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ROUNDUP: Buffs slam East Union tennis
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Manteca’s Ema Ngo chases it down with a forehand in the No. 2 singles match with visiting East Union on Tuesday. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

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Alayna Bottoms of East Union trues to keep it in play in the No. 4 singles match at Manteca. - photo by SEAN KAHLER
The Manteca girls tennis team quickly dispatched visiting rival East Union 7-2 on Tuesday, sweeping all six singles matches.

No. 1 and 4 players Katie Kim and Jenna Poncini produced 6-0, 6-0 shutouts against Trinity Pacheco and Alayna Bottoms, respectively. Emma Ngo defeated Moe Kagiyama 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, while Christina Nguyen beat Celeste Guerro at No. 3. Dixsha Singh vanquished Mariana Perez 6-2, 6-2, while Simar Mann downed Valentine Dierickx, 6-2, 6-1.

Manteca’s No. 1 doubles duo of Eva Passion and Perla Ramirez fended off Leannie Rodriguez and Jalyssa Molina, 6-2, 6-4. East Union took the other two doubles matches, as Miranda Renter/Nedjivia Cornejo took down Yazmin Guerra/Lupe Mercado 6-1, 6-2 and Amaiya Guyton/Samantha Edley sank Carson Ainsworth/Jada Navales, 6-2, 6-3.


Sierra 8, Weston Ranch 1

The host Timberwolves swept seven of the nine matchups.

Caitlin Morrow beat Harvir Hothi 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Victoria Zellner (6-0, 6-1), Tanya Sharma (6-0, 6-1), Sidney Pham (6-2, 6-0) and Maryn Peterson (6-1, 6-0) also won at singles for Sierra.

Amber Garza/Simran Dosanjh (6-0, 6-1) and Grace Langenfeld/Navleen Dosanjh (6-1, 6-1) coasted to wins from the top two doubles spots. The No. 3 team of Jaden Alton and Alessia Manetti were tested in their 3-6, 6-4, 10-3 comeback win against Giselle Rivera and Ida Farsund.

No. 4 player Ella Ny Kanen earned the lone point for Weston Ranch, as she outlasted Brisa Gonzalez 0-6, 7-5, 11-9.



Ripon 11, Weston Ranch 6

Ripon’s starting unit needed only two-plus minutes to make its impact before making way for the reserves in the Valley Oak League opener at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

Kennedy Brubaker had a hand in all four goals scored by the first team, scoring one and assisting Hailey Knief twice and Chloe Price once. Senior goalie Delaney Brubaker was the only starter to play the entire match, finishing with 18 saves, four blocks and three assists.

Freshmen Madeline Curtiss (three goals), Kennedy Winter (two goals), Crystallynn Tran (goal) and Maddie Stewart (goal) and Valerie Chun had plenty of playing time in their first league contest.



Sierra 13, Central Catholic 9

Mitch Van Zwaluwenburg fired eight goals, and Lucas Stackpole held up well on the other in front of Sierra’s goal as the Timberwolves held on to win their VOL opener at home.

Gabe Monasterio contributed three goals, while Troy Morrow and Zach Walmer each had one. Patrick O’Connor paced the Raiders with four goals.


Ripon 15, Weston Ranch 2

The Indians blew it open at the outset with a seven-goal barrage.

McKeane Beier amassed three of his seven goals in the opening quarter. Donovan Armstrong, Ryan Bell and Ben Svoboda added two goals apiece. Nathan Silva and Teo West each had one.



Ripon 145, Argonaut 156

Gabbi Ilardi and the Indians held off one of their chief challengers in the Valley Foothill League North Division. Ilardi was once again low medalist at Jack Tone Golf Course with a 1-over 33, two strokes better than Argonaut’s Ashley Rouen.

Katie Martin and Vivian Parsons each carded a 36 for Ripon. Ana DiGiulio rounded out scoring with a 40.



Manteca 3, Oakdale 0

The Buffaloes (6-0, 18-2 overall) wrapped up the first half of VOL play with a 26-20, 25-19, 25-17 sweep Monday at Winter Gym.

Courtney Washburn gave Oakdale fits at the net, coming up with seven blocks and six kills. Camrenne Genilla led the attack with 14 kills. Adrianna Powell had eight kills and four aces. Arielle Chandler contributed 26 assists.