By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Buffaloes serve up victory
Manteca keeps undefeated streak alive against Sonora
Manteca No. 1 singles player Alex McAdams winds up for a forehand return while charging toward the net during the Buffaloes’ match with defending Valley Oak League champion Sonora Wednesday. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO
When your No. 1 singles player takes two-out-of-three matches from an opponent that’s part of an established program you’re probably going to have a good day.

And Manteca’s Alex McAdams did just that – winning 6-3 and 6-1, helping the Buffaloes continue their Valley Oak League unbeaten streak.

But it was Manteca’s No. 2 Alex Derragan that had the performance of the day with his pair of 6-1 victories that helped the squad build the points necessary to walk away with an 11-4 victory. Marc Leon also won one 6-1 set in singles play.

The No. 1 doubles team of Max Angelo and Orel Nunis destroyed their competition with scores of 10-2 and 10-3, while the No. 2 doubles team of Xavier Lopez and Marcus Munoz were victorious with marks of 10-8 and 10-5.

“I was ecstatic with our performance today,” Manteca head coach Frank Fontana said. “It’s always good to get a win against Sonora. They’ve been one of the better programs around for the past few years, and walking away with a win is sweet.

The 5-0 Buffaloes will take on intracity rival Sierra High next Tuesday at Manteca High.

East Union 12, C. Valley 3
CERES – Singles play proved to be the difference Wednesday for the East Union boy’s tennis team who easily handled the Central Valley Hawks.

East Union’s No. 1 singles player Sean Hilscher took all three of his matches with scores of 6-4, 6-0, and 6-0, while No. 2 racqueter Ricky Peloso also swept his competition – finishing 6-0, 6-2, and 6-2.

But it was the doubles play that impressed coach Ron Bylow.

The No. 1 doubles team of Matt Eichsteadt and Chris Garcia had little trouble with their 10-4 and 10-1 victories, but the No. 2 team of Jordan Concepcion and Marcos Aleman were spot-on with their 10-3 and 10-2 matches.

“This was the first time in league play that we’ve had both doubles teams win on the same day, and that’s was a good thing to see,” Bylow said. “Jordan and Marcos played exceptional today.”

The 4-1 Lancers will travel to Oakdale today to take on the Mustangs in a crucial VOL matchup.

Sierra 8.5, Oakdale 6.5
It was the strong play of Sierra’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players that enabled the Timberwolves to squeak by the Oakdale Mustangs Wednesday afternoon and claim another VOL victory.

Kevin Rausa – Sierra’s No. 1 player – recorded a pair of 6-0 sets and won a close 7-6 victory to claim three victories in the match. No. 2 singles player Forrest Tolman swept his three games 6-0, 6-3, and 6-0. No. 3 Josh Weiland also recorded a 6-1 victory.

With the win, Sierra improves to 2-3 in VOL play.

 — Jason Campbell