BTen: Rams turn away Pirates

Cate turned in its second impressive victory in a row on Tuesday by defeating Santa Ynez 13-5 in a non-league match.

Cate commanded attention early on by sweeping the entire first round against the Pirates, who received votes for the Top-10 in CIF Division 4 in the latest poll and won the divisional championship last season.

The Rams were coming off a victory over Arroyo Grande, then ranked No. 6 in Division 2.

Jason Xiao swept three sets in singles and the doubles team of Michael Nettesheim and Christian Herman cruised 6-0, 6-2, 6-1.

The Rams improve to 3-2 with the victory and face San Luis Obispo at home in their next match on Thursday.