Dominant singles play from the bottom of the order proved to be the difference for East Union in its 6-3 win over Sierra High Tuesday in Valley Oak League action.
The Lancers were swept in the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matchups, but shined from the No. 3 spot on, winning all four of the remaining singles matches for a slight advantage. The Lancers made good on two of the three doubles contests to seal the match.
Josh Kolkman and Chris Herrera won 3-6, 3-6 in their doubles match, while teammates Alex Del Real and Wayne Cheung teamed up for a 6-2, 6-2 win.
Arturo Leon (6-1, 6-1), Raymund Martinez (6-1, 6-0) and Chris Marlow (6-3, 6-4) all won singles points for East Union. Forrest Tolman was victorious 6-4, 6-3 for Sierra, and Joel Boling bounced back from a first-set loss to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Allen Len and Collin Stiffler won their doubles match 6-2, 6-4.
Manteca 6, Sonora 3
The Buffaloes earned themselves little breathing room in the VOL, finishing their sixth consecutive league match without a loss in a 6-3 win over Sonora Tuesday.
Manteca (6-0, 9-4) nearly made it a clean sweep in the singles matches, almost taking all six points and securing the match before their doubles partners took the court.
“Our singles played really well today,” Manteca head coach Frank Fontana said. “They came ready to play from the first point.
“We really were able to control those matches.”
Michale Lopez, Jacob Webb, Yok-Jing Ma, Chris Kloska and Jorge Sierra all won their matches in straight-sets, while Alex Vasquez and Thomas Reza teamed up for a 6-4, 6-3 doubles win.
Weston Ranch 6, Oakdale 3
The Cougars were more than pleased with their singles play, cruising to a relatively easy 6-3 win over Oakdale Tuesday in VOL play.
Sukhman Singh, Kevin Yamayoshi, Serbinder Singh, Adrian Andrade and Raymond Lago all cruised to straight-set victories, while Chai Saepharn and Arjun Singh teamed up for a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 doubles victory.
“Our singles played well today and carried our doubles,” Cougars head coach Jason Furtado said. “Which is nice, because it’s been the opposite of late.”
The Cougars will be back on the court Thursday when they host the Kimball Jaguars.