The Napa High badminton team improved to 5-9 in Monticello with Friday’s 12-3 Monticello Empire League win over visiting Rodriguez.
Winning for Napa at No. 1 through No. 5 singles, in order, were Chelsea Pascual, 21-19, 21-13, Dulce Chocooj, 21-12, 21-19, Vanessa Garcia, 21-12, 21-9, Elina Chapouris, 21-18, 21-13, and Lucero Alvarez, 21-16, 22-20.
Jacqueline Perez fell 21-18, 21-17 at No. 6, but No. 7 Bella Pineda came back to win 20-22, 21-12, 21-14, as did No. 8 Maya Cisneros, 21-19, 11-21, 22-20.
In doubles, No. 1 players Chocooj and Pascual won 21-9, 21-12, and No. 2 players Alexandria Martinez and Michelle Aguayo prevailed 15-21, 21-10, 21-18. At No. 3, Rodriguez’s Audrey Ocampo and Sriha Srinivasan rallied past Vanessa Garcia and Alejandra Carrillo, 19-21, 21-19, 21-19, but No. 4 Indians Chapouris and Pineda came back themselves to win 13-21, 21-16, 21-15.
The Mustangs’ No. 5 team of Haley Ricafort and Kayle Tan held off Cisneros and Cynthia Ruiz, 21-12, 20-22, 21-10. But Napa’s No. 6 players, Alvarez and Perez, won 21-17, 21-13, and No. 7 teammates Yulissa Zambrano and Anahi Tovar won 21-19, 21-14.
The Indians have three matches next week before hosting Vintage on April 25.
Vacaville 13, Vintage 2
Maryanna Reyes won 21-16, 21-10 at No. 2 singles and Carla Magana 21-18, 15-21, 21-18 for the Crushers, but the hosting Bulldogs won the rest in Friday’s MEL contest.
Vacaville needed three sets to pull out four of its wins – over Emma Hall 21-13, 21-23, 21-15 at No. 6 singles, and in doubles against No. 1 players Anna Douglas and Izza Belle Ygnalaga 18-21, 21-14, 21-13, the No. 2 team of Bella Campbell and Reyes 21-16, 14-21, 21-19, and No. 5 players Hall and Ixchel Sanchez 21-13, 18-21, 21-15.
In singles, Campbell fell 23-21, 21-16, Ygnalaga 22-20, 21-12, Douglas 21-19, 21-15, Lastrella 21-16, 21-12, and Meri Baltazar 21-13, 21-4.
Falling in doubles were Lastrella and Baltazar 21-11, 21-15, Magana and Alondra Infante, 21-12, 21-12, Cervantes and Ava Rubin 21-7, 21-9, and Vineela Donthi and Sara Ledesma 22-20, 21-13.
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Napa has 2-1 week in MEL
The Indians improved to 4-2 in MEL play and 7-2 overall with a 245-278 win over Rodriguez on Thursday, and a 238-246 victory over Armijo on Tuesday, after falling 219-237 to Vacaville on Monday at Silverado.
“We’re fighting through some illnesses and injuries at the moment, and looking forward to getting back to full strength, but appreciating the opportunity to get some players match time that otherwise might not,” Napa head coach Cory Roche said.
Andrew Wheeler led the way Thursday at Silverado Resort with a 44. Zach Swim had a 45, Stephen Blume a 48, AJ Greenlaw a 52 while playing through a mid-round injury, and Ian Clark a 56.
On Tuesday at Paradise Valley Golf Course, it was Blume leading the way with a 44, while Parker deOcampo added a 45, Swim a 48, Wheeler a 50, and Johnny Torres a 51.
On Monday at Silverado, Blume shot 43, Swim 44, Wheeler 46, Greenlaw 48 and Clark 56.
American Canyon 17, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 11
In a strange game, the Wolves pounded out 10 hits and were the beneficiaries of 11 walks and one hit batsman in their nonleague win at home Friday.
Liam Miller was the starting pitcher and gave up three runs on three hits while striking out three and walking two in two innings. Jordan Fisher threw an inning and gave up four runs on three hits while striking out two and walking one. Nathan Banks threw the last three innings and recorded the win, giving up four runs on four hits while fanning five and walking two.
The Wolves continued their hot hitting, led by Eli DeGuzman (3 for 4, double, three RBIs), Matt Zollinger (2 for 2, two RBIs), Jimmy Larson (2 for 5, two RBIs), Noah Myer (1 for 2, two RBIs), Cam Peters (1 for 1, RBI) and Nate Countouriotis (1 for 1, RBI squeeze-bunt single).
The Wolves (6-6-1 overall), winners of six of their last seven games, host Fairfield at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Clayton Valley 9, Vintage 3
The Crushers were held to seven hits – by Jason Brandow (2 for 3, triple, three RBIs), Max Phipps (2 for 2, walk), Cole Ridling (1 for 1, triple, run) and Zach Joson (1 for 3, run) in Friday’s nonleague game at home.
Zach Geary and Felix Ortiz added walks and Troy Ghisletta scored a run for Vintage, which trailed just 4-3 after three innings. Ridling, the first of five Crusher pitchers, allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits, five walks and a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings and took the loss.
Vanden 3, American Canyon 0
Lisa Bolton took the loss in a pitchers dual with Vanden’s Dari Orme, allowing three unearned runs on eight hits, nine strikeouts and no walks. She also went 2 for 3 at the plate. Katherine Montuya (1 for 2, double, walk) had the only other hit off Orme, who racked up 15 strikeouts.
St. Patrick-St. Vincent 7, American Canyon 6, 8 innings
The Wolves (8-5) saw their five-game win streak end with the nonleague loss at home Friday.
Angel Cota pitched the first four innings and gave up five earned runs on seven hits. Vinnie Espejo and Kyle Racel each pitched two frames of relief and allowed just one earned run on one hit, with Racel taking the hard-luck loss.
Leading the Wolves at the plate were Angel Yee (3 for 4, two RBIs), Riley Carlos (2 for 3), Racel (1 for 5, RBI). Mason Brodit (1 for 4) and Oliver Aandahl (1 for 4).