"I was very happy with [my players] today, they came to play," San Marino Coach Melwin Pereira said. "Most of them weren't afraid to lose. They stuck to their plan and just went out and played. I was so proud."
San Marino's Nicolas Splichael swept in No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-1, 6-0. Danny Gealer won both sets for the Titans, 6-3, 6-1, before being subbed out for Daniel Abrams, who won, 6-2.
"A lot of teams have a good No. 1 [singles player] but we're really deep," Gealer said. "James kind of broke [La Cañada's] Josh Kim down in the first round and set the tone for the match."
Realizing how formidable the Titans (8-3, 6-0 in league) singles lineup is and down two starters, Moravec went for broke in doubles putting his No. 2 and 3 singles players — Andre Danuns and Ryan Lee, respectively — in doubles.
It didn't play out as hoped, as San Marino's Robert Carter and Timothy Duong won both sets, 6-0, 7-5, before being subbed out in the third set.
The Titans No. 3 doubles team, Mark Lew and Matt Hsiau, won both sets, 6-3, 6-3, as La Cañada (6-5, 2-3) defaulted its final doubles set.
"[The Titans] singles are just so good," Moravec said. "Nicolas, Danny and James aren't going to give you anything and after that it was really up to our doubles, but [San Marino's doubles teams] are just too good."
The Spartans got two wins from Tyler Jones and Lee in No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-1, and their final win from Leeho Lim and Danuns in No. 1 doubles.