Sierra picked up its second Valley Oak League win of the season Tuesday, travelling across town to defeat rival East Union, 7-2.
The Timberwolves held on for key wins in singles matches. From the No. 1 spot, Quentin Banks outlasted Matthew Trinidad 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in the only three-set match of the dual.
Fabian Barba staved off Steven Chan 6-4, 6-4 in the competitive No. 2 singles contest. No. 3 Jason Machado (6-2, 6-4) and No. 5 Jassan Gill (6-4, 6-3) were also victorious for Sierra.
Sierra secured all three doubles points. Milton Yamomo and David Vera paired up for a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles. No. 2 Ben Perez and Justin Lacdao won, 6-2, 6-4. Aaron Crawford and Nick Alonzo capped off the dominant effort with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
East Union, now 1-5 in league, got its points from No. 4 singles Tarunjit Singh (6-3, 6-3) and No. 6 Daniel Ngo (6-4, 6-0).
Central Catholic 6, Manteca 3
The Buffaloes (4-1 VOL, 4-2 overall) dropped all four matches that went to third sets in this tightly-contested first-place battle.
“The CC guys competed and fought hard the entire match,” Manteca coach Frank Fontana said. “Often when players lose the first set their second effort drops, but they didn’t. We get to play them again and it was close match that could have gone either way; we pull out two of the three-setters we win and we had chances.”
Manteca had no-doubters in the matches claimed by No. 1 Solman Aniss (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Kurtis Ma (6-2, 6-1) and No. 4 Harshawn Singh (6-0, 6-0). The Buffs won the opening sets at No. 3 and 5 singles and No. 1 doubles before losing those in three.
They get another tough one today at reigning champion Kimball.