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Burbank Boys Tennis Leaves No Doubt in Win Over Burroughs

The first time the Burbank and Burroughs boys’ tennis teams got together this season, the Bulldogs earned a road win on a tiebreaker.

But in the return leg, Burbank left no doubt as to which was the stronger team, winning 13-5 over the visiting Indians.

“I think we just honed in about playing and not worrying about the score and worrying about if we were losing or not,” Burbank’s Parker Katz said. “With my partner Dominik we just said get your serve in, play the point and go point by point, game by game. Last year it was a really intense match and I think last month there was a lot of tension (too). It was a big match.”

Burbank (8-4 in league) won seven sets in doubles and got six more in singles.

Burroughs (6-6) got a sweep in singles from No. 1 player Sam Bernardy, who is a sophomore.

He won 6-2 over Burbank freshman Yesh Desai, 6-2 over Burbank’s Abasi Abukusumo and 6-0 over sophomore Hakop Kerimyan.

“I thought I was playing well. I came (ready) to practice this week,” Bernardy said.

Desai defeated Burroughs No. 2 Kyle Lester, 6-1 and No. 3 player Blake Hildebrandt, 6-0.

Abukusumo, who is a sophomore, defeated Lester, who is a freshman, 6-4.

Abukusumo also defeated Hildebrandt, who is a sophomore, 6-1.

Kerimyan, who is a sophomore, defeated Lester 6-4 and Hildebrandt, 6-0.

In doubles, it was Burbank’s No. 2 team of Katz and Sumera, who earned a sweep.

The pair of juniors opened with a 7-6 (8-6) win over the Burroughs No. 2 team of senior Cameron Flowers and junior Sebastian Muga.

They earned a 6-4 win over the Burroughs No. 1 team of senior Mark Do and sophomore Trieu Nguyen.

They defeated the Burroughs No. 3 team of Daniel Cho and Rafael Munguia 6-4. Cho and Munguia are both seniors.

“It was a tough match especially because our first two sets went pretty far in,” Sumera said. “I think it was the longest my partner and I have played in one day.”

The Burbank No. 1 doubles team of senior Ethan Lee and Sid Denduluri won 6-0 over Do and Nguyen. They defeated Flowers and Muga 6-1, but fell 6-3 to Cho and Munguia.

The Burbank No. 3 team of senior Michael Westwood and junior Daniel Khrlobian fell 6-0 to Cho and Munguia.

Senior Greg Gevojanyan replaced Westwood for the other two sets.

He and Khrlobian defeated Do and Nguyen 6-3 and defeated Flowers and Muga 6-1.

Burroughs, which finishes fourth in league, is expected to get a wild card into the CIF playoffs.

“I think we have a good chance of going deep into the playoffs,” Bernardy said. “I think we’re deeper than we were last year.”

Burbank Boys Tennis Tops Burroughs on Tiebreaker

The first Burbank-Burroughs boys’ tennis match of the season was so close that everyone was done playing and they had to get their calculators out to see who won.
Visiting Burbank escaped with a 73-71 win in games after both teams won nine sets each.
“I told the guys every game counts,” Burbank coach Loi Phan said. “I told them a win (in a set) would be great, but I need games. I knew it was going to be super close.”

Burbank (4-2 in league and overall), was able to pull through thanks to No. 3 singles player Hakop Kerimyan pulling out a 6-2 win over Burroughs No. 2 Kyle Lester.
“The nerves really got to me against the last guy. I beat him 6-2, but it was very hard fought,” Kerimyan said. “Most of the points went down to the wire. Most of them were his mistake and not my skill. This is my first year on varsity and there was a lot of pressure being in on the deciding point.”
Burroughs (3-3) was led by No. 1 singles player Sam Bernardy, who earned a sweep by going 6-4 over Sid Denduluri, 6-2 over Yash Desai and 6-0 on Kerimyan.
“It was an exciting match. I actually thought we were going to win when we got started,” Burroughs coach Roy Bernhardt said. “But then it started getting tight.”
Lester, who was the Burroughs No. 2 singles player, fell 6-1 to Denduluri and defeated Burbank No. 2 Yash Desai 7-5.
Burroughs No. 3 player Blake Hildebrandt went 0-6, 3-6, 2-6.

In doubles, Burroughs won five of the nine sets.
The Indians No. 1 team of Mark Do and Trieu Nguyen lost 6-4 to Burbank’s No. 1 team of Ethan Lee and Abasi Abukusumo . Do and Nguyen defeated the Burbank No. 2 team of Greg Gevojanyan and Daniel Khrlobian 6-4 and the No. 3 team of Dominik Sumera and Michael Westwood. 6-1.
The Burroughs No. 2 doubles team of Cameron Flowers and Sebastian Muga fell 6-1 to Lee and Abukusumo, defeated Gevojanyan and Khrlobian 6-1 and lost 6-2 to Sumera and Parker Katz, who substituted for Westwood.
The Burroughs No. 3 team of Daniel Cho and Rafael Munguia lost 6-1 to Lee and Abukusumo, but defeated Gevojanyan and Khrlobian 6-2 and went 6-0 over Sumera and Westwood.