ARCADIA — Shortly after Garrett Auproux stepped onto the court Thursday in a semifinal match of the Pacific League boys' tennis tournament, it was apparent that the Burroughs High player was on his way to a second straight championship.
However, the situation in doubles was not so clear-cut. Although seeded No. 1, the Indians duo of Phillip Lam and Kevin Hoang dropped its first set in the championship match and the prospect of winning a title looked dim.
Despite their early woes, Lam and Hoang mounted a torrid comeback against the No. 2 Arcadia duo of Travis Tu and Andrew You. The Burroughs tandem won the second set in a tiebreaker and also won a super-tiebreaker to earn the title with a 3-6, 7-6(7-4), 10-7 showing.
Auproux made it a Burroughs sweep, disposing of teammate Calvin Fox, 6-1, 6-1, to capture the singles crown.
During the championship doubles match, Hoang said he was just trying to keep his composure and not get overly excited. He also said that after being down, 5-0, in the first set, battling back to win three games was something that gave the Indians confidence.