Thursday Apr 03 2008
Placer renews rivalry with Del Oro
By: Journal Sports Staff
Pfisterer, McCallister take the top prize at Placerâ€™s doubles tourney
Placer's battle with Del Oro on the tennis courts Wednesday didn't have many signs of the fierce rivalry that exists between the two schools. Placer coach Tom Isaac was friendly with wife Jen Isaac ” the Del Oro coach ” and players mingled amiably in the stands. The Hillmen were still happy to get the best of the Golden Eagles at the inaugural Placer Doubles Tournament. Yannic Pfisterer and Cameron McCallister got their stiffest challenge from teammates Dan Ragusano and Mike Fraguglia, whom they beat in a playoff to win the A flight. Del Oro's Spencer Butterfield and Garrett Dublin took third place. The Eagles' Jakob Stevens and Rowan Young claimed the title in the B flight, edging Placer's top girls team of Farrah Dobbas and Marissa Rodriguez. Stevens and Young went 3-0 in the tournament. Seth Alquist and Brandt Steinmetz were third in the B flight. Placer's Kim Aagaard and Marcus DeMartini went 3-0 to win the C flight, edging teammates Dani Neft and Drew Bischel in a playoff for the top spot. Del Oro's Matt Hanson and Sky Young placed third. The Hillmen play coed tennis in the Pioneer Valley League while Del Oro is in the midst of the boys season in the Sierra Foothill League. Both teams will be back in action Friday at Placer as Clovis comes to town for a three-way match. Forest Lake 8, Encina 1 at Lake of the Pines ” The Falcons won their second match of the Golden Empire League campaign as freshman Ally Weir posted her first league win. Weir battled for a 7-6 (1), 6-2 win at No. 2 girls singles to highlight Forest Lake's victory. Ali Robinson was a 6-2, 6-3 winner at No. 1. Jen Menary and Caitlin Hanson won 10-0 to remain undefeated in the GEL. Amanda Timmerman and Courtney Turner rolled to a 10-1 win at No. 2 doubles. Troy Douglass and Tony Nicosia picked up a 10-7 win at No. 2 boys doubles. Scott Johnston and Christey Johnston teamed up for a 10-4 win in mixed doubles.