Manteca did enough in singles play Tuesday to squeak out a 5-4 win at Sierra in the first Valley Oak League girls tennis match of the season for both teams.
The visiting Buffaloes earned all five of their wins in singles, though two of them were close. Michailla Springs was the victor at the No. 4 spot 6-3, 7-5 over Jaden Alton, and No. 6 Paisley Loenenberg held off Sasha Martin, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.
No. 1 Emma Ngo (6-1, 6-3), No. 2 Shreya Raman (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 Christina Nguyen (6-4, 6-1) also picked up wins for Manteca. Natalie Mejia got the lone singles win for Sierra, 6-3, 6-1.
It was all Timberwolves in doubles play.
Manogna Veervalli and Munveer Dosanjh ground out a 7-6 (3), 6-7, 10-4 victory over Parm Toor and Kristine Timano. Aaste Bjerkholt and Dalia Elder won at No. 2, 6-2, 6-1. Ella Chau and Elina Nguyen took the third match, 6-3, 6-2.
Beyer 3, Lathrop 0
The Spartans (2-1, 6-2 overall) were swept in Modesto by the reigning Western Athletic Conference champion on Tuesday, 19-25, 21-25, 17-25.
Elizabeth Andrade produced 12 kills, 11 digs, three aces and two blocks for Lathrop. Janessa Ward added five kills and five digs. ZaRyah Mageo had three blocks to go with two kills.
Julia Roaquin chipped in with 18 assists and three aces. Justine Mabutas had 13 digs, two aces and two assists.
Lathrop 2, Beyer 1
Lathrop raced away with a 10-25, 25-23, 15-5 win behind Alyana Vere’s 10 digs, five aces and four kills.
Ada Morales contributed six kills and two aces. Alyssa Roller handed out 12 assists, and Tatiana Lopez tallied 12 digs.
Lathrop 2, Beyer 1
The Spartans escaped with a hard-earned 25-14, 20-25, 15-10 win.
Hazel Beltran (three kills, two aces), Taylor Rios (three kills, one block) and Taylor Johnwell (two kills, two blocks) led a balanced attack.
Rosemary Labaste amassed six digs and five aces. Tamia Simmons added eight digs, and Erin Chunn distributed seven assists.