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ROUNDUP: Manteca tennis blanks EU in alumna’s return
Lathrop opens WAC volleyball with sweep of Ceres
Bulletin girls tennis 2019
Manteca’s Amorina Tse plays it back to the East Union tandem during the No. 1 doubles match on Tuesday. Photo by WAYNE THALLANDER

Manteca’s girls tennis team routed visiting East Union 8-1 on Tuesday to improve to 3-0 in Valley Oak League play.
It was also a homecoming of sorts for East Union assistant coach Lizzie Tolbert, a 2016 Manteca graduate and daughter of Buffaloes coach MaryAnn Tolbert. Lizzie was part of two VOL championship teams and earned a league doubles title.
The match did not last long with the Lancers forfeiting at No. 6 singles, No. 2 doubles and No. 3 doubles.
Katie Kim, Ellie Kim, Sahiba Kaur, Kerren Zou and Yanki Ma were all 6-0, 6-0 winners in doubles play. Amorina Tse and Heather Pang won the lone doubles contest, 6-0, 6-1.
Manteca next travels to Modesto on Thursday for a non-league showdown with Gregori, while East Union plays host to Kimball.

Ripon 154, Linden 213

RIPON — Gabbi Ilardi finished 6-over 37 to lead the Indians’ third straight win in Valley Foothill League action.
She held off some of her teammates for the top spot at Jack Tone Golf Course. Bianca Toledo was the runner-up with a 38, Zoe Bremer tallied a 39 and Myra Toledo a 40. Kassidy Isham (45) and Arianna DiGiulio (44) also bested the top scorer from Linden (1-2).

Lathrop 3, Ceres 0

LATHROP — After dropping their season-opening match at East Union last week, the Spartans began Western Athletic Conference play with a 25-13, 25-9, 25-10 drubbing of the Bulldogs.
Reigning All-WAC Offensive Player of the Year Jahsita Fa’ali’i blasted 14 kills and six aces to go with 12 digs. Sydney Hanks (two aces) and Charlene Bernal contributed four kills each. Hailey Hunter collected 18 digs, and Jennifer Santillan distributed 22 assists.
Lathrop returns to non-league play today against Tokay.

Manteca 3, West 1
The Buffaloes (2-1) got their attack rolling in the 19-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-18 non-league win at Winter Gym.
Julia Moreno paced four Buffaloes in double figures with 14 kills. Adriana Powell doled out 12 kills and 14 service points, six of which went for aces. Kaylee MacDannald also came up with 12 kills, and Camrenne Genilla had 10.
Therese Ferral anchored the offense with 42 assists. She also racked up 12 points and six aces. Abbey Kadillak accumulated 29 digs, and Karlie Spohn contributed five kills and four blocks.
Manteca welcomes Chavez today and travels to Bear Creek on Thursday.

Ripon Christian 3, Amador 0
RIPON — Emily Van Groningen posted 10 kills and four solo blocks, and the Knights (2-1) held on to secure the 25-11, 25-11, 27-25 sweep.
Morgan Van Elderen (four kills) and Ariel Vander Woude (three kills) shared setting duties, finishing with 12 and 14 assists, respectively. Natasha Smith contributed four kills.
Ripon Christian competes in the Golden Valley Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Venture Academy 3, Weston Ranch 2
STOCKTON — The Cougars (1-3) came up short in their comeback bid, falling 15-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 10-15.
Sierrah Cleary handed out 22 assists and served a pair of aces. Ashanti Boatman contributed two kills, two aces and five blocks. Julianna Lassiter added five kills, two aces and three digs.

JV volleyball
Manteca 2, West 0

Ari Chandler accumulated eight service points, four aces and six assists to help Manteca prevail 25-18, 25-20 and improve to 3-0.
Courtney Washburn crushed seven kills, Leilani Rios and five and Ariana Lowery picked up 10 digs.

Ripon Christian 2, Amador 0
Ripon Christian rolled 25-16, 25-18 behind a five-kill outburst from Avery McMurray. Maclaira Camper and Kendall Pounders slugged three kills apiece. Meghan Johnston and Emma DeBruyn each served three aces. Jenna Hofman set 16 assists.

Lathrop 2, Ceres 0
The Spartans opened WAC action with a 25-16, 25-21 sweep to move to 2-0 overall.
Lylliana Avila tallied five kills and five digs, Amorett Contreras chipped in four kills and two aces and Arianna Bringas dished out seven assists.

Frosh volleyball
Lathrop 2, Ceres 0

Azul Maldonado (two aces) and Alaba Olaleye swatted three kills apiece, while Alejandra Vazquez set six assists in the 25-12, 25-12 victory for Lathrop.