The Crescenta Valley, Glendale and Hoover high schools varsity boys’ tennis teams sent individuals to compete in the Pacific League Tournament finals and prelims this week.
CV’s No. 5 doubles team of Hochan Lee and Joshua Kook defeated Glendale’s No. 12 duo of Sergey Grigorian and Leo Petrosyan, 6-0, 6-1, but lost to No. 4 Arcadia in the second round of prelims.
CV’s No. 7 tandem of Ryan and Daniel Lee defeated No. 10 Burroughs High of Burbank, 7-5, 6-2, but lost to No. 2 Burbank in the second round.
In singles action, all three of CV’s competitors lost in the opening round. No. 16 Aiden Kim lost to No. 1 Burbank, 6-0, 6-1, and No. 10 lost to Pasadena’s No. 7. Hoover’s No. 6 Alec Avedisian defeated CV’s No. 11 Dylan Kim, 6-4, 6-2, but lost to No. 3 Arcadia in the second round.
Hoover’s lone doubles team of Benjamin Lim and Vincent Abechian, the No. 13 seed, lost their opening round to No. 4 Arcadia, 6-3, 6-1.
Glendale’s No. 5 Lazar Ratkovic beat Arcadia’s No. 12, 6-0, 7-5, but lost to No. 4 Burbank in the second round. Meanwhile, No. 9-seeded singles Chris Krajian lost his opening matchup against No. 8 Arcadia, 6-1, 6-0.
In doubles action, the No. 16 tandem of Tigran Margaryan and Vynce Cajanding lost to No. 1 Arcadia, 6-0, 6-0, in the opening round.
The Tornados concluded the regular season by defeating host Glendale, 12-6, in a Pacific League match last Thursday.
No. 1 Avedisian (6-1, 6-2) and No. 3 Daniel Shakaryan (6-1, 6-1) each won a pair of sets while No. 2 Albert Poghosyan added a 6-1 victory. The No. 2 doubles team of Abechian and Noah Kurien swept, 6-4, 6-1, 6-1, while the No. 1 duo of Lim and Christopher Kim (6-2, 6-1) and the No. 3 tandem of Eric Ghokasian Khoygani and Andrew Golbasarians (6-2, 6-3) each won a pair of sets.
The Nitros concluded the regular season by losing to visiting Hoover High, 12-6, in a Pacific League match last Thursday.
No. 2 Ratkovic swept, 6-2, 6-0, 6-1, the No. 2 doubles team of Amari Richarson and Cajanding won a pair of sets, 6-3, 6-4, and No. 3 Grigorian won a set, 6-3.
The Falcons were swept by Arcadia, 18-0, in their regular-season finale last week. With the conclusion of the Pacific League tournament this week, the CIF-Southern Section playoff brackets will be released Monday, May 1, at 11 a.m.
First published in the April 29 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.