Manteca High’s boys tennis team had little trouble dispatching visiting Kimball in Valley Oak League action Thursday, rolling to a 7-2 win despite injuries.
With No. 6 singles player Jorge Sierra out with a hip injury, Alex Vazquez was called on to fill in and did so nicely. He defeated Kimbal’s Ingel Salgarino, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.
“We got a pretty strong effort from Alex Vazquez, who has only played doubles for us so far this year,” Manteca coach Frank Fontana said. “It just shows our depth and what we can achieve as the season progresses.”
Fontana and the rest of the Buffaloes (2-0, 5-4 overall) had cause for worry in the middle of the match when doubles player Sam Dhaliwal, promoted to the No. 1 tandem from No. 2 because of the injury to Sierra, rolled an ankle. He and Thomas Reza forfeited the match.
“It just wasn’t worth injuring the ankle any further,” Fontana said.
The other point Kimball won was at No. 3 doubles, with Alex Pelletier and Amir Sandhu defeating Manteca’s Angel Tejada and Ivan Sierra, 6-3, 7-6 (7).
Manteca dominated the top three singles matches: No. 1 Oral Nunis prevailed, 6-3, 6-3, while No. 2 Mike Lopez and No. 3 Jacob Webb each swept, 6-0, 6-0.
Yok Jing Ma edged out Nicholas Reilley in the opening set of the No. 4 match 7-6 (4) before sealing it with a 6-2 win. Chris Kloska won handily at No. 5 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
“Our top three guys just played really well today,” Fontana said. “They took control of their matches in the beginning and never looked back. They just dominated.”
Sierra 7, Lathrop 2
Timberwolf Forrest Tolman is establishing himself as a player to watch in the VOL, improving to 2-0 after routing Lathrop’s Ivan Alegado, 6-1, 6-2.
Also winning in singles play for Sierra were Joel Boling (6-3, 6-4), Raymond Bailon (6-0, 6-1), Zach Bonstein (6-3, 7-5) and Austin Vietor (2-1, retired). Lathrop earned one of its points at No. 5 singles, with Justin Dawe prevailing, 6-3, 6-3.
The only three-set match came from No. 2 doubles, where Lathrop’s Arvin Aragon and Michael Li edged out Collin Stiffler and Allen Len, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. The top doubles duo of Keegan D’Souza and Alex Len won, 6-4, 6-1; as did Anthony Alcantar and Jonnel Alcantara, 6-1, 6-3.
Weston Ranch 8, East Union 1
Doubles partners Josh Kolkmann and Chris Herrera recorded EU’s lone point with a 7-6, 6-1 victory.
At No. 1 singles, Weston Ranch’s Carl Legaspi got past Mitchell Liwanag, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. The rest was dominated by the Cougars.
Sukhman Singh (6-0, 6-0), Kevin Yamayoshi (6-0, 6-3), Serbinder Singh (6-3, 6-0), Adrian Andrade (6-3, 6-3) and Raymond Lagoc (6-1, 6-4) rolled to help the Cougars sweep singles action. The Chai Saepharn-Arjun Singh (6-0, 6-1) and Ajay Bainiwal-Mark Legaspi (6-0, 6-2) doubles teams also won.
Delhi 5, Ripon Christian 4
Delhi managed to squeak out a Southern League match by claiming three three-set doubles contests.
In singles, No. 1 male Mason Veilleux (7-6, 6-1), No. 1 female Kristi Van Diver (6-3, 6-2) and No. 2 girl Haley Veilleux (6-1, 6-1) coasted.
Ripon Christian’s top girls doubles tandem of Katie Donoho and Stephanie Vandepol prevailed, 6-4, 6-1.