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Pitman takes down Turlock in boys tennis
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Pitman High’s No. 1 singles player Andrew Rosero defeated Eiden Shabaz of Turlock High on Thursday in a 6-3, 6-0 win (EDDIE RUIZ/The Journal).

The Pitman Pride varsity boys tennis team is still chasing first place Gregori after they defeated Turlock High on Thursday to complete the season sweep with a 7-2 final from home that secured their sixth league win in seven matches played.

“We had a chance. We were down 4-0; we had two matches split and three matches I thought we could have won but it didn't happen. They’re solid, especially their one and two singles and their No. 1 doubles,” said Turlock head coach Jack Schneider.

“We had some close matches today as expected.  There's something about playing a cross town rival that amps up both teams and everyone put up solid performances,” said Pitman head coach Jeff Hayes.

Pitman handled four of the six singles matches played.

Turlock’s No. 5 singles player Trent Holbert and No. 6 Victor Pak each won their respective matches in straight sets.

Other than that, it was the Pitman Pride show.

Six of the seven victories came in straight sets.

Pitman also swept through the doubles matches, winning all in straight sets.

Pitman’s current record in the Central California Athletic League is 6-1 while Turlock falls to 3-4.

“Next week we face off against Enochs, Downey and Gregori,” Hayes added. “Pitman's only league loss this year came at 5-4 against Gregori.  That second match will decide the season. The boys are playing their best tennis at the moment and looking forward to the challenge.”

Turlock will next take on Downey on the road at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Pitman’s next CCAL match will be at Enochs High at 3 p.m. Tuesday.