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Buffaloes serve up victory

Manteca keeps undefeated streak alive against Sonora

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Buffaloes serve up victory

Manteca No. 1 singles player Alex McAdams winds up for a forehand return while charging toward the net during the Buffaloes' match with defending Valley Oak League champion Sonora Wednesday.

JONAMAR JACINTO/The Bulletin


POSTED March 18, 2010 2:20 a.m.
When your No. 1 singles player takes two-out-of-three matches from an opponent that’s part of an established program you’re probably going to have a good day.

And Manteca’s Alex McAdams did just that – winning 6-3 and 6-1, helping the Buffaloes continue their Valley Oak League unbeaten streak.

But it was Manteca’s No. 2 Alex Derragan that had the performance of the day with his pair of 6-1 victories that helped the squad build the points necessary to walk away with an 11-4 victory. Marc Leon also won one 6-1 set in singles play.

The No. 1 doubles team of Max Angelo and Orel Nunis destroyed their competition with scores of 10-2 and 10-3, while the No. 2 doubles team of Xavier Lopez and Marcus Munoz were victorious with marks of 10-8 and 10-5.

“I was ecstatic with our performance today,” Manteca head coach Frank Fontana said. “It’s always good to get a win against Sonora. They’ve been one of the better programs around for the past few years, and walking away with a win is sweet.

The 5-0 Buffaloes will take on intracity rival Sierra High next Tuesday at Manteca High.

East Union 12, C. Valley 3
CERES – Singles play proved to be the difference Wednesday for the East Union boy’s tennis team who easily handled the Central Valley Hawks.

East Union’s No. 1 singles player Sean Hilscher took all three of his matches with scores of 6-4, 6-0, and 6-0, while No. 2 racqueter Ricky Peloso also swept his competition – finishing 6-0, 6-2, and 6-2.

But it was the doubles play that impressed coach Ron Bylow.

The No. 1 doubles team of Matt Eichsteadt and Chris Garcia had little trouble with their 10-4 and 10-1 victories, but the No. 2 team of Jordan Concepcion and Marcos Aleman were spot-on with their 10-3 and 10-2 matches.

“This was the first time in league play that we’ve had both doubles teams win on the same day, and that’s was a good thing to see,” Bylow said. “Jordan and Marcos played exceptional today.”

The 4-1 Lancers will travel to Oakdale today to take on the Mustangs in a crucial VOL matchup.

Sierra 8.5, Oakdale 6.5
It was the strong play of Sierra’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players that enabled the Timberwolves to squeak by the Oakdale Mustangs Wednesday afternoon and claim another VOL victory.

Kevin Rausa – Sierra’s No. 1 player – recorded a pair of 6-0 sets and won a close 7-6 victory to claim three victories in the match. No. 2 singles player Forrest Tolman swept his three games 6-0, 6-3, and 6-0. No. 3 Josh Weiland also recorded a 6-1 victory.

With the win, Sierra improves to 2-3 in VOL play.

 — Jason Campbell
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