Mira Costa boys tennis 2019

Mira Costa boys tennis team incluces Mitchell Watson (from left), Max Wuelfing, Coach Joe Ciasulli, Tim Dzhurinskiy (holding the trophy), Matthew Poh, Noah Gonalons, Kyle Sillman, Ethan Han, Kyle Chen, Nick Darrow, Trent Porter, Tanner Chen, Kelly Giese, Laszlo Solnicki, and Assistant Coach Mark McGuire. (Photo by Shari Ciasulli)

The Mira Costa boys tennis team is proving on the courts to be a team on the rise with some big victories in tournament play and dual matches.

Recently, they won the Golden State Classic tournament after they defeated Canyon Crest in a tiebreaker in the championship at Menlo High School on March 1.

The score was tied 3-3 and Mira Costa won 27-22 in the tiebreaker.

“Although we did not win any doubles matches, the team swept the singles matches,” said Mira Costa boys’ tennis head coach Joe Ciasulli.

The singles players were Tim Dzhurinskiy, who won 6-2. Kyle Sillman and Matthew Poh both won their sets by 6-1 scores.

In the first round, they beat Menlo-Atherton 5-1; quarterfinals they won by the same score over Monta Vista and in the semifinals defeated Bellarmine 4-2.

The added two more wins to their victory total this week with wins over No. 5 ranked Arcadia (Division 1) in another tiebreaker after the score was 9-9. Mira Costa won in games 81-77.

The nonleague match was at Arcadia.

Dzhurinskiy won three sets 7-5, 6-2, and 6-0 for Mira Costa. Poh won two sets 6-4 and 6-0.  In doubles, Ethan Han/Max Wuelfing won three sets 6-2, 6-2, and 6-1.

The next day they beat Loyola at home 11-7.

Poh won three sets 6-0, 6-0, and 7-6(3); and Max Wuelfing won three sets 6-4, 6-0, and 6-0.  In doubles, Ethan Han/Tim Dzhurinskiy won three sets 6-2, 6-3, and 6-2.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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