Sports Roundup: Glendale Community College women’s tennis’ title hopes take shot
Santa Monica College 5, Glendale Community College 4: Looking to clinch a share of the Western State Conference title on Thursday, defending champion Glendale was dealt a crucial loss on the road.
The Vaqueros dipped to 13-3, 9-2 in conference and trail Santa Monica (10-1 in conference) and Bakersfield. GCC and Santa Monica will meet again at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glendale with the Vaqueros hoping to force a three-way split.
“It was a fun match and one that could have gone either way,” said Glendale Coach Deo Sy, whose team has won two straight conference titles. “I’m pleased with the way we played and we get another opportunity Tuesday.
“We’ll find out where we stand.”
Bakersfield is 10-2 in conference and wrapped up conference action Thursday with a 6-3 win at Ventura.
Glendale got singles wins from Veronika Galstyan (6-3, 5-7, 6-2), Melody Emmanouildi (3-6, 7-6(9-7), 6-4 and Gabrielle Bautista (6-1, 6-1).
In doubles, the Vaqueros received a win from Emmanouilidi and Alexa Mendez (8-0).
Glendale Community College 5, Victor Valley College 2: John Vergara turned in a quality start despite some control problems to propel the Vaqueros to a Western State Conference East victory on Thursday at Stengel Field.
Vergara threw 7 1/3 innings and allowed two runs (one earned), five hits and six walks while striking out nine to get the win for GCC (22-5-1, 8-1-1 in conference).
Max DeAmicis threw a spotless 2/3 of an inning to set the stage for James Giambalvo to earn the save with a perfect ninth inning.
Troy Viola had a pair of walks and a pair of runs, Zach Mausser also scored twice and had a walk and a hit, Frank Garriola drove in two runs and scored one and Matt Colomes also had two runs batted in.
Glendale Community College 12, L.A. Valley College 1 (five innings): Glendale rolled to a Western State Conference East Division home win Thursday at the Glendale Sports Complex.
The Vaqueros improved to 7-14, 3-5 in the division.
Flintridge Prep 12, Firebaugh 2 (five innings): The Rebels picked up their second Prep League victory of the season on Thursday afternoon at home.
Maia Cohen finished three for three for Flintridge Prep (4-3, 2-1 in league) with two doubles, three RBI and three run. Melissa Grande knocked in three RBI, while starting pitcher Therese Oshiro fanned eight.
Crescenta Valley 15, Glendale 3: Two days after dropping their first Pacific League match of the season, the Falcons bounced back with a league victory on Thursday afternoon.
Kevin Rowe and Amos Ro finished 3-0 in singles action for Crescenta Valley (7-3, 6-1), while the doubles teams of Edward Ahn and Darren Kim and Justin Kim and Maclean Lunt also turned in 3-0 efforts.
Hoover 11, Burroughs 7: Hoover picked up its first win of the season, topping Burroughs in a Pacific League home match Thursday.
The Tornadoes (1-10, 1-7 in league) got three wins in doubles from the No. 1 tandem of Mark Belosludtsev and Anton Belosludtsev (7-6(7-3), 6-3, 6-0).
Flintridge Prep 25, Firebaugh 0 (five innings): The Rebels rolled to a Prep League road victory on Wednesday afternoon.
Danny Chiarodit finished four for six with six runs batted in and three runs for the Rebels (7-3, 1-1). Kendall Kikkawa also drove in three runs.
St. Francis 9, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 7: The Golden Knights picked up their first Mission League victory on the road on Wednesday evening.
St. Francis improved to 5-6, 1-4 in league after taking a 5-1 lead after one quarter and holding on for the victory.
Flintridge Prep 3, Webb 0: Flintridge Prep (10-2) posted a 25-13, 25-16, 30-28 nonleague home win Thursday. The Rebels got 13 kills from Jonny Samuels and 10 from Majeed Ismail and nine kills and three aces from AJ Nicassio.
Le Lycee 3, St. Monica Academy 2: The Crusaders were oh so close to picking up their first International League victory before losing 25-23, 19-25, 25-11, 16-25, 15-12 at home on Wednesday afternoon.
With the loss, St. Monica dropped to 1-7, 0-6 in league.
Flintridge Prep 207, Firebaugh 300: Flintridge Prep picked up its first Prep League win Thursday at Los Amigos Golf Course in Downey.
The Rebels (7-5, 1-2 in league) received a two-under-par 34 from Ben Sacks and a 38 from Justin Yu.
On Wednesday, Flintridge Prep posted a 209-306 nonleague win against Heritage Christian at Knollwood Golf Course.
Sacks carded a two-over-par 38 and Yu had a 39.
St. Francis 187, La Salle 218: St. Francis (5-2) picked up a nonleague victory Thursday at Brookside Golf Course No. 2 in Pasadena. The Golden Knights received an even-par 35 from Aidan Tracey, a 36 from Henry Fitzhugh and 37s from David Emerson and Will Coontz.
Crespi 111, St. Francis 70: The Golden Knights dropped a Mission League road contest at Los Angeles Valley College on Thursday afternoon.
With the defeat, St. Francis dropped to 2-5, 0-2 in league.
Burbank 107, Glendale 69: Glendale dropped a Pacific League meet Wednesday on the road.
Arcadia 114, Hoover 49: The Tornadoes dropped a Pacific League road match on Wednesday afternoon.
Arcadia 121, Hoover 48: The Tornadoes lost a Pacific League road contest on Wednesday.
Burbank 97, Glendale 72: Visiting Glendale suffered a Pacific League defeat Wednesday.