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Buffs net VOL tennis win against EU

East Union’s Matthew Trinidad prepares for a backhand against Manteca.

POSTED April 6, 2018 1:11 a.m.

Manteca High rolled past rival East Union in Thursday’s Valley Oak League tennis action, 7-2.

The host Lancers managed their wins in singles.

In this case, Matthew Vadachira defeated the Buffaloes’ No. 3 player Kevin Lin in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, and Tarunjit Singh, East Union’s No. 5 player, needed a tie-breaker to get past Nick Pio, 2-6, 6-3, 10-7.

“We were without our No. 5 singles player (out on a HOSA field trip) – so, Niko had to move into the singles ladder,” said MHS coach Frank Fontana.

Manteca dominated the rest of the action led by top singles player Soloman Aniss beating East Union’s Luis Tristan, 6-1, 6-0, and No. 2 player Kurtis Ma taking care of Matthew Trindad, 6-2, 6-2

Harshawn Singh, the Buffaloes’ No. 4 player, stopped Jeffin Abraham in two sets, 6-0, 6-1, while Niko Plares edged East Union’s No. 6 player Kelton DeSouza thanks to a tiebreaker, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.

In doubles, Ravpreet Grewal and Kayson Neduvakkattu, Manteca’s top pair, took care of East Union’s Steven Chan and Isaac Diaz in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.

“Rav and Kayson, our normal doubles team, played first doubles and played their best match of the season,” Fontana added.

The Buffaloes’ No. 2 team of Ryan Foo and Inderbir Sidhu did likewise to Matthew Mendoza and Daniel Ngo of the Lancers, 6-3, 6-3.

Weather permitting, Manteca is scheduled to play East Union again in a makeup match today.

Oakdale 9, Lathrop 0

The Mustangs blanked the host Spartans in VOL action on Thursday.

Lathrop forfeited all doubles play.

Oakdale’s top singles player Ludvig Westberg swept past Ritchie Blase, 6-0, 6-0.

Frankie Dutra also won in straight sets, beating the Spartans’ No. 2 player Jose Aguilar, 6-1, 6-2.

Teo Diaz, the Mustangs’ No. 4 singles player, took care of Nick Padayao in two sets, 6-0, 6-1.

Lathrop’s No. 3 player Aaron Johnson, No. 5 player Gabriel Briseno and Harismar Oberai at No. 6, were each blanked in their respective matches.


Manteca 254, Lathrop 285

Matsua Garcia Mendez and Nathan Ibe provided a one-two punch for the Buffaloes in Thursday’s VOL match at the Manteca Park Golf Course.

Garcia Mendez earned medalist honor with his eight-over-par 44 in the nine-hole course. Ibe finished a stroke back, firing a 45.

Lue Marcelo and Mads Boellert both carded 46s to lead the Spartans.

Marc Buenrostro (53), Saleem Safi (53) and Isaac Bill (59) rounded out the scoring for Manteca.

Lathrop’s contributions also came from Valen Phothipanya (59), Andrew Lam (61), and Salvador Reyes (73).

Track & Field Varsity


Lathrop 70, East Union 63

Ottawa University-bound Kelley Higginson was the lone bright spot for the Lancers. She took first place in the mile, 800 and two-mile runs.


Lathrop 87 East Union 52

No individual results were available.



Lathrop 47, East Union 41

No individual results were available.


East Union 88, Lathrop 46

No individual results were available.

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