La Ca ada boys' tennis logs complete sweep


March 19, 2013


La Cañada 18, South Pasadena 0: Everyone swept for the Spartans, who improved to 2-0 in the Rio Hondo League, Tuesday on the road.

La Cañada’s No. 1 singles player Joshua Kim only lost a game, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, highlighting a dominant team performance in singles. The Spartans went 54-15 in singles with Ryan Lee (6-1, 6-3, 6-2) and Christopher Madsen (6-3, 6-3, 6-2) completing the sweep.


Things were more dramatic, as the doubles were perfect after getting two come-from-behind wins. La Cañada’s Leeho Lim and Harrison Zuk faced match point, 5-4, before rallying for a 7-6 win and winning their other two sets, 6-2, 6-3. Pat Finnigan and Nick Malone also rallied for a comeback win, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Joe Song and Liwon Lim also swept, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, for the Spartans, who are ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division II.

La Cañada also posted a 14-4 win over Monrovia at home Monday. Lee (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) was the only Spartan to sweep, as they subbed in a number of players. Madsen (6-0, 6-1), Joshua Kim and Billy Kim (6-0, 6-0), Song and Liwon Lim (6-0, 6-0) and Zuk and Leeho Lim (6-1, 6-0) each won two sets.


La Cañada 8, South Pasadena 4: Brenna Gay went four for four with two runs batted in Tuesday to lead the Spartans to a 2-0 start to the Rio Hondo League season on the road Tuesday.

La Cañada also received two-hit games from Katy Lee (two for three, double) and Olivia Leyva (two RBI, double). Olivia Lam and Selina Mohr also had base hits in the win. Mohr also picked up the victory in the circle, allowing just three hits and a run in four innings.

It took a much more dramatic effort for La Cañada to edge Monrovia, as Aubri Thompson, who went three for three after getting hit in the face with a ground ball earlier in the game, delivered a walk-off double for a 6-5 win over the Wildcats at La Cañada High Friday night.

“This was the not the last we’ve heard of Monrovia,” La Cañada Coach KC Mathews said. “It was a big Friday night under the lights. The crowd was great and our girls never gave up. They were down and they’re not used to that, but they came through. We just didn’t quit and that’s part of what good teams do.”

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