Tennis: Catalina Foothills over Rincon/UHS 6-3

Jared Perry. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


As we first reported, when Rincon/University beat the Catalina Foothills boys tennis team 5-4 on March 25, the victory ended a 110-match streak for the Falcons dating back to a Division II semifinal loss to Ironwood Ridge on May 3, 2013. The streak included six state championships in a row from 2014 to 2019. Former head coach Bill Wright won the first two of those and current head coach Jeffry Bloomberg (78-1) took over in 2016.

The Falcons went without their top two players against Rincon/UHS, in Jared Perry and Jeevaj Bondalapati, and the Rangers took full advantage as any top team would. You play who you play and most of the players on both squads are used to the USTA circuit where that adage is true….



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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