Folsom Lake College golf team places second, tennis team loses to Cosumnes RiverBy: Staff Report
The Folsom Lake College men’s golf team, fresh off last week’s big win at the Stanford Invitational, was handed a bit of humility yesterday in a non-conference match at Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa.
The Falcons took second among the four teams, losing to winner Sierra by four strokes (393-397). Only two Folsom Lake golfers shot in the 70’s (Joel Slak – 75 and Dylan Neal – 77), a profound turnaround from last week when five players managed to do so. Coach Barry Zarecky was very disappointed with his team’s mental approach as well as their play.
“I don’t think they took this match seriously, perhaps because it was a “practice” match (non-league). We will be having a meeting today to discuss their attitude. They need to come to play every match.”
Meanwhile, the Folsom Lake men’s tennis team hosted sister college Cosumnes River in a non-league match at Rollingwood Racquet Club. Although the Falcons lost 9-0, there were several encouraging signs from this match. Number 5 singles player Jorge Espiritu and No. 6 Preston FaGalde both won six games each in their two-set matches. The pair also combined to play a close doubles match, eventually losing 8-5.
Golf team scores
Folsom Lake 397
American River 404
Napa Valley 435
Joel Slak 75
Dylan Neal 77
Tom Crowther 81
Brad Piel 81
Jace Tiller 83
Jordan Sato-Sterni 89
Individual tennis scores
#1 Argisht Gevorgyan lost 6-0, 6-0
#2 Kurt Marpuri lost 6-0, 6-1
#3 Craig Wheeler lost 6-1, 6-1
#4 Mark Quimbo lost 6-2, 6-2
#5 Jorge Espiritu lost 6-4, 6-2
#5 Preston FaGalde lost 6-3, 6-3
Gevorgyan/Wheeler lost 8-2
Marpuri/Quimbo lost 8-2
Espiritu/FaGalde lost 8-5
Upcoming: The tennis team will travel to Modesto this weekend to play in the two-day Modesto Tournament Friday and Saturday. The golfers will spend Thursday at Swenson Golf Club in Stockton, playing against Santa Rosa, Delta, Modesto and Napa Valley in a non-conference match.