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Dawgs cruise in tennis, 13-2 over CV
The Ceres High girls tennis squad handled crosstown rival Central Valley 13-2 in Valley Oak League play on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

"There's no animosity between the two teams," Bulldogs coach Bryan Harden said. "We want them to do well. But we certainly want to beat them."

The visiting Bulldogs (6-2) won seven of nine singles and all four doubles matches against the Hawks (4-4).

"We knew they were going to be a tough opponent," Central Valley coach Todd Russell said. "I expected the match to be a little closer. I think we can play better."

McKenzy Harden posted 6-1 victories over Melissa Gonzales, Anna Polovin and Jessica Rodriguez in singles play.

Slowed by a lower back strain, Logan Harden still managed to win all three of her matches. She defeated former Bulldog Gonzales 6-3, and Polovin and Rodriguez 6-1.

"I seriously considered sitting her down for the match, but she wanted to play against Melissa," coach Harden said. "That's her buddy. It was weird seeing her on the other side because we could have really used her. She would have been a nice piece to our puzzle."

Angie Prak defeated Polovin 6-1. She lost 6-1 to Gonzales and 6-4 to Rodriguez.

Tiffany Ornells and Sydney Featherstone defeated Carissa Garcia and April Hernandez, and Erika Marmolejo and Joyti Kanda 10-4 in doubles play.

"They didn't play their best but they did what they had to do to win," Harden said.

Natalie Flores and Christina Villavong defeated Marmolejo and Kanda 10-1, and Garcia and Hernandez 10-4.

"They executed what we worked on in practice," Harden said.