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Lancers net third straight VOL victory
Rebekah Jacobson helped East Union secure its third straight Valley Oak League victory on Tuesday. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO

The East Union Lancers took care of business in a major way, dropping only one match in an 8-1 Valley Oak League victory over the Sonora Wildcats Tuesday.

East Union (3-3) , now on a matching wunning streak, earned five victories in singles play, getting wins from Rebekah Jacobson (6-1, 6-4), Brooke Niendorf (6-1, 6-0) Nikki Reichmuth (6-2, 6-4), Maddie Ysalva (6-1, 6-1) and Amanda Dart (6-4, 6-2).

There was no setback in doubles action with the lancers getting a 6-0, 6-0 win from Naylei Del Rio and Marina Salyer. Victoria Vezaldenos and Lydia Vezaldenos won 6-4, 6-2 and Lauren Cotton and Celine Mendoza handled their opponents 6-2, 6-3.

“We’re keeping the momentum going,” East Union head coach Rick Mitchell said. “The team is developing and doing well.”

Sierra 8, Kimball 1

The Timberwolves (6-1) dropped one match in singles play, but other than that it was all Sierra in its win over Kimball High Tuesday in league play.

Vannida Nguyen rolled 6-0, 6-0, while teammates Anna Cardenas (7-6 (7-3), 6-2), Maddie Banks (6-2, 7-6 (7-1)), Annie Banks (6-4, 6-2) and Rosie Reynolds (6-3, 6-4) all recorded victories.

Emma Hunter and Brenda Padilla won an easy 6-0, 6-1 doubles match, while Simran Thind and Megan Carbiener earned a forfeit. Barbara Baxter and Kelsey Wells handled their opponents 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

Manteca 8, Oakdale 1

Rosa Zou, Wendy Lin, Weley Lin and Jenny Yu all won in straight sets in singles play, while Kaile Hunt and Liz Diaz led three doubles team victories for the Buffaloes. Hunt and Diaz won 6-1, 6-2, while Julia Saling and Sealy McAdams won 6-3, 6-2. Elizabeth Tolbert and Katie Inderbitzin won 6-3, 6-2 to help the Buffaloes wrap up a 7-0 VOL first half run.

The Buffaloes will open the second half of league play hosting Sonora Thursday.

East Union 5, Weston Ranch 4

The Lancers edged out Weston Ranch by a point last Thursday in VOL action.

The Cougars got singles action wins from Chelsea Olitan, Delarin Barut, Abigail Balingit and Kazoua Vang.

“We’re a young team,” Weston Ranch coach Julia Bylow said. “I’m proud of how my girls are improving and building off each other.”