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Manteca tennis conquers Sierra
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Bulletin staff reports


The Manteca girls tennis team has won two straight since dropping its season opener to defending Valley Oak League champion Central Catholic on Tuesday.

A day after their nonleague rout of Laguna Creek, the Buffaloes triumphed over visiting Sierra 6-3 on Thursday.

Sierra has already faced both of its city rivals and is 0-2. Top singles player Claire Banks, however, remains unbeaten after she knocked off Manteca’s Elizabeth Tolbert, 6-2, 7-5. The Timberwolves received another point at No. 2 singles, as Simran Thind repelled Katie Inderbitzin, 1-6, 6-1, 5-7.

It was all Manteca in the other singles matches, as Koryn Menasco (6-0, 6-1), Gladis Sandoval (6-1, 6-4), Taylor Corona (6-0, 6-0) and Julia Tang (6-2, 6-0) dispatched their opponents in straight sets. 

Rav Dhillon and Jessica Tang won (6-3, 5-7, 6-0) the No. 1 doubles match for Manteca, coasting past Maria Vasquez and Alyssa Patterson in the end after a competitive start. Makenna Condit and Navinna Mann, both freshmen, notched their first win, 6-1, 6-4. Sierra’s Luisa Hunter and Viviana Castro edged Julianne Eavenson and Ivy Benson in the No. 3 contest, 6-4, 2-6, 10-7.


Kimball 5, 

Weston Ranch 4

TRACY — The Cougars battled valiantly but had three losses decided in third sets. 

Jaskirat Kaur fell short in the No. 1 singles match 6-4, 4-6, 5-7 against Maxine Jaque. Mary Vang (7-5, 3-6, 0-6) lost in the No. 2 match, and the No.3 doubles team of Santa Chacon and Deepa Singh (6-2, 2-6, 1-6) also came up empty-handed.

Winning matches for Weston Ranch were: No. 3 April Vang (6-4, 6-4), No. 4 Cheyanne Sysouphanh (6-2, 6-2), No. 5 Aileen Velasquez (6-1, 6-3) and No. 1 doubles Alyssa Ryan/Jasdeep Hothi (2-6, 6-3, 6-3).



Sierra 262, Central Catholic 265

At Manteca Park Golf Course, Sierra’s Legacy Barnes (40) edged Gianna Van Klausen for low medalist honors in the first VOL match for both teams.

McKenna Doyle shot a 45, Kayla Wilson a 52, Arlena Gavino a 54 and Kaitlyn Looney a 61. Jen Morrow of Central Catholic was third with a 46.



Sierra 3, Sonora 1

SONORA — Sierra (3-3) scored all of its goals in a 22-minute span and did enough defensively to snap a three-game slide. 

David Lopez opened scoring for the Timberwolves, with the assist coming from Eriq Kurys in the 20th minute. Lopez later assisted Pedro Maciel’s goal, and two minutes into the second half Eddie Aguilar punched one more in for good measure.

Oscar Guitron tallied a pair of goals to help Sierra’s frosh-soph team knock off Sonora. Jared Bagley and Miguel Vellasenor added one each.



Lodi 3, East Union 1

At Dalben Center, East Union (1-1) could not build on its Game 1 win and suffered its first loss of the season. Game scores were: 25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-17.

Melissa King spearheaded the Lancers with 13 kills, 14 assists and three aces. Taylor Ward contributed three aces and a eight.

“We came out strong in Set 1 and set the tone, however we kind of lost our passing game in the second set. We kept it competitive in the other sets. Lodi was a strong hitting team and we lost the battle at the net.”


Bear Creek 3,

Weston Ranch 1

STOCKTON — The Cougars (1-1) hung tough with the reigning San Joaquin Athletic Association champion Bruins (2-0). Scores were 19-25, 23-25, 25-20, 21-25.

Amaya Finley racked up 10 kills and 16 digs. Elysia Garcia Hernandez also had 16 digs to go with seven kills. Jennifer Viguerias chimed in with 16 assists and four aces.

Weston Ranch’s sophomore team lost a three-game heartbreaker, 25-23, 17-25, 13-15). Judit Kamora rapped seven kills, while Alyssa Phann had three blocks. The freshman team won in thrilling fashion, 22-25, 25-23, 18-16.