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BUFFS START STRONG

Reigning champs open VOL with shutout of WR

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BUFFS START STRONG

Haylee Both of Manteca High’s No. 3 doubles team charges toward the net to attempt a drop shot in Monday’s Valley Oak League match with visiting Weston Ranch.

JONAMAR JACINTO/The Bulletin


POSTED September 10, 2013 2:27 a.m.

While most other Valley Oak League teams are two matches into the season, Manteca High’s girls squad began its title defense on Monday with a 9-0 sweep of visiting Weston Ranch.

The shutout didn’t come easily. Weston Ranch had opportunities to score points in at least three singles matches.

Liz Diaz claimed the No. 1 match 6-3, 6-3 against Delarine Barut. Sealy McAdams squeaked out a competitive two-set contest at No. 2 singles, as she dispatched Donika Ramos 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

Julia Saling was also tested, as she held off Preet Kaur 7-5, 7-6 (7-5). Allison Rachels needed to come from behind to knock off Melissa Outaman 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Elizabeth Tolbert (6-3, 6-1) and Fechi Nkwocha (6-2-, 6-1) coasted to more routine victories.

The Buffaloes dominated in doubles. Katie Inderbitzin and Ashlee Miller made quick work of their opposition 6-1, 6-0, as did Jasmine Ellington and Alondra Avila in the No. 2 match, 6-1, 6-1. Kaitlyn Hoyer and Haylee Both completed the sweep, 6-0, 7-5.

Manteca (1-0, 4-2 overall) continues league play today against visiting Sierra.



California Classic


Manteca travelled to Clovis last Friday and Saturday to compete in the grueling five-match tournament. The Buffaloes ended up placing third out of 16 teams in the Division VII bracket, going 3-2. After beating Madera, Delano and Buhach Colony in pool play, they were placed in the championship bracket where they lost to Del Pro and eventual champion Notre Dame (Belmont).

Sealy McAdams led Manteca with a 4-1 record. Alondra Avila was 4-0 playing only doubles matches. Elizabeth Tolbert split time between singles and doubles and went 3-2.

Fechi Nkwocha (2-3), Julia Saling (2-2), Liz Diaz (2-2), Kaitlyn Hoyer (3-1), Allison Rachels (1-1), Katie Inderbitzin (1-3), Ashley Miller (1-1), Jasmine Ellington (3-0) and Haylee Both (2-0) also contributed.

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