By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Singles lead the way in TWolves win over CV
Senior Doug Marks is playing singles this season. - photo by BRANDON PETERSEN/The Bulletin
Freshman Forrest Tolman made his mark early for the Sierra High tennis team Tuesday in an 11.5-3.5 win over Central Valley at East Union.

Tolman won all three of his matches, including a 7-6 (7-5) tiebreaker win over Hawks No. 1 Paul Sidhu.

“Hats off to Forrest,” Sierra head coach Arabella Whitlock said. “He played over three hours, so he was tired, but he played well.

“I was very pleased with our singles.”

Whitlock said that because it was sophomore Kevin Rausa’s first day as the T’Wolves new No. 1, he was a bit nervous.

Regardless, Rausa was able to shake off the nerves to finish with a pair of wins, 6-4, 6-2, and a 3-6 loss to Sidhu.

No. 3 Doug Marks, a new singles player, went 2-1, with 6-4, 6-3 wins.

“He doesn’t realize it yet, but Doug is a very dynamic tennis player,” Whitlock said.

In doubles play, No. 1 Daniel Prieto and Jeff Largoza won 10-7, 10-2, while John Alan Hewitt and Adrian Prieto won 10-5, and lost 3-10.

“In doubles we were able to pick up a few wins, but there are still areas we need to fix,” Whitlock said.

Sierra High’s newly resurfaced tennis courts are once again cracked, and, as a result, Sierra will have to play all of its home games on the road.

Sierra (1-0) hosts Ceres Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.

Ceres 10, Weston Ranch 5

In Ceres, No. 2 Satinder Singh did the most damage for the Cougars, winning a tiebreaker 7-2, and picking up a 7-5 win.

No. 1 Freddy Cadimas fell 0-6, 4-6, 4-6, and No. 3 Chris Legaspi dropped three, 0-6, 3-6, 4-6.

“We played a little bit below our expectations,” Cougars head coach Jason Furtado said. “We matched up well, but didn’t win all of the matches we were supposed to.

“Hopefully we use this as a learning experience and can get a win at East Union (Thursday).”

In doubles play, Mike Tongpolad and Steven Ho won 10-6 and lost 2-10, while Russell Espiritu and Rocky Langas won 10-4, and fell 2-10.

Weston Ranch dropped to 0-1 in VOL play, and 1-1 overall.

Manteca 12.5, Oakdale 2.5

Frank Fontana was nervous heading into the Buffaloes first VOL match Tuesday, but the nerves turned out to be a bit premature, as Manteca had little trouble in turning away the Mustangs.

Yassen Aniss beat Blake Dunn, 6-1, Craig Rowley, 6-0, and Aaron Liljenquist, 6-1.

Gabe Lopez swept, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0, and Mark DeLeon went 2-1, winning 6-4, 6-1.

In doubles, Arnie Morales and Alex Barragan won 10-4, 10-5, and Alex McAdams and Kyle Morton split, 5-10, 10-2.

“I was quite impressed,” Fontana said. “We dominated from the beginning.”

Manteca (1-0 VOL, 5-6) heads to Central Valley Thursday.

— Brandon Petersen