The Rancho Mirage boy’s tennis team improved to 5-1 on the year with their fourth consecutive win in a 14-4 win over Shadow Hills on Monday.
Daniel Whelan won three sets and the doubles teams of Marcos Giron and Javier Campos and Ivan Hernandez and Carter Victorio also won three to lead the Rattlers. Ismael Cuevas and the doubles team of Alex Arias and Juan Felix also won two sets apiece, and Luis Velazquez added another as the Rattlers won a critical De Anza League game.
Desert Chapel 287, LaVerne Lutheran 301: At Tahquitz Creek, Garrett Pena shot a 9-hole round of 45, Aaron Corey finished with a 47 and Joey Spoelder had a 52 for the Eagles, who play next on Wednesday against Desert Christian Academy.
Twentynine Palms 258, Shadow Hills 313: Justin Delarosa shot a 43 and Jace Hope finished with a 8-hole round of 51 for the Wildcats, and Diego Serrano shot a 53 for the Knights.
Desert Christian Academy 213, Cornerstone Christian 240: Wyatt Snellenberger and Harrison Yu each shot a 9-hole round of 39, Nash Johnson shot s 40, Robert Yu shot a 43 and William Whitaker finished with a 52.
COD 352, Mt. San Jacinto 354: College of the Desert shot under-8 as a team to claim their fifth PAC Conference win, at Skylinks Golf Club on Monday. Ryan Emery and Michael Starbuck each shot a 69, Sam Jackson finished with a round of 70, and Mick Schaloum and Kenzo Vlassaks each shot a 72.
The Roadrunners play again next Monday at Desert Island.
La Quinta 4, Bellarmine Prep 1: The Blackhawks managed just three hits on the day, yet managed to score four runs, including three in the final inning, to win a close game on Monday.
Lauren Robinson pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run, and Bea Ojeda scored two runs for La Quinta.
Matsumoto signs with WWU
Fumika Mastsumoto will continue her collegiate golf career at William Woods University in Missouri, College of the Desert announced Monday. She was named First Team all-conference in the Orange Empire, while also receiving tournament MVP for the second consecutive season.
COD sophomore Karla Casillas and freshmen Sydney Hannibal and Lidia Sanchez were each named CCCSCA scholar athletes by having a GPA of 3.3 or higher while also competing for the Roadrunners and completing at least 24 semester units in the classroom. The three played on the women’s soccer team in the fall.