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Buffs net VOL tennis win against Lathrop High
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The Manteca High girls’ tennis squad rolled past visiting Lathrop in Tuesday’s Valley Oak League match, 9-0.

Gladis Sandoval, the Buffaloes’ No. 4 singles player, rallied against the Spartans’ Kimberly Victoria, who took the first set with a 7-5 tiebreaker. Sandoval prevailed, winning the next two sets, 6-1, 10-5.

Manteca’s No. 1 player Elizabeth Tolbert was locked in a tough second-set battle with Deja Andrades of Lathrop. Tolbert claimed the set and the match, 6-1, 7-5.

In other action, Katie Inderbitzin defeated the Spartans’ No. 2 player Danielle Osoteo in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.

The Buffaloes’ No. 3 Koryn Menasco topped Ann Maree Barber in two sets, 6-0, 6-2.

Taylor Corona also disposed of Lathrop’s No. 5 Beatrice Vilches in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.

Manteca’s No. 6 Julia Tang blanked Eden Baca, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, Jessica Tang and Rav Dhillon, the Buffaloes’ top duo, beat Angela Alegado and Tala Alkhatib, 6-1, 6-1.

Navinna Mann and Mckenna Condit, Manteca’s No. 2 team, took care of Maya Ortiz and Jasmine Harrison in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

Julianne Eavenson and Ivy Benson shutout Lathrop’s No. 3 team of Leslie Barraza and Lena Alkhatib, 6-0, 6-0.

Manteca will travel to Kimball on Thursday while Lathrop will play at Sierra.

Girls golf

W. Ranch 366,
Lathrop 393

The Cougars celebrated their first win this season at the Van Buskirk Park Golf Course, defeating the Spartans in the VOL match.

“Both teams are new to the sport of golf,” said Weston Ranch coach Miguel Torrente. “My girls had never touched a golf club until about four weeks ago.”

No one was more thrilled than Jessenia Pastran, who earned medalist honors by shooting a 68.

Aveneet Rekhi (71), Alyssa Ros (72), Sabrina Rahgozar (75) and newcomer Michelle Vang (80) rounded out the scoring for Weston Ranch.

Chloe Malicot led Lathrop with a 76. She was followed closely by Vailsy Cabrales (78), Amy Ratta (79), Kaitlynn Edrington (80) and Diamond McCarthy (80).

Weston Ranch will play East Union at the Manteca Park Golf Course on Thursday, with Lathrop hosting Sierra that day.

Ripon 174, Bret Harte 177

A change of venue was necessary due to the smoky and hazardous conditions from the recent fires in Calavares County.

The two teams met a day earlier in the Yellow Jacket Invitational with coaches agreeing to swap home dates.

The Indians (4-0) finished three strokes better than Bret Harte at the Jack Tone Golf Course led by No. 2 player Breena Alvarez, who fired a 42 in the nine-hole competition.

Ripon’s No. 1 player Alex Gonzales (41) was a stroke behind followed by Alyssa DeMara (44) and Taylor Enrique (45), respectively.

“My girls had trouble with their putts,” said Indians coach Eric Dambrosio, whose team had a 26-strokes advantage over Bret Harte on the previous days.

Ripon has a bye on Thursday and will travel to Escalon for Tuesday’s Trans Valley League match.