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Indians coast to win

BURROUGHS HIGH — There wasn’t much drama involved in Monday’s Pacific League boys’ tennis match between Burroughs High and Burbank.

The biggest buzz from the event was that it had to be moved from Burbank to Burroughs because the Bulldogs’ courts were too wet from drizzle that hit the area earlier in the day. However, that didn’t affect the outcome in the least.

Riding a singles sweep in which three Indians surrendered just two games, Burroughs was easily able to earn a 16-2 victory against its cross-town rival.

The result was one game better than the first match between the teams this season, as the Indians (10-2 in league) defeated the Bulldogs (3-8) on April 5, 15-3.


The match was moved to Monday because Burroughs singles player Garrett Auproux and the doubles team of Kevin Hoang and Phillip Lam will be taking part in the Ojai Invitational, which begins Thursday.

Auproux, who is ranked No. 2 in Southern California and No. 11 in the nation in his 16-year-old age group, continues to have a wildly successful season. Auproux, last season’s league singles champion, breezed through his three sets by 6-0 scores. This season, Auproux has not surrendered a game in 26 sets.

“I was a little nervous today because I didn’t want to lose one,” said Auproux, who didn’t play singles in two matches against league-champion Arcadia. “But I’m playing pretty well now. I’m looking forward to playing at Ojai.”

Burroughs’ No. 2 singles, Calvin Fox, went, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, and Michael Whelan went, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0.


In doubles, Hoang and Lam went, 6-2, 7-6(7-2), 6-2, Wen Yao Lin and Sawyer Patterson went, 6-0, 6-4, 6-1, and Sebastian Larenas and Zach Moing went, 4-6, 6-4, 2-6.

The only points Burbank was able to earn came with it’s No. 3 doubles team of James Hong and Jonathan Lee, which went, 2-6, 1-6, 6-2.

Burbank Coach Loi Phan said he didn’t shuffle his lineup against the Indians.

“They are a very good team and we’re not ready to remotely challenge them,” Phan said. “There’s nothing we could have done to mix things up.”