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Sierra dominates singles matches in season opener

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Naomi Nunis of Sierra sizes up her next shot against East Union’s Brooke Niendorf.


POSTED September 5, 2012 1:33 a.m.

Sierra High used a strong effort from its singles to push past the East Union Lancers 7-2 Tuesday in Valley Oak League action.

The match was the league opener from both squads, and Sierra took from control of the match early by sweeping singles play in all six matches. Timberwolves’ No. 1 Vannida Nguyen rolled over her opponent 6-0, 6-1, while both Naomi Nunis and Anna Cardenas won in straight sets.

Maddie Banks (6-1, 6-1) and Annie Banks (6-4, 6-2) also won with relative ease, while Rosie Reynolds victory was stop by retirement.

Sierra was able to land one victory in doubles play, getting a win from Brenda Padilla and Emma Hunter 6-1, 6-4.

East Union’s Deanna Baker and Victoria Vezaldenos earned the Lancers’ first win 6-4, 6-1, while teammates Olivia Vezaldenos and Lauren Cotton won 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

Manteca 9, Sonora 0

The Buffaloes made the trip to Sonora a perfect one, beating the Wildcats in each match in a 9-0 clean-sweep Tuesday in VOL action.

Manteca got dominant singles play from Rosa Zou (6-1, 6-1), Wendy Lin (6-2, 6-0), Weley Lin (6-1, 6-0) and Noha Elabed (6-0, 6-1). Adaeze and Jenny Yu were also victorious in singles play.

Doubles play was led by Kaile Hunt and Liz Diaz’ 6-0, 6-1 win, while teammates Julia Saling and Sealy McAdams teamed up for a 6-0, 6-0 straight sets win.

Elizabeth Tolbert and Fechi Nkwoche put together the Buffaloes most important victory, lacing the finishing touches on the perfect afternoon with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sabrina Skiba and Marci Handson.

The Buffaloes will try and make it back-to-back wins when they travel to Weston Ranch to take on the Cougars at 3:30 p.m.

Oakdale 8, Weston Ranch 1

The Cougars were able to fend off the shutout, but still fell to the host Mustangs 8-1 in VOL play.

Weston Ranch’s lone victory came from Chelsea Olitan who bounced back from a first-set loss to finish strong with a 1-6, 7-6 and 10-7 win over Kalkidan Curtis.

“Overall I was pleased with our effort,” Cougars head coach Julia Bylow said. “We were in a lot of tough matches and everyone played hard.”

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