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EU downs Kimball for 1st league win
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East Union’s girls tennis team squeaked out a 5-4 victory over visiting Kimball on Tuesday. The win is the Lancers’ first through four Valley Oak League matches for the Lancers.

“The girls are excited,” said first-year coach Rick Mitchell. “There were some good matches; Kimball was on their game, too. Things are starting to come together for us, so hopefully this leads to us having a little more success.”

The difference was the No. 6 singles match won by Madeline Ysalva, who prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker.

Rebekah Jacobson triumphed 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles contest, and Nikki Reichmuth won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5.

The No. 1 doubles tandem of Deanna Baker and Amanda Dart pulled out a 6-2, 7-5 win. Sisters Victoria and Olivia Vezaldenos took the No.2 match, 6-2, 6-1.

Sierra 6, Oakdale 3

At Sierra, the second-place Timberwolves (4-1) decided the match early by winning the first five singles matches.

Anna Cardenas and Annie Banks came through with clutch victories during that stretch. Cardenas edged Francesca Orvis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, in the battle of No. 3s, while No. 5 Banks also went the distance with Christine Winders, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Undefeated Vannida Nguyen netted a routine 6-0, 6-0 win. Naomi Nunis (7-6 [8-6], 6-0) and Maddie Banks (6-2, 6-2) also won in straight sets.

In doubles play, Emma Hunter and Brenda Padilla won, 6-3, 7-5.

Manteca 7, Lathrop 2

Manteca improved to 5-0 while resting its usual singles players.

Lathrop No. 1 Merchelle Alegado (6-1, 6-2) and No. 2 doubles Jenna Magoacy and Mariah Mariank (5-7, 3-6).

Katie Inderbitzin (2-6, 6-3, 6-0) and Ashlee Miller (5-7, 6-2, 12-10) both prevailed in three-set matches for Manteca. Other winners were: Megan Gonzales (7-5, 6-2), Alondra Avila (6-0, 6-0), Jasmine Ellington (6-0, 6-0), No. 1 doubles Kaitlyn Hoyer and Monique Sandhu (6-1, 6-3) and No. 3 doubles Kasside Escalante and Tyler Sprague (6-0, 6-0).