FIRST TEAM

MAYSON XUE, Dougherty Valley, So. -- Xue earned the first North Coast Section singles title in school history with four wins in straight sets. He beat Terra Linda's Jerod Mah 6-1, 6-1 in the Division I finals. After starting the season as the team's No. 2 player, the determined Xue won the Diablo Foothill Athletic League singles.

DAN CARDIFF, Acalanes, Sr. -- The Cal Poly-bound Cardiff, a first-team all-DFAL singles pick, teamed with his brother Ryan to finish second in the NCS Division I doubles tournament, in which they dropped a heartbreaker 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 against Paul Barretto and Dominic Barretto of Redwood.

ALEX KEYSER, San Ramon Valley, So. -- Keyser would have been the favorite had he played in the NCS singles tourney after advancing to the semifinals in 2013. He had a 10-0 record this season and missed by one match of being eligible to compete in NCS as an individual. He placed third in the 16s in the Easter Bowl, or USTA National Spring Championships.

ANANT MUNDRA, San Ramon Valley, So. -- The East Bay Athletic League Singles MVP, he won the league singles title and had a 22-2 overall mark, advancing to the NCS semifinals before falling in three sets against Jarod Mah of Terra Linda.


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RISHAB SARDANA, James Logan, Fr. -- The Colts' phenom was the unbeaten Mission Valley Athletic League champion before falling to San Ramon Valley's Anant Mundra 6-4, 6-0 in the NCS quarterfinals. Sardana beat Heritage's Worku Ousman 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.

MIKE WANG, Dougherty Valley, Jr. -- Wang gave the Wildcats a one-two singles punch along with Xue. He dropped a 7-5, 6-4 heartbreaker against Mundra in the first round of NCS after being selected to the first-team all-DFAL squad. He also came up big for the Wildcats in the NCS team tourney.

MAX YUN, College Prep, Jr. -- A year after finishing second, Yun, the No. 1 seed, won the NCS Division II singles title 6-0, 7-6 (4) over unseeded Michael Vizcarra of Hercules in the championship match. Yun cruised past Travis Lynds of Bishop O'Dowd and Rory Winters of St. Helena in the first two rounds.

Coach of the Year

AKSHAY ARORA, Dougherty Valley -- Arora, a 2001 NCS doubles champion at Amador Valley, guided the Wildcats to perhaps the best season in school history, in all sports, which included an unbeaten run to Diablo Foothill Athletic League and North Coast Section Division I championships, along with a Northern regional runner-up finish. Arora, who heads Arora Tennis and Fitness for the City of Dublin, coached 10 of his 12 competitors with the city.

-- MATT SCHWAB