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Manteca remains perfect in league play

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POSTED April 9, 2010 1:55 a.m.
The Weston Ranch tennis team was able to draw a little sweat from the Valley Oak League’s best team, but a victory would escape them in the Cougars’ 3-2 loss to Manteca High Thursday.

The Buffaloes (9-0 VOL) shrugged off a stubborn Weston Ranch squad, taking two points in the singles and splitting the outcomes of the two doubles matches.

Alex McAdams defeated Weston Ranch’s Serdinder Singh 6-0, 6-1, while teammate Marc Leon rolled past Itsui Yamayoshi 6-1, 6-1. Weston Ranch’s Satinder Singh knocked off Manteca No. 1 Alex Barragan 7-6, 6-3.

“I am pleased anytime we get a win,” Manteca head coach Frank Fontana said. “I talk all year about being a team and wining as a team. Some days you might not win and somebody else will, and the next day you may win and the other person might lose.

“Today we were short in a couple of spots and other people backed them up. That’s what it’s all about.”

Weston Ranch found success on the doubles circuit, winning the No. 2 doubles with Mike Tongpolad and Kevin Yamayoshi teaming up for a 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 thriller. Manteca’s Max Angelo and Oral Nunis had little trouble disposing of their opponents, winning in straight sets 6-1, 6-0.

The league’s best team did not seem to intimidate the Cougars, and Weston Ranch is certain to give the remainder of the league all they can sustain.

“Weston Ranch is a team that comes to compete every time we play them,” Fontana said. “I think they’re one of the stronger teams in our league, and they’re a dangerous team.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see them beat a couple of teams in the second-half of league.”

The Buffaloes will try an remain unblemished when they travel to Ceres to take on the Bulldogs in what will be the VOL’s biggest match this year.

— Jagada Chambers
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