The Ratters’ boys’ tennis team continued their early undefeated run in De Anza League action with a convincing win over Twentynine Palms 14-4 at home Wednesday afternoon. Daniel Whelan swept all three of his singles matches for Rancho Mirage, while Ismael Cuevas and Luis Velazquez each picked up two sets apiece.
In doubles, Marco Giron and Javier Campos, and Carter Victorio and Ivan Hernandez each won two sets for the Rattlers, while Alexis Magana and Jagger Orta, and Julien Parks and Jake Orta each won a set.
Cathedral City 11, Indio 7: After leading just 7-5 going into the final round on Tuesday, the Lions’ boys’ tennis team won four of their final six sets to clinch a DVL victory. Javertt Hernandez swept all three of his singles matches to lead Cathedral City, while the doubles tandem of Corado and Frias swept theirs as well.
The Lions (4-4 in league) play next on Thursday.
Shadow Hills 16, Desert Hot Springs 2: Andrew Limon and Andrew Barney both swept all three of their singles matches 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in the Knights’ (7-3, 3-1) dominating victory, as did the doubles tandem of Matthew Alaniz and Jake Amador.
Yucca Valley 9 (76), Desert Mirage 9 (75): The Rams lost on a game’s tiebreaker, 76-75, to De Anza League foe Yucca Valley on Wednesday. Juan Mendez (6-1, 6-1), Jose-Luis Huerta (6-3, 6-1) and Martin Montez (6-1, 7-6 (5)) each won two sets in singles.
In doubles, David Savellano and David Estrada (6-3, 6-4) won two sets, and Erick Estrada and Josue Huerta (6-2) won one.
The Rams play next on Monday at home against Twentynine Palms.
Palm Desert 9, Palm Springs 0: Marcelo Terrazas pitched six shutout innings Tuesday night, giving up three hits with four strikeouts, for the Aztecs to pick up the team’s first DVL win of the season.
At the plate, Sammy Diaz and Josh Hernandez each connected for two hits, and Jeremiah Estrada knocked in three RBIs including a two-run homer. The Aztecs play again on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Palm Springs.
Rancho Mirage 6, Desert Hot Springs 1: Martin Casillas recorded two doubles and two RBIs in the Rattlers’ win on Tuesday, while Francisco Alarcon and Cayden Sarvis each had one hit and one RBI.
On the mound, Henry Dougherty picked up the win, going six innings while giving up one unearned run.
Desert Christian Academy 9, Lutheran 5: Scott Jones picked up the win on the mound and also went 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs and a run. Kenny Gagnon added a double and a triple with an RBI and a run scored.
The Conquerors return to league play on Tuesday at home against Redlands Adventist Academy.
Desert Christian Academy 214, Desert Chapel 271: Despite the loss at Indian Springs Country Club, Aaron Corey led the Eagles with a 40, followed by Joey Spoelder’s 46. Desert Chapel (5-2, 0-1) plays next on Monday against Palm Valley.
Redlands East Valley 222, Palm Springs 263: Despite the loss, the Indians posted their best team score of the season, cutting 13 strokes off their next best round. Riley Spillman posted the lowest score for Palm Springs, followed by Adam Rehayel.
Rancho Mirage 227, San Jacinto 228: DJ Sailor led the Rattlers to a narrow victory with a 41, followed by Mauricio Alvarez’s 44, his lowest round of the season. Brandon Gonzalez and Benny Leung both carded a 49.
The Rattlers play next on Thursday against Desert Mirage.
Coachella Valley 241, Indio 249: Kevin Martinez carded a 42 as the medalist for the Rajahs in a losing effort, along with Matthew Ortiz’s 46. Izaiha Lucas led the Arabs with a 43, followed by Juan Torres and Jesus Zavala’s 46s at Indian Palms Country Club.
Murietta Mesa 8, Palm Springs 7: Davia Hines was the only Indian who picked up multiple hits with a double and a triple, though her team knocked a total of 11 hits in the loss.
The Indians (9-3, 2-0) play next on Friday at home against Xavier.
Track and field
Shadow Hills vs. Big Bear: The Knights boys’ team dominated in their 110-17 victory, with three multiple event winners. David Hurley took both field events, winning the shot put with a 40-foot, 9.5-inch toss and the discus with a 132-9 throw. Isaiah Gonzalez won the 1600 meters (4:41.2) and the 3200 meters (10:39.2), and Armando Munoz won both the 200 meters (23.71) and the long jump (20-1). The boys are now 5-0 and 3-0 in De Anza League action.
The Knights girls’ team lost a tight match to the defending league champs 64-63. In the loss, Jada Toland won the 300 meter hurdles while breaking the school record in the process with a time of 51.93 seconds. Mason Stansberry also broke her own 200 meter record (26.89) and Nyah Chavez stayed undefeated in the 1600 meters (5:24.3) and the 3200 meters (12:15.5). The girls’ team is now 4-1 and 2-1 in league action.