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ROUNDUP: Sasha Martin’s 3-set win lifts Sierra to tennis win over Manteca
Sierra-Manteca girls tennis
Natalie Mejia of Sierra runs it down with a backhand in the No. 5 singles match with Manteca’s Parm Toor. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

After taking three 5-4 losses in the first round of the Valley Oak League girls tennis schedule, Sierra was able to flip the script Tuesday against host Manteca at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.

It came down to the No. 6 singles match between two freshmen, and it was Sierra’s Sasha Martin who prevailed to give the Timberwolves the 5-4 victory. Martin squeaked it out against Paisley Coenenberg, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5.

“Paisley and Sasha played an amazing match, and both are going to be players to watch the next three years,” Manteca coach MaryAnn Tolbert said.

Sierra also won at No. 5 singles, with Natalie Mejia racing away from Parm Toor, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

It was all T’wolves in doubles play. The top tandem of Munveer Dosanjh and Dalia Elder won 6-1, 6-1, as did No. 2 Ella Chau and Elina Nguyen. Took the No. 3 match, 6-4, 6-1.

Emma Ngo won the No. 1 singles match for Manteca, dispatching Navleen Dosanjh, 6-2, 6-0. Shreya Raman beat Maryn Peterson from the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 6-2.

The Buffs got three-set wins at Nos. 3-4 singles. Christina Nguyen outlasted Jaden Alton, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. Michaela Springs took down Manogna Veervalli, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.



Manteca 293, Kimball DQ

The Buffaloes shot a season-low score at Manteca Park Golf Course, improving their VOL record to 3-1 in the process.

Emily Camara carded a 48 to lead the way. Kylie Elliott scored a 52, which included a birdie on the par-3 eighth hole. Alesia Harris contributed a 54. Layla Flannigan (64) and Rebecca Navarro (65) were Manteca’s other scorers.

Ripon 174, Hughson 175

Last Thursday, the Indians notched a big Trans-Valley League win at River Oaks Golf Course.

Aaliyah Martinez paced Ripon with an 8-over 40. Hughson’s Lily Ulrich was low medalist with a 39.

Katie Martin added a 42 for Ripon, Kennedy Winer followed with a 44 and Anna Fisher recorded a 48.


Ripon 200, Livingston 219

Martin finished 5-over 41, as Ripon picked up another TVL win Tuesday at Rancho Del Rey Golf Club in Atwater.

Fisher chipped in a 48, Martinez a 51 and Winter a 60. Aless Chavez of Livingston netted the second best score with a 47.


Beyer 216, Lathrop 235, Ceres 264

Lathrop split its Western Athletic Conference double-dual match at St. Stanislaus Golf Course in Modesto.

Mya Grisham scored a 15-over 43 to lead the Spartans. Manjot Kaur (44), Yadira Hernandez (48), Alyssa Maynor (49) and Morgan Penko (51) rounded out the team tally.


Central Catholic 336, Sierra 339

Sierra was narrowly defeated in the VOL match at Dryden Park Golf Course in Modesto.

Sydney Ladrido posted a 52 for the Timberwolves, good for second place overall. Also scoring were Emma Basile (66), Alyssa Suarez (73), Hannah Williamson (77) and Kate De Belen (80).


Oakdale 255, East Union 281

In a battle for first place in the VOL, the host Mustangs prevailed behind Reagan Shatswell’s 8-over 44.

The East Union tandem of Jessica Ingalls and Ariana Pale tied for second with 47s. Alizae Farias and Kendall Perry each had a 61. Ava Gutierrez rounded out scoring with a 65.