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Forfeits thwart outmanned Lancers in loss to Lathrop

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POSTED March 15, 2017 12:34 a.m.

East Union won the majority of the matches played, but it wasn’t enough to overcome its low numbers in a 6-3 loss to visiting Lathrop on Tuesday.
With only five players on the team, the Lancers had to forfeit all three doubles contests and a singles match.
They gave themselves a decent chance to pull out a win despite being shorthanded. No. 1 singles player Jake Kramer knocked off Chang Hoang 6-1, 1-6, 10-7. Jeffin Abraham also needed to a third set and fended off Brandon Tabofunda 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 in the No. 3 match. Matthew Vadachira won at No. 2 6-4, 6-2 against Nick Licea.
T.J. Asuncion took the No. 4 match for Lathrop, defeating Ryan Austin 7-5, 6-3. Akshat Giri swept Johns Thomas, 6-1, 6-0.

Manteca 9,
Weston Ranch 0
STOCKTON — It was all Buffaloes (4-0 VOL, 6-6 overall), who lost just three games.
No. 1 singles Solman Aniss, No. 3 Yok Eyh Ma, No. 5 Joseph Poncini and No. 6 DeAngelo Caldera all won 6-0, 6-0, as did the Dhillon Patel/Kevin Lin and Jake Tolbert/Cameron Gonzales doubles tandems. Weston Ranch did not field a Nio. 3 doubles team.
Yeng Vang earned two of the games for Weston Ranch but fell 1-6, 1-6 to Yok Whai Ma. Manteca’s Si Hao Tang defeated Malachi Moore, 6-1, 6-0.

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