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Buffaloes squeak past Kimball to stay perfect
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Jorge Sierra came through with the clinching point for Manteca High’s boys tennis team Tuesday at Kimball.

He defeated Trey Matthews in the competitive No. 6 singles match 7-5, 7-6 (7-1), rendering the doubles contests moot in a 5-4 victory for the Buffaloes. Manteca remains in first in the Valley Oak League with an 8-0 record and improved to 11-4 overall.

“We’re still undefeated in league, and that’s all that counts,” Manteca coach Frank Fontana said. “I told the guys (Kimball) would be improved and they were. We did just enough to win and we’ll take it.”

Manteca did all of its damage in singles, as Oral Nunis (6-1, 6-1), Jacob Webb (6-3, 6-4), Yok-Jing Ma (6-2, 7-5) and Chris Kloska (6-2, 6-3) triumphed in straight sets. Kimball’s Mark Dalupan dealt Manteca No. 2 Michael Lopez his first league loss, 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5).

The Buffaloes were swept in doubles but were in the running to win each one. Alex Vazquez and Thomas Reza fell 2-6, 6-7 (12-14); Sam Dhaliwal and Puneet Sandhu dropped a 3-6, 6-7 (4-6) decision; and Angel Tejada and Izhar Regar lost, 6-7, 7-6, 7-10.

Weston Ranch 7, East Union 2

Josh Kolkmann won the No. 5 singles match for East Union, 6-3, 6-0. The Lancers’ other point came from No. 1 doubles partners Alex Del Real and Chris Herrera, who prevailed 7-6, 6-7, 15-3.

It was all Weston Ranch elsewhere. Carl Legaspi (6-4, 6-4), Sukhman Singh (6-4, 7-6), Kevin Yamayoshi (6-0, 6-1), Serbinder Singh (6-3, 6-1) and Ray Lagoc (6-3, 6-4) earned singles points. Winning in doubles were Augie Mendoza and Kevin Flores (6-2, 6-0), and Jose Fausto and Chris Rodriguez (6-0, 6-0).

Sierra 7, Lathrop 2

Forrest Tolman dominated from the No. 1 singles spot, winning 6-0, 6-0. Other singles contributors for the Timberwolves were Joel Boling (6-4, 7-5), Zach Bonstein (6-4, 6-2) and Austin Vietor (6-2, 6-1).

Sierra won all three doubles matches. Alex Len and Keegan D’Souza prevailed 6-3, 6-1; Adam Searle and Allen Len triumphed 7-6 [7-2], 6-2); and Michael Alcantar and Jonnel Alcantara came through 6-4, 6-0.

Lathrop’s points came from No. 3 singles John Paul Bugay (7-6 [7-4], 6-1) and No. 5 Justin Dawe (6-3, 6-2).