The good news is that Ventura has taken a 4-2 lead in the state dual team men's tennis final. The No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 singles players have cruised to straight set victory.
James Preston defeated Troy Kellenberger 6-4, 6-0. Diego Almeida defeated Ignacio Lucero 6-0, 6-4. Ben Steensland routed David Nicasio 6-1, 6-1.
To cries of "Vamo Bolsa" in his native Brazilian Portuguese, Alex Rigobello, at No. 3 singles, won the first set 6-4, then came back from a 5-4 deficit to win the second set on a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-5).
Now comes the hard part, getting the final match.
At No. 1 singles, Hassan Abbas won the first set, 6-4. But he dropped the second and third sets, 6-0 and 6-3.
Matthias Muster, at No. 2 singles, fell to Spainard Jose Hilla, 6-4, 6-2.
Ventura can clinch the match with one of the three doubles matches.