East Union managed to hold on and beat visiting Kimball 5-4 despite having to forfeit a singles match Thursday.
The Lancers (4-7 Valley Oak League) picked up two key points in three-set matches. No. 1 singles player Araceli Gonzalez nipped Maxine Jaque 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, while No. 4 Fabiola Magana dispatched Samantha Nguyen 7-5, 3-6, 6-0. Natalie Karim also won her match 6-1, 6-0 from the No. 5 spot.
Patricia Tajii and Margarita Navarette swept 6-3, 6-4 at No.1 doubles. The No. 3 tandem of Cynthia Civil and Kara Bender won 6-2, 6-2.
East Union heads to Weston Ranch today before wrapping up regular-season action with two matches next week.
Manteca 9, Lathrop 0
LATHROP — The Buffaloes (12-2) can now shift their focus on the postseason after completing a second-straight runner-up finish.
Manteca didn’t lose a set. Elizabeth Tolbert (6-1, 6-0), Koryn Menasco (6-2, 6-2), Taylor Corona (6-0, 6-1), Gladis Sandoval (6-3, 6-3), Julia Tang (6-3, 6-4) and Rav Dhillon (6-1, 6-3) were the singles winners.
Victorious doubles pairs were Makenna Condit and Navina Mann (6-0, 6-0), Ivy Benson and Julianna Eavenson (6-3, 6-0), and Trinity Basuil and Ivette Lopez (6-0, 6-0).
Oakdale 6, Sierra 3
No. 1 Claire Banks (6-1, 6-1) accounted for Sierra’s only win in singles play Thursday at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.
Maria Vasquez and Krista Harris was 6-0, 6-2 winners at No. 1 doubles. Viviana Castro and Alejandra Pacheco took the third doubles match, 6-2, 7-5.
Central Catholic 7, Weston Ranch 2
MODESTO — The Cougars (3-9) got their only wins at No. 2 and 3 doubles.
Vi Troung and Malu Belay repelled Lisa Archuleta and Annie Kraft, 6-4, 7-5. Deepa Singh and Sandra Chacon won, 6-1, 6-3.
Le Grand 5,
Ripon Christian 0
RIPON — The Knights (2-6, 4-11 overall) dropped their fourth straight Southern League contest Thursday.
Le Grand (6-2, 6-3) led 3-0 at halftime with goals in the 11th, 17th and 31st minutes. Ripon Christian picked up its play late in the first half and carried the momentum into the second but came up short on its shot attempts.
“We were threatening in the second half, but we couldn’t put any goals in the net,” RC coach Keith Terpsma said. “We had some good moments that we can use to build on in the rest of our league season.”