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ROUNDUP: Manteca locks up VOL girls tennis title
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Manteca’s girls tennis team is back on top in the Valley Oak League, earning the outright championship with two wins in as many days.

The Buffaloes defeated Kimball at Manteca Regional Tennis Center on Wednesday, 8-1. The title clincher came Tuesday with a 7-2 win at Oakdale. It’s their seventh VOL crown under coach MaryAnn Tolbert. They cap regular-season play today against visiting East Union.

Katie Kim kept her streak of perfection going against league opponents, winning 6-0, 6-0 against Lena Amato in the No. 1 singles match. The reigning VOL and Sac-Joaquin Section Division II singles champion has not yet lost a game in league this season.

Chloe Nguyen, Emma Ngo and Shreya Raman also blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0 at Nos. 2-4 singles. No. 5 Jenna Poncini earned a 6-3, 6-0 sweep, while No. 6 Christina Nguyen prevailed, 6-0, 6-2.

Kimball earned its only point at No. 1 doubles, as Maya Sekhon and Ranteen Kaur knocked off the Manteca tandem of Eva Pasion and Alayna Bottoms, 7-5, 6-1. Buffaloes No. 2 team Somar Mann and Parm Toor won, 6-0, 6-3.  Guadalupe Mercado and Michailla Springs won the third doubles match, 6-0, 6-1.


Sierra 4, Oakdale 4

The match was declared a draw after ending prematurely because of darkness.

The No. 3 doubles match never got to a third set after Sierra’s Natalie Mejia and Naomi Rios split their sets against Sarah Arnke and Jacy Dorro, 6-4, 5-7.

Three matches were decided in third sets, two of them won by Oakdale. The Timberwolves’ top doubles team of Amber Garza and Simran Dosanjh ground out a 6-3, 2-6, 10-4 win. The No. 2 team of Kimmelly Mejia and Munveer Dosanjh were victorious, 6-4, 6-0.

Tanya Sharma came through from the top of the ladder for Sierra, toppling Payton Avila, 6-4, 6-3. The No. 6 singles player Jaden Alton swept, 7-6, 6-2.



Johansen 12, Lathrop 10

Christian Buerster racked up seven goals, but it wasn’t enough for the host Spartans in the Western Athletic Conference tilt.

Alan De La Garza, Caiden Wiesnieski and Pau Del Val Roca contributed one apiece.



Johansen 18, Lathrop 5

Hannah Stewart led Lathrop with four goals, and Nishitha Kadiyala accounted for the other.