Bulldogs Beat Bears in Rivalry Match, 14-4

Photo by Sebastian Moore / Burbank Leader | Burbank High School sophomore Simon Akopyan and doubles partner Dominic Aleman (not pictured) swept their competition to help the Bulldogs defeat intracity rival Burroughs High, 14-4.

First published in the April 9 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The visiting Burbank High School varsity boys’ tennis team tallied its second victory in as many days over intracity rival Burroughs High, 14-4, last Thursday.

Burbank’s doubles teams swept Burroughs, while the singles players added five set victories.

The Bulldogs No. 1 doubles team of Adonis Basco and Yash Desai swept 6-1, 7-5, 6-2. The No. 2 tandem of Christopher Krikorian and Mark Lin tallied three set victories, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2, while the No. 3 duo of Simon Akopyan and Dominic Aleman also notched three wins, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

In singles action, No. 2 Adam Ridaoui swept his competition 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, while Amrith Kodumuri won two sets 6-1, 6-0.

Each of the Bears’ singles players registered at least one set victory, led by No. 3 Michael Fraser, who took two of three sets 6-0, 6-1. No. 1 singles player Bernard Woods and No. 2 singles player Markos Mkrtchyan each tallied one victory, 6-1 and 6-0, respectively.

Burbank (7-1 league record) is scheduled to host Arcadia in a Pacific League match on Tuesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Burroughs (3-5 in league) is scheduled to visit Crescenta Valley High in La Crescenta on Tuesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m.