Wildecats breeze past Centennial

April 13, 1999|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

In a match of unbeatens yesterday, Wilde Lake left Centennial blowing in the wind.

The visiting Wildecats took control early, winning three of the first four matches, and went on to a convincing 6-3 victory.

"This is a big confidence builder," said Wilde Lake senior Stephen DeVito, No. 6 on the ladder who defeated Mike Thomas, 8-5. "To beat them here is great."

DeVito played well, and his victory gave the Wildecats (6-0) a 5-2 lead that clinched the match.

"We consider River Hill and Centennial [5-1] our main competition, and we beat River Hill last week," DeVito. "We want to show the rest of the county that we're a pretty good team."

The top two boys played doubles. Wilde Lake's Ari Zweig and Carl Szabo lost the first three games, but rallied for an 8-6 win over Charles Lin and Mike Mayhew. Centennial's Nos. 3-4 boys, Shankar Sridhara and Shawn Sultan upended Thuan Tran and Ananta Islam, 8-4.

In other boys singles match, Centennial's No. 5, Matt Lano, defeated David Lax, 8-4. Wilde Lake took both girls singles matches, with No. 5 Rachel Lax defeating Alice Taylor, 8-5, and No. 7 Lucy Howey edging Tiffany Clay, 8-6.

Wilde Lake's Nos. 1-2 girls, Lauren Bondroff and Mariluz Rubert defeated Jessica Abel and Anne Chen, 8-4, and the Wildecats' Nos. 3-4 girls, Jackie Taubman and Lizzie Richman downed Mina Choi and Christina Hong, 8-1.

Pub Date: 4/13/99

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