Wednesday Mar 12 2008
Hillmen take early PVL showdown with Falcons
By: Journal Sports Staff
Placer High's tennis squad won all but the top two girls singles matches Tuesday in beating rival Colfax 7-2 in a Pioneer Valley League matchup in Colfax. Hillmen junior Andy Riggs beat Falcons junior Josh Parker 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 boys singles match. At No. 2 singles, junior Dan Fraguglia downed Colfax sophomore Justin Witt 6-3, 6-1. In doubles action Placer's tandem of German exchange student Yannic Pfisterer and sophomore Cameron McAlister defeated Colfax seniors Brendan Armstrong and Emmanuel Orozco 10-4. The Hillmen's No. 2 pairing of sophomores Dan Ragusano and Mike Fraguglia beat seniors Mike Hinrichs and Steve Bosby 10-3. Placer (4-1, 2-0 PVL) also swept the girls doubles matches. Seniors Farrah Dobbas and Marissa Rodriguez beat the Colfax duo of sophomore Laura Zajac and Katie Jenkins 10-4. Juniors Amelia Arnold and Kristin Rulifson defeated Falcons juniors Rachel Fritz and Angela Ignoffo by the same score. In mixed doubles, Hillmen freshman Brad Ray and senior Dani Neff topped senior Kyle Berchert and sophomore Carissa Millanes 10-3. Winning for the Falcons (1-1 PVL) were junior Heidi Graves, who beat senior Emily Schoenhoff 6-2, 6-2, and senior Kari Zajac, who swept junior Tori Winters 6-0, 6-0. Rocklin 6, Del Oro 3 at Rocklin ” The Golden Eagles (3-2, 3-1 Sierra Foothill League) got all of their victories in singles matches. Freshman Sean Kolar won the No. 1 match 6-2, 6-1, while Del Oro's No. 3 player, junior Andrew Milton, triumphed 6-3, 6-1. Sophomore Brandon Bailey won 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 4 singles match. Marysville 8, Forest Lake Christian 1 at Marysville ” The Falcons' No. 1 girls doubles tandem, sophomores Caitlin Hanson and Jen Menari, posted FLC's only victory of the day, winning their pro-set match 10-2. Forest Lake (1-5, 0-4 Golden Empire League) lost two close girls matches. Freshman Ally Weir won her first set 6-2 before dropping the second 7-6 (7-5). The freshman duo of Courtney Turner and Amanda Timmerman tied their pro-set match at 9-all before losing the tiebreaker 7-5.