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Buffaloes blank East Union
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Manteca Highs Lizzie Tolbert beat Araceli Gonzalez of East Union 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match Thursday. The Buffaloes improved to 3-1 with the 9-0 shutout. - photo by File photo by WAYNE THALLANDER

Manteca registered its second 9-0 win of the week Thursday when it shut out visiting East Union in Valley Oak League action.

East Union (1-3) didn’t win a set but came close in the No. 3 and 6 singles matches. Julia Saling of Manteca defeated Jenna Zuniga 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, and Katie Inderbitzin raced past Alexis Phillips 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 after narrowly winning the opening set.

The rest of the contests weren’t as competitive. Lizzie Tolbert (6-2, 6-1), Sealy McAdams (6-1, 6-1), Allison Rachels (6-2, 6-0) and Fechi Nkwocha (6-4, 6-0) made quick work of their opponents.

In doubles play, Kaitlyn Hoyer and Alondra Avila beat Chloe Benham and Fabiola Magana 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 matchup. Stephania Mercado and Koryn Menasco added a 6-2, 6-0 win for the Buffaloes (3-1). Rubel Dehal and Gladis Sandoval triumphed, 6-1, 6-3.

Sierra 7,
Weston Ranch 2

In Stockton, Sierra evened its VOL record to 2-2 with its top three players — Annie Banks (6-0, 6-1), Simran Thind (6-2, 6-1) and Claire Banks (6-0, 6-1) — coasting to victories. No. 5 Nour Hamza contributed a hard-earned 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) win over Teresa Haley.

Maria Vazquez and Monique Angel toppled Mary and April Vang 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in the No. 1 doubles match. Katrina Malabanan and Carly Cunial won, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1. Rayneed Dhillon and Veronica Pranada edged out Rubi Sanchez and Rashmeet Toger, 7-5, 3-6, 10-6.

Winning their first matches of the season for Weston Ranch (0-4) were No. 4 singles Jennifer Contreras (6-3, 6-4) and Chyanna Sysoyphanh (6-1, 7-5).

Central Catholic 8, Sierra 1

The No. 3 doubles team of Monique Angel and Carly Cunial (6-1, 6-0) accounted for Sierra’s lone point in Tuesday’s match at Central Catholic.

Annie Banks dropped a three-set match to Payton Kelley in the No. 1 singles match, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6.