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ROUNDUP: Buffs lose heartbreaker; Ripon, RC advance in D4
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Manteca struggled with serve receive in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener on Tuesday, and it ultimately cost the 10th-seeded Buffaloes in a five-set defeat at No. 7 Vista del Lago of Folsom.

Micahela Singh paced them with 19 kills, 10 digs, four aces. Izabella Sanchez contributed five kills and four blocks. Genesis Mailangi added six blocks, while Saniah Anthony turned in five kills and three blocks.

Libero Nicole Ayala racked up 21 service points, six aces, nine digs and five aces. Setter Riley Ward registered 18 assists and nine digs. Ava Negranza chipped in 12 assists, and two kills.

Manteca wrapped up its season with a 16-11 record. Vista del Lago (18-8) take on Valley Oak League champion and second-seeded Central Catholic.


Division IV

Ripon 3, Amador 0

The top-seeded Indians (28-5) began its Division IV title defense with a lopsided 25-4, 25-11, 25-12 win. They’ll square off with TVL rival Hilmar, the No. 8 seed, in the quarterfinals Thursday.


Ripon Christian 3, Highlands 0

The Division V champion Knights (29-5) are playing up because of the SJS’ “continued success” rule

They were too much for No. 15 Highlands (15-2) in the 25-5, 25-4, 25-8 thrashing.

Ripon Cristian, seeded No. 2, compiled 37 kills and 18 aces in the sweep. Jordan Vander Veen rung up 16 kills, six digs, and five aces. Sydney Hoffman chipped eight kills and five aces, while Leah Van Wyngarden had seven kills, seven assists and six days. Allison Brown paced the back row with 12 digs.



Valley Oak League

Manteca’s Emma Ngo advanced to the singles final after winning three straight matches in the singles tourney held Tuesday at Manteca Park Regional Tennis Center.

She’ll take on last year’s runner-up, Mia Robinson of Central Catholic, on Thursday. Start time will be 11 or 11:30 a.m. during the doubles tourney.

Ngo started with an 8-1 win over Riley Avila of Oakdale. She then knocked off Sierra’s Navleen Dosanjh 8-2 in the quarterfinal and Central Catholic’s Athena Niedeueather, 6-3,6-1.