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ROUNDUP: Sierra tennis fends off Lathrop; Manteca, Sierra split swim opener; Ripon volleyball sweeps
Lathrop-Sierra boys tennis
Sierra’s Brady Alves hits it with the backhand during the No. 1 singles match against visiting Lathrop. - photo by Wayne Thallander

Sierra’s boys tennis team improved to 2-0 in non-league play after defeating visiting Lathrop 6-3 on Thursday.

The Timberwolves swept all three doubles matches to take the win.

Sid Godendran and Alex Rey Rosario won at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-3. Ryan Alves and Zain Ali won at No. 2, 6-1, 6-1. The No. 3 tandem of Ashun Gill and Gurshawn Sandhu prevailed, 6-1, 6-4.

Brady Alves cruised at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-2. Sierra also swept at Nos. 5 and 6 with Oliver Naven (6-3, 6-0) and Santiago Franco (6-0, 6-3) notching the team points.

Lathrop got hard-earned wins at Nos. 3 and 4 singles, needing third sets to win them. Eli Poklay downed Hasnain Ali from the No. 4 spot, 1-6, 7-5, 11-9. Sierra’s David Martin dropped the No. 3 match, 4-6, 6-4, 9-11. Lathrop also won in straight sets at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-4.



Sierra 136, Manteca 29

The visiting Timberwolves had first-place finishers in every race at R. Stephen Winter Pool. The meet was the first of the Valley Oak League season for both teams.

Kiera Brink (50 free, 100 free) and Jennifer Graves (100 fly, 500 free) were double winners for Sierra. Bianca Fraser (200 IM, first; 100 fly, second), Gianna Ramos (100 back, first; 200 IM, second) and Amy Fadeff (100 breast, first; 50 free, second) were also top points contributors. Lauren Ellis won the 100 free.

Sierra also won the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.



Manteca 77, Sierra 25

Andres Barajas (200 IM, 200 breast), Peter Espinoza (200 free, 100 free) and Snowden Snyder (100 fly, 200 back) each won multiple individual events for Manteca. They were also joined by Brandon Nakham on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Noah Sandoval (50 free) was Sierra’s lone first-place finisher



Ripon 3, Grace Davis 0

Anthony Gomez got the host Indians (1-1) rolling by serving the first 10 points of the non-league match. They won, 25-20, 25-16, 25-12.

Gomez ended up with 17 total service points, eight of them aces. He also had 10 kills on 17 attacks. Alex Alvarellos also had 10 kills on 17 attacks, while Trent Olmo added five kills.

Cade Fullmer and Martin Raygoza shared setting duties and compiled 15 and 10 assists, respectively. Marquell Marshall led the defense with 15 digs.


JV boys volleyball

Ripon 2, Grace Davis 0

Ripon rolled to a 25-19, 25-13 sweep.

Josiah Aflleje paced the Indians with 10 assists, 11 service points and five aces. Andres Garcia served up 13 points, four of them for aces.

Gavin Garner anchored the front-row attack with seven kills. Jacob Dood racked up 17 digs. Brody Trask contributed six assists.