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Bulldogs dominate Western Athletic Conference foes
Ceres High School's varsity girls tennis team defeated Livingston and Patterson in Western Athletic Conference play last week.

"I'm really proud of the way the kids played," Bulldogs head coach Bryan Harden said. "Everybody's really picked up their game. I've noticed that their concentration level has improved."

The Bulldogs moved to 3-2 in the league standings after posting a 9-0 win over Livingston on Wednesday in Ceres.

Freshman Marifer Ochoa defeated Alysha Velasquez 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Freshman Kaylee Donovan defeated Andrea Garcia 6-0, 6-3 in No. 2 singles play.

Kelly Gallagher defeated Yvette Fuentes 6-1, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play.

Kaycee Creek defeated Annie Ahmed 6-0, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.

Ashley Thiner defeated Kamal Mahal 6-0, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.

Kassandra Carrillo defeated Manpreet Atwal 6-2, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Ashton Frampton and Bethany Mazza defeated Priyanka Saini and Brenda Gonzalez 6-4, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles play.

Myranda Price and Viridiana Arroyo defeated Gurleen Atwal and Noe Ponce 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles play.

Kim Ochoa and Karin Kainth defeated Esther Calderon and Karen Ambriz 6-1, 6-4 in No. three doubles play.

Bulldogs 8, Tigers 1

Ceres High breezed past visiting Patterson on Monday, Sept. 20.

Marifer Ochoa beat Catherine McCollum (6-1, 6-2).

Donovan beat Elsa Miranda (6-1, 7-5).

Creek beat Sonia Jimenez (6-2, 6-3).

Thiner beat Elena Rodriguez (6-3, 6-0).

Carrillo beat Jennifer Camberos (6-1, 6-3).

Frampton and Christin Ornells beat Victoria Paden and Lauren Cabonce (6-1, 6-1).

Price and Arroyo beat Kelby Norfleet and Kendall Norfleet (6-3, 6-3).

Ochoa and Kainth beat Lizette Sandoval and Nzuzi Mahunga (6-3, 6-0).

Ceres High continues to succeed despite its inexperience.

The Bulldogs graduated four starters from last year's team, which won its second straight Valley Oak League title and secured its third consecutive postseason berth. Ryan Norton, a member of Ceres High's No. 1 doubles team in 2009, opted not to play this year.

"I have so many beginners," Harden said. "They're surprising me. I'm really pleased with how they're coming along. This team has an opportunity to make the playoffs."