Netters win playoff opener

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Colfax High?s tennis team made the long trek to Riverbank Monday afternoon and the Falcons returned home with a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff victory. Playing the host Bruins who were the Trans Valley League?s No. 2 team, the Falcons picked up two key wins in boys and girls doubles to eke out a 5-4 first-round win. ?It was tight all the way,? said Colfax coach Paul Phillips. ?Our doubles teams really came through for us.? Colfax trailed 2-0 after losing the top two boys singles matches but the Falcons picked up key wins from the No. 1 boys doubles tandem of John Bianchi and Eric Graves and the No. 2 doubles squad of Connor Havens and Chris Harshman. Bianchi and Graves downed Riverbank?s Juan Arfaro and Nick Campbell, 6-3, 6-2, while Havens and Harshman topped Ernic Velasco and Javior Baltazar, 6-0, 6-1. In girls doubles, Colfax?s No. 2 team of Evie Sweet and McClaren Unholz picked up a vital win by defeating Carolina Suhauf and Hermelinda Soto, 6-1, 6-0. Colfax was slated to play West Campus, the No. 1 Golden Empire League team, in the second round. COLFAX 5, RIVERBANK 4 Boys Singles Single ? Karl Dietz (Col) def. by Armondo Rodrigues, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Drew Detwiler (Col) def. by Eric Hernandez 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Girls Single ? Justine Hanson (Col) def. Gabby Macedo 7-6, 6-1. Aspen Fairchild (Col) defeated Linda Erazo 7-6, 6-4. Boys Doubles Single ? John Bianchi and Eric Graves (Col) def. Juan Arfaro and Nick Campbell 6-3, 6-2. Connor Havens and Chris Harshman (Col) def. Ernic Velasco and Javior Baltazar 6-0, 6-1. Girls Doubles ? Evie Sweet and McClaren Unholz (Col) def. Carolina Suhauf and Hermelinda Soto, 6-1, 6-0. Julia Kreft and Alex Noble (Col) def. by Domineek Jennings and Mago Martinez 7-6, 6-2. Mixed doubles ? Rachel Fischer and John Crane (Col) def. by Celena Hernandez and Rigo Calderon 7-6, 6-2.