MODESTO — Manteca seized sole possession of first place in the Valley Oak League girls tennis standings Tuesday with its commanding 7-2 victory over Central Catholic.
The Buffaloes (12-1) extended their league win streak to 52 and are 6-0 at the halfway point of the VOL schedule. They host Weston Ranch on Thursday.
Freshman Katie Kim took her second loss of the season but fell to reigning league champion Colleen Ballatore, 5-7, 0-6. Central Catholic (5-1, 6-3) also won at No. 6 singles, with Joecellia Roberts holding off Kalissa Martin, 6-3, 6-4.
Kerren Zou picked up a key point for the Buffs with her 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 comeback against Anne Dunn. The rest were routs.
Ellie Kim and Sahiba Kaur both won 6-1, 6-0 and Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively, and Yanki Ma added a 6-2, 6-2 result. Kaileah Johannson and Melissa Poncini beat Isabella Khacho and Mia Miligi 6-2, 6-2 in the first doubles match.
Isabella Huerta and Danielle Diaz won 6-0, 6-2, while Amorina Tse and Heather Pang dominated, 6-1, 6-0.
Sierra 7, East Union 2
Third-place Sierra was too much at the top of the ladder, as Kaitlyn Rausa, Nadia Petrovic and Melanie Nguyen tallied 6-0, 6-0 shutouts at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.
Livleen Kaler (6-1, 6-1) and Payton Willox (6-3, 6-3) were also victorious. East Union forfeited the No. 6 singles match.
The Lancers fared well in doubles play with Sierra’s regulars taking a break. Kayla Bottoms and Selena Medeiros squeaked out a 6-2, 2-6, 11-9 win. Estephany Partida and Madison Womack also claimed a tiebreaker, 7-6, 4-6, 10-5. The No. 3 doubles team of Allondra Telles and Mariana Perez were competitive in a 5-7, 4-6 loss to Emily Patane and Bella Patterson.
East Union 236, Sierra 310
Sierra’s Mikaella Manto captured low-medalist honors with a 6-over 36 at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Lancers rolled in the team competition, however, getting a 43 from Michelle Euan and 46s from Melinda Amick and Michelle Euan. Ashley Trinidad contributed a 49.
BOYS WATER POLO
Beyer 15, Lathrop 0
MODESTO — Beyer spread the wealth offensively before halting its attack to allow the first-year Spartans a chance at working on their game.
Lathrop coach Brian Keeney lauded the efforts of goalie Jose Avila, Alan de la Garza Garcia and Isaac Hernandez on defense.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Beyer 11, Lathrop 3
MODESTO — Delaney Vega struck for two goals, while Sophia Serrano accounted for the other for Lathrop. Claire Krippner paced Beyer with three goals.
M.J. Bergren, Delaney Vega, Hannah Stewart and Sheila Saldana were among the Spartans’ defensive standouts.