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Eva Rodriguez wins twice in loss
Jessica Rodriguez, the top singles player on Central Valley High School's varsity girls tennis team, upped her conference record to 10-2 last week.

The senior won twice in the Hawks' 13-2 loss to Sierra during a Valley Oak League round-robin showdown on Thursday in Ceres.

Rodriguez defeated Ann McFerran (6-3) and Natalie Ray (6-1). She lost to Vannida Nguyen (6-4).

"I've been having her practice against some of the guys," Central Valley head coach Greg Hawn said. "I think that's helping quite a bit."

Katie Avila and Mickayla Belcher, the Hawks' No. 2 and 3 singles players, lost all three of their matches.

Avila fell 6-0 to Nguyen, 7-6 (2) to Ray and 6-0 to McFerran.

Belcher was beaten by Ray (6-1), McFerran (6-0) and Nguyen (6-1).

Central Valley's two doubles teams combined to lose four times.

Jasmine Martinez and Lizette Covarrubias fell 10-0 to Stephanie Vanni and Jena Anderson, and 10-3 to Kayla Erion and Mary Ann Baker.

The No. 2 doubles tandem of Eva Noorzai and Taylor Rogers was defeated by Erion and Baker (10-0), and Vanni and Anderson (10-2).

"Their scores might not show it, but our doubles teams have definitely improved since the start of the season," Hawn said. "That's a bonus."

With the loss, Central Valley dropped to 1-3 in the VOL standings.

Sierra improved to 1-2 in conference play.

Ceres High 15, Weston Ranch 0

Ceres High School's varsity girls tennis team remained undefeated in Valley Oak League play after shutting out Weston Ranch on the road on Thursday.

"I'm pleased in that we took care of business," head coach Bryan Harden said. "We did what we were supposed to do."

Ceres High swept all nine singles and four doubles matches.

McKenzy Harden defeated Vy Hoang (6-0), Nicole Bowen (6-1) and Gloria Gonzalez (6-0).

Angie Prak defeated Hoang (6-2), Bowen (6-2) and Gonzalez (6-0).

Karinna Magana defeated Hoang (6-0), Bowen (7-5) and Gonzalez (6-0).

Ryan Norton and Kaycee Creek defeated Vanessa Paez and Ly Hoang (10-6), and Christina Poklay and Vanessa Canalita (10-3).

Rachel Stump and Christin Ornells defeated Paez and Hoang (11-9), and Poklay and Canalita (10-3).