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Buffs claim share of VOL tennis title
Manteca High number one singles player Yok-Eyh Ma returns a shot against East Unions Andrew Rosette during Thursdays crosstown tennis match. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

Manteca High clinched at least a share of the Valley Oak League title Thursday with a 9-0 win Thursday at East Union.

The Buffaloes (13-0 VOL, 16-3 overall) were helped out by straight set victories by Andrew Rosette, Michael Lopez, Gino Merchado, and Nolan Osborn.

But it was the No. 5 singles player Kyle Thornburg who came up big with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Manteca will take on Kimball on Tuesday before gearing up for the post season.

Weston Ranch 5, Sierra 4

Ryan Veun put together a clutch effort to help the Cougars get past Sierra on Thursday.

At the time, the VOL match was knotted at 4-4, with Veun and Christian Stolle battling it out in a tough three-set match.

The No. 5 singles players split the first two sets, forcing a tiebreaker. Veun came out on top, winning the decisive set, 7-5.

Earlier, Sierra’s No. 1 player Adam Searle defeated Kent Balacy (6-3, 6-3) while Weston Ranch’s No. 2 Jaspinder Grewal topped Laic Beugre (7-5, 6-2).

Issa Areja, the Timberwolves No. 3 singles player, lost to Keegan D’Souza (6-2, 4-6, 3-6). Michael Cervantes defeated Sierra’s No. 4 player Mark Paule (6-4, 7-5) and Nick Salvador did likewise to Sierra’s No. 6 Jameson Smith (6-3, 6-2).

In doubles, Alex Len and Allen Len, Sierra’s top duo, handled Peter Vang and Ian Obiso.

The Cougars’ No. 2 pairing of Malachi Moore and Ian Acain beat Zach Gosney and Matthew Len while Kevin Beltran and Joseph Kruse, Weston Ranch’s No. 3 team, lost to Amalio Durazo and Jonathan Hernandez.

Boys track

Sierra 99,
Central Catholic 37

At Sierra, Anthony Santiago took first place in the shotput and discus while Tyler Lewis was a winner in the 200 and triple jump for the Timberwolves on Thursday.

Manteca 84,
Weston Ranch 41

At Manteca, Carl Chandler ran a strong third leg in the 4 by 400 relay to rally the Buffaloes past the Cougars on Thursday. He also took first place in the triple jump.

Mahir Pepic and Juan Gomez were also part of that winning relay team for Manteca. Pepic also captured the mile.

Girls track

Sierra 126,
Central Catholic 1

At Sierra, Chabryel Snaer won the 100 and long jump, Jasmin Correa took first place in both the 200 and 400 and McKenna Albrecht captured the shotput and discus for the Timberwolves.

Manteca 96,
Weston Ranch 17

At Manteca, Regan Both took first place in the 400, finished second in the 200 and ran both relay races to lead the Buffaloes past the Cougars.

Jade Griffin also ran both relays – 4 by 400 and 4 by 100 – while claiming top times in the 100 and 200 for Manteca.

Ariana Avina took first in the 800.

Frosh-soph track

Weston Ranch 50,
 Manteca 48 (boys)

Manteca 28,
Weston Ranch 20 (girls)

Central Catholic 66, Sierra 59 (boys)

Sierra 103,
Central Catholic 0 (girls)

At Sierra, Krista Harris was a winner in the shot put and disc and Katarina Malabanan took first place in the triple jump, long jump and 100 for the Timberwolves.

For the Sierra boys, Albert Paez led the way, taking the triple jump and pole vault.