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Buffaloes nearly perfect in win over EU

Aniss rebounds from Ochoa loss with sweep

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Buffaloes nearly perfect in win over EU

Manteca head coach Frank Fontana and his Buffaloes line up prior to the match.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin/


POSTED March 20, 2009 5:11 a.m.
Coming off a close win over Ceres, Manteca High enjoyed a far less nerve-racking match Thursday at East Union, as the Buffaloes topped the Lancers, 15-0.

Yassen Aniss was back in top form, knocking off Tyler Ward 6-0, Steve Shepherd 6-0, and Chris Garcia 6-1.

Marc Leon impressed again, winning 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, and Max Angelo swept 6-0, 6-1, 7-6.

In doubles play, Arnie Morales and Alex Barragan took down Sean Hilscher and Ariel Rossette 10-1, and Matt Eichstadt and Ryan Ward 10-1.

Alex McAdams and Kyle Morton were solid as well, picking up 10-2, 10-1 victories.

“It was a solid day, and it’s nice to get another win,” Manteca head coach Frank Fontana said. “We kept our (Valley Oak League) title hopes alive.”

The Buffaloes (4-0 VOL) head into a challenging week starting Monday when Weston Ranch comes calling.

Sierra follows Thursday, and a home match with fellow VOL frontrunner Sonora looms the following Tuesday.

“We’re looking forward to the next couple,” Fontana said.

Sierra 12, Weston Ranch 3

Timberwolves head coach Arabella Whitlock has been very happy with her singles rotation thus far this season, and Thursday in a home match at Weston Ranch Kevin Rausa, Forrest Tolman and Doug Marks all went 2-1.

Rausa knocked off Chris Legaspi 6-2, and Michel Tongpolad 6-0 before falling in a tiebreaker to Satinder Singh 7-6 (7-5).

Singh picked up all three points for the Cougars, downing both Tolman and Marks 6-3.

“Satinder has been the rock of the team so far,” Cougars head coach Jason Furtado said.

Tolman won 6-1, 6-3 in his remaining matches, and Marks won 6-0, 6-0.

“Doug is really playing strong,” Whitlock said. “Kevin and Forrest are still young, but they’re playing so well, I’m very proud of my singles.”

In doubles play, Jeff Largoza and John-Alan Hewitt upended Steven Ho and JoVincent Legaspi, 10-7, and Russell Espiritu and Rocky Langas, 10-2.

Josh Weiland and Adrian Prieto also swept, 10-6, 10-8.

— Brandon Petersen

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