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Hard-working Buffs continue to impress in win

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POSTED September 16, 2009 12:15 a.m.
The Manteca High tennis team continued its impressive turnaround Tuesday afternoon with a 10-5-4.5 win over visiting Central Valley.

All three Buffaloes singles players, Jasmine Sandhu (6-4, 6-2), Lexi Ziakas (6-0, 6-1) and Hilary Coleman (6-1, 6-1), swept Central Valley’s No. 2 and No. 3 players, and fell to CV’s No. 1 Jessica Rodriguez.

In doubles play, Amy Kaur and Analy Cervantez (No. 1) picked up a 10-4 win over the Hawks No. 1 before battling all the way back from an 0-7 deficit to top Central Valley’s No. 2, 11-9.

Wendy Lin and Ali Tolman split, 10-4, 6-10.

“The girls' confidence is growing,” Manteca head coach Mary Ann Tolbert said. “They are making adjustments and improving every match. Most of all, they are enjoying being out on the court and seeing that their hard work and commitment is paying off.”

Manteca (2-3 Valley Oak League, 4-4 overall) hosts Sonora this afternoon.

Sierra 14, Lathrop 1


Not only is Sierra’s No. 1 doubles tandem Jena Anderson and Stephanie Vanni still undefeated on the season, but the nearly-perfect pair has has gone 80-2 in games played.


Vanni and Anderson swept yet again Tuesday, 10-0, 10-0.

Kayla Erion and Maryann Baker impressed as well, picking up a 10-1 win over Shauna Hinson and Chanel Johnson (No. 1) and a 10-2 win over Lisa Lee and Hargun Oberai.

In singles play, Ann McFerran topped Merchele Alegado, 6-1, Michaela Pauley, 6-1, and Jazlyn Simon, 6-0.

Vannida Nguyen won 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, and Kelly Fuentes won two of three, 6-0, 6-1.

Alegado picked up Lathrop’s lone point with a 6-3 win over Fuentes.

GOLF
Manteca 275, Central Valley 357

A neck injury couldn’t stop Kaylee Joaquin from doing what she does best, as Tim Conway’s sweet-swinging southpaw collected yet another first-place finish, this time with a 7-over-par 44 at Manteca Park Golf Course.

“Kaylee is playing really well in spite of the injury,” Conway said. “She shot a 43 at Oakdale a day after the injury.”

Danielle Roberts carded a 52, one stroke behind Chandler Rose’s 51.

Micaela Dias turned in a 61, Sierra Roberts a 67, and Melissa Bond a 73.

“We’ve been pretty consistent,” Conway said. “We haven’t dropped too low this year, but we’re trying.”

Manteca (4-1) hosts Sonora today.

— Brandon Petersen

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