Bulldogs Rout Glendale, 17-1

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

Photo by Austin Green / Burbank Leader
Adam Ridaoui, Burbank High School’s No. 1 singles player, gets ready to hit a return during his opening set at Glendale High School on Wednesday.

Thirteen months after their 2020 season — and their No. 1 player’s bid for a league championship in singles — was cut short due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burbank High School boys’ tennis throttled host Glendale High, 17-1, on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.
Adam Ridaoui, the Bulldogs’ top player, only lost one game in his sophomore season debut, sweeping his sets 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. Burbank’s No. 2, senior Abasi Abukusumo, also went undefeated on the day, going 6-3, 6-0, 6-4.
“They looked sharp,” Bulldogs head coach Loi Phan said. “We actually got a couple of practices together, so we look good. We got a couple freshmen [and] I’ve been curious to see how they play in a match.”

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Nitros No Match for Burbank

By Austin Green
Glendale News-Press

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Glendale High School’s Michael Baghdasaryan gets ready to serve during the Nitros’ tennis match against Burbank on Wednesday.

Thirteen months after their 2020 season was cut short due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Burbank High School boys’ tennis defeated host Glendale High, 17-1, on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.
Glendale entered the match shorthanded, with two of their players unable to attend. That left the Nitros without a third doubles tandem, forcing them to forfeit three sets to Burbank before play even began.

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