The Bulldogs (5-2 SJAA) remaining matches include Bear Creek again today, April 18, Chavez on Thursday and Franklin on Tuesday, April 24.
Tracy clinched the team win when No. 2 player, senior Anthony Klassen, beat Bear Creek’s Chris Wardrip in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
“The first one went really well, the second one things started to get into play as he started getting back on his feet,” Klassen said. “It made me change how I had to play. I had to attack to him. Once we both got back on our feet that’s when we really shined and we both took it to the next level.”
He added that Tuesday’s win will give everybody more confidence in the last three SJAA matches.
“It’s a singles sports, but it’s mainly a team as we keep on progressing together,” Klassen said.
Tracy’s No. 3 player, sophomore Derek Paris, also got a hard-fought victory beating Sushart Pokle, the first set going to a tie-breaker, which Paris won 7-6 (7-5), and he won the second set 6-3.
“The guy that I played definitely could have beat me, but I think a lot of it was just outlasting him,” Paris said. “I could tell when he got tired, and I got tired but I just had to keep my head in the game.”
Tracy also won the number-two doubles as Danville Camegla and Andrew Jurado beat Jason Tolete and Andre Albino 6-3, 6-3. Bear Creek’s number-one Ryan Eldred beat Tracy’s Ryan Black 6-2, 6-3; and the Bruins’ doubles team of Aqib Khan and Chris Salango beat Paul Gleason and Andrew Canlas in three, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.