Manteca’s boy’s tennis team showed no rust coming out of its spring break, routing visiting Weston Ranch 9-0 Monday to set up its big Valley Oak League showdown with Central Catholic.
No. 6 singles player Julian Gosal secured the shutout for his team with a 6-1, 5-7, 10-4 win over Matthew Mou. Another highlight for Manteca was the first victory of the season notched at No. 3 doubles, as Spencer Ogden and Jordan Navales defeated Jordy Esquada and Jeremy Labalan, 6-4, 6-1.
“They just picked up rackets at the start of the season and they can see the effort playing off,” Manteca coach Frank Fontana said.
The rest was a breeze for the Buffaloes, who host Central Catholic today. Solman Aniss (6-0, 6-0), Kurtis Ma 6-1, 6-0), Nick Pio (6-0, 6-0), Harshawn Singh (6-0, 6-0) and Kayson Neduvakkattu (6-0, 6-0) wasted little time in their singles matches.
In doubles, Kevin Lin and Ryan Foo won 6-0, 6-0, while Ravpreet Grewal and Kiersten Melan prevailed, 6-1, 6-1.
“After having our break, I wasn’t sure what to expect,” Fontana said. “Everyone was able to get focused and came out ready to play. Our top five singles were ready from the first ball to play.”
Ripon Christian 18, Delhi 1
DELHI — Ripon Christian (3-0, 7-3 overall) made the most of its five hits in this Southern Athletic League blowout, as each went for multiple bases.
The Knights were walked 15 times and hit by five pitches. They erupted for nine runs in the third and seven in the fourth to put the mercy rule in play. The winless Hawks plated their lone run in the bottom of the fourth.
Nolan Lingley legged out a pair of triples, scored four runs and drove in three others. Dale Fisher also had a triple to go with four RBIs. Declan Van Vuren had three RBIs and a double. Ian Vrieling added a double, three runs and two RBIs.
Vrieling also pitched 2 2/3 innings, striking out six.
Oakdale 10, Sierra 0
OAKDALE — The highly-touted Mustangs (4-0 Valley Oak League, 11-0-1 overall) got all the runs they needed in the third when they scratched across three.
Ace pitcher Lexy Webb took it from there, throwing a perfect game that included 11 strikeouts over five innings in the mercy-shortened affair. Brittany Bye (three RBIs), Cortney Koelmans and Rilyn Cassaretto each hit a triple to highlight the attack.