OAKDALE — Senior captain Yok Eyh Ma celebrated his 18th birthday with a lopsided win on Wednesday, and Manteca’s tennis team continued its roll in the Valley Oak League with a commanding 8-1 victory over Oakdale.
Ma shut out Isaiah Canchola 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 3 singles match.
“He was so focused it look like had a party get to,” Manteca coach Frank Fontana said.
Overall, it was yet another dominant effort for the Buffaloes, who improved to 9-6 overall and is 7-0 through the first half of the VOL schedule. Their stiffest challenge is next — Central Catholic on the road Friday.
One day after dropping a competitive two-set match to Kimball standout Logan Le, Manteca No. 1 Solman Aniss bounced back with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Oakdale’s Zack Miller. No. 2 Si Hao Tang (6-2, 6-1), No. 5 Joseph Poncini (6-0, 6-2), No. 1 doubles Dhillon Patel/Kevin Lin (6-1, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles Jake Tolbert/Cameron Gonzales (6-0, 6-0) also had little resistance en route to sweeps.
At No. 4 singles, Yok Whai Ma warded off Angel Padilla, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Robert Foo and Niko Plares grinded out a 6-4, 7-6 (5) win over Shivan Mistry and Theo Diaz at No. 3 doubles. C.J. Toledo defeated De’Angelo Caldera 6-1, 6-3 or the Mustangs’ lone point.
Lathrop 7, Weston Ranch 2
LATHROP — Lathrop No. 1 singles player Chad Hoang outlasted Ian Obiso, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The Spartans also got wins from Brendon Tabofunda (6-1, 6-2), T.J. Asuncion (6-3, 7-6 ), Zach Attiya (6-1, 6-2) and the No. 1 doubles team of Alfonso Belangel and Justin Barber (6-0, 6-3). Weston Ranch forfeited the other two doubles matches.
Noah Beltran picked up a well-earned 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4) win over Lathrop’s Nick Licea. The Cougars got their other point from Lorenzo Galfo, who eked past Akshat Giri, 6-3, 7-6 (7).
Sierra 6, Lathrop 3
LATHROP — The win did not come easily for the visiting Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Kyle Banks led the Timberwolves with a 6-1, 6-4 win from the top spot. The rest were close, as Orin Yomomo (5-7, 6-4, 10-7), Ryan Brock (6-4, 6-4), Mat Len (6-2, 1-6, 10-7) and Fabian Barba (6-4, 6-4) were locked in heated battles. The No. 2 doubles tandem of Ivan Tapia and Jason Gill squeaked out a 2-6, 7-6 (10), 12-10 win.
For Lathrop, Giri won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 6 singles, while No. 1 doubles Belangel/Barber (4-6, 6-1, 10-6) and No. 3 Mohamed Moustafa/Karandeep Mann (6-0, 4-6, 10-8) pulled out three-set thrillers.
Manteca 261, Lathrop DQ
Low medalist Christian Guzman finished 1-under 36 at Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday, but the visiting Spartans did not field the minimum five players to record a team score.
Manteca’s Dylan Haro was the runner-up with a 49 and was followed by Matsua Garcia-Mendez (50), Ruben Hurtado (51), Michael Reed (54) and Isaac Bill (57). Luke Marcelo (56), Curtis Kimbro (69) and Sebastian Iniquiz (67) also competed for Lathrop.
Kimball 237, Sierra 282
TRACY — Inigo Jaque shot a 41 to lead Kimball (3-3, 5-4) at Tracy Golf & Country Club.
Jackie Thai led Sierra with a 53. Michael Erdman (54), David Perry (56), Evan Brazall (57), Damian Simon (58) and Antonio Samson (58) were the Timberwolves’ other participants.
East Union 4, Manteca 3
Scotty Armstrong blasted a walk-off triple as the Lancers (2-0, 5-3) picked up their second VOL win in dramatic fashion.
Eric Victoria, Cameron Torres and Marcus Sequeira added two hits apiece. Sequeira also pitched four innings in a strong start, and Austin Scott struck out three in two frames to get the win.