time.”

Cerezo noted that the team is young and inexperienced. However, he does manage to produce talented and competitive players each year. One thing other schools know about Weston Ranch tennis is that the Cougars will compete, whether they are up or down in points and sets. And that suits Cerezo just fine.

“Despite a shortage of second-and third-year depth, the rookies have performed admirably in the VOL season’s first week,” Cerezo concluded.

The Cougars will be back on the court on March 15 for a home match with Oakdale. First serves begin at 3:30.

The Prowl would like to thank Coach Cerezo for his contribution to this story.

Frankie Ambriz
Victor Perez

Photos courtesy of Coach Cerezo