Manteca’s boys tennis team will face Oakdale today for the first time since their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV final-round showdown last May.
The Buffaloes set up this battle of Valley Oak League unbeatens with their 8-1 thumping of visiting Oakdale on Tuesday.
“Both of us are undefeated,” MHS coach Frank Fontana said. His Buffs defeated Oakdale in that championship match and earned their second SJS title. “They are the heavy favorites after returning 11 of their 12 players from last year’s team.”
They took care of business Tuesday, getting a two-point head start with East Union forfeiting two doubles matches. Manteca freshmen Emiliano Hurtado and Juan Domingo competed in the lone doubles tilt and got their first VOL win, 6-0, 6-0.
In singles play, East Union’s Matt Trinidad swept Ryan Foo 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 1 matchup. Getting wins for Manteca were Nick Pio (6-0, 6-2), Kayson Neduvakkattu (6-1, 6-0), Ravpreet Grewal (6-0, 6-1), Kiersten Melan (6-2, 6-1) and Sean Samson (6-1, 6-0).
Sierra 9, Weston Ranch 0
The host Timberwolves (1-2) picked up their first VOL in convincing fashion.
Singles winners were Jason Machado (6-1, 6-1), Quentin Banks (6-1, 6-1), Jassan Gill (6-0, 6-0), David Martin (6-0, 6-4), Milton Yamomo (6-1, 6-2) and Nick Alonzo (6-2, 6-1).
Doubles winners were Justin Lacdao/Aaron Crawford (6-3, 6-1), Tej Sandhu/Hari Chandran (6-1, 6-3) and Mat Nguyen/Myles Ona (6-0, 6-3).
Delhi 24, Lathrop 15
Isabel Terra packed much of the punch for the host Spartans (2-3), going 4 for 5 with a triple, a home run and two RBIs.
Teaghen Sharifnejad (3 for 4, three runs), Hailey Hunter (2 for 5, double), Madison Brown (2 for 4, RBI), Ishmeet Uppal (2 for 5, double, two runs, three RBIs) and Ericka Rodriguez (two RBIs) also contributed in the non-league slugfest.
East Union 3, Tracy 0
The Lancers improved to 4-0 after the 25-14, 25-15, 25-16 sweep at Dalben Center.
Flavio Mercado led the charge with 13 kills, five blocks, two aces and eight digs. Alec Alegre added six kills and three blocks, Parmbir Khattra had four blocks and 21 assists and Jonathan Castaneda contributed five kills and two blocks.
Lathrop 3, Ceres 0
Setter Rael Caremsis anchored the balanced attack for the Spartans (2-0, 8-2 overall) in the 25-9, 29-27, 25-11 Western Athletic Conference sweep. He dished out 19 assists while serving four aces.
Jerico Santillan was among the beneficiaries with nine kills along with four aces of his own. Christian Green hammered three kills, while Diego Sanchez-Castaneda had nine digs and two assists.
Ripon 206, Hilmar 285
TURLOCK — Mason Bogetti’s even-par 36 at Turlock Golf & Country Club highlighted the Trans-Valley League win for Ripon (2-0).
Nico Ilardi, Jacob Baird and Kenny Johnson each carded a 42, while Chad Flory and Trent Vink each scored 44.
Sierra 123, McNair 28
Craig Randolph (200 IM, 100 free) and Gabriel Monasterio (100 fly, 100 back) both won two individual events and were part of two inning relays in the non-league meet.
Ethan Sanchez (500 free), Jordan Shinn (50 free) and Grant Ogden (100 breast) also had first-place finishes
Sierra 118, McNair 49
Meghan Tolman led the Timberwolves with wins in the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke and two relays.
Other top contributors were Monique Ochoa (200 free), Rebecca Thomson (50 free), Ezra Moral (100 back) and Molly Fadeff (50 free).
MODESTO — East Union capped off a dominant run to the tournament championship this past Saturday at Rainbow Fields, bashing Buhach Colony 12-0 in the title game.
The Lancers had two no-hitters that day, the first twirled by Brooke Grabowski in their four-inning 13-0 victory over Golden Valley. Myreza Harper helped set the tone with a grand slam in an eight-run first inning. Makayla Viri finished 2 for 3 at the plate.
Against Buhach, it was Emily Mendoza who starred in the pitcher’s circle. She finished with seven strikeouts in her no-no. Hailey Reich (three runs) and Dianne LaFuente (two doubles) both went 3 for 3, while Heighlee Mosher was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
East Union 11, Bear Creek 1 (5)
East Union continued its winning ways on Tuesday, improving to 10-0.
Grabowski and Mendoza combined for the two-hitter, while Alyssa Clapp powered the attack with two homers and four RBIs.
Harper went 3 for 4 with three doubles.
Lathrop 2, Ceres 0
Lathrop won 25-18, 25-15 behind four kills apiece from Yanna Shams and Veeonn Taito.
Tory Sumbler set 12 assists, and Lucas Baluyut had 19 digs.