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Sierra High blanks Lathrop in VOL play
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The Sierra High girls’ tennis team dominated Lathrop in the Valley Oak League match played Thursday at East Union, 9-0.

Vannida Nguyen, the Timberwolves’ top singles player, was part of the trend, defeating Merchille Alegado in straight sets (6-1, 6-3).

Sierra’s No. 2 Imahni Burks swept past Precious De Los Reyes (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Anna Cardenas did much of the same to Hargun Oberai (6-1, 6-1), Naomi Nunis at No. 4 blanked Jayna Palma (6-0, 6-0), No. 5 Kelly Fuentes topped Sonam Kaur (6-1, 6-1), and No. 6 Maddie Banks stopped Cruz Hernandez (6-1, 6-2).

In doubles play, Timberwolves’ top pair of Annie Banks and Rosie Reynolds rolled past Lathrop’s duo of Jenna Magaday and Michelle Alaniz (6-2, 6-2); Brenda Padilla and Emma Hunter, Sierra’s No. 2 team, took care of Melanie Cuevas and Mary Woods (6-1, 6-1); and the No. 3 pairing of Gerly Burguillos and Liana Bassett handled Angelica Rodriguez and Denise Dhal (6-2, 6-2).

Lathrop (0-1) was playing its first match of the season.

“We’re a young team that’s just starting out,” said Spartans coach Arabella Whitlock, who is working together with Rebecca Whitlock on improving the squad.

They praised the efforts of singles player Alegado along with the doubles team of Magaday and Alaniz.

Manteca 6, Kimball 3

The Buffaloes (2-1, 1-1) got the best of Kimball thanks to the effort of several players.

Take Adaeze Nkwocha, for example. She battled Kimball’s No. 5 singles player Kylie Moxley, winning, 6-4, 6-6 (5-7 tie-breaker), 6-1.

Mia Ramirez and Kalie Hunt, Manteca’s top doubles team, fought it out with Natasha Cardoso and Ville Salgarino, prevailing, 6-6 (7-4 tie-breaker), 6-2.

Ditto that for Ruth Habte and Liz Diaz, the Buffaloes’ No. 2 doubles. They edged Jessica Agcanas and Liana Amirehsani in a see-saw affair, 6-6 (7-4 tie-breaker), 4-6, 6-1.

Manteca’s No. 3 pairing Aleeyah Cordoba and Noha Elabad lost early on but rebounded to defeat Kimball’s Tara Adeniron and Ally Bangayan, 6-6 (5-7 tie-breaker), 6-2, 6-2.

In addition, Jasmine Sadhu, the Buffaloes’ No. 2 singles player, disposed of Krishna Sankara in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4.

Manteca will travel to Lathrop on Tuesday.

Weston Ranch 7, East Union 2

Klasey Kachalkin was among the bright spots in the Lancers’ loss to the Cougars.

She won her singles match in two hard-fought sets, 6-3, 10-8. Kachalkin, who is a senior, played doubles during her previous seasons at East Union.

Jasmin Ortega and Maddie Romero, the Lancers’ No. 3 doubles team, also claimed victory in their match (7-5, 2-6, 9-7).