Manteca High put together a solid effort Tuesday against crosstown rival East Union.
The Buffaloes (7-1 Valley Oak League, 9-3) received a boost from their No. 6 singles player Matt Pabla not to mention their No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Manteca prevailed 9-0.
Pabla swept the Lancers’ Jose Sanchez in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0.
Manteca’s top duo, Dhillon Patel and Kevin Lin, rolled past the Lancers’ Matthew Vadachira and Arvind Singh in two sets, 6-1, 6-1.
Rey Anaya and Kurtis Ma, the Buffaloes’ No. 2, defeated Julian Abrew and Bradon Mitchell, 6-0, 6-1.
Manteca coach Frank Fontana was also pleased with his No. 2 singles player Kyle Thornburg battling Jake Kramer of East Union in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 11-9.
“Kyle did not play his best but somehow he found a way to pull out a victory,” he said.
In addition, Solman Aniss topped the Lancers’ top singles player Kyle Niendorf in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. No. 3 Si Hao Tang beat Andrew Rosette in two sets, 6-0, 6-2, and Yok Eyh Ma, Manteca’s No. 4 singles player, defeated Gerardo Romero, 6-3, 6-0.
Leonard Gutierrez, Manteca’s No. 5 player, edged Hector Romero in two sets, 6-4, 6-1.
“We need to keep improving if we want a chance at the league title,” Fontana said.
Sierra 6, Weston Ranch 3
The Timberwolves were at their best in singles play against Weston Ranch on Tuesday.
They won five of the six singles matches while dropping two of three in doubles play.
Laic Beugre, Sierra’s No. 2 player, defeated the Cougars’ Lorenzo Galfo in two sets, 6-1, 6-4.
Sierra’s No. 3 player Jameson Smith rolled past Ian Obiso (6-1, 6-2), Mark Paule did likewise against Weston Ranch’s No. 4 player Ian Acain (6-1, 6-2), and the Timberwolves’ No. 5 player Jimmy Galindo topped Joseph Krause (6-1, 6-2).
Weston Ranch’s only win was Kent Balacy squeaking past Manteca ace Kyle Banks in two hard-fought sets, 6-3, 7-6.
Brevin Beltran and Raminder Singh, the Cougars’ top pairing, need a tie-breaker to get past Elijah Jacobsen and Mat Len. Ditto that for Weston Ranch’s No. 3 team of Scott Cabarrabang and Phillip Orpilla against Tyler Holmes and Robert Taveras.
Charles Wichert and Amalio Durazo, Sierra’s No. 2 doubles team, edged out Malachi Moore and Noah Beltran, 7-5, 6-3.