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Girls tennis team improves to 3-2 overall
Marifer Ochoa, Kaylee Donovan, Manpreet Bahia, Kiran Kainth, Lizzy Magana, Kim Ochoa, Angelica Slater and Laura Cahill helped lift Ceres High School's varsity girls tennis team to its first league win of the 2012 season last week.

The Bulldogs handled the Livingston Wolves 7-2 on Thursday in Ceres.

"The girls played really well," head coach Bryan Harden said. "I didn't know what to expect."

Ceres High improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Marifer Ochoa beat Kimberly Lopez 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.

Donovan beat Karina Cruz 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles play.

Bahia beat Aidalee Torres 7-5, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

Kainth beat Marisol Naranjo 6-1, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.

Magana beat Tyler Metcalf 6-1, 6-2 in No. 5 singles play.

Kim Ochoa beat Amalia Barragan 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Slater and Cahill beat Maggie Mendoza and Maria Vega 6-3, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.

Gabby Blandino and Bianca Deanda lost 6-2, 6-2 to Yaraira Barragan and Marbella Mascorro in No. 1 doubles play.

Sophomores Justine Vega and Jolyce Vega lost 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to Karina Ramos and Jennifer Garcia in No. 2 doubles play.

"They were right there the whole match," Harden said. "They'll get better with experience."

Central Catholic, defending WAC champion, continued its dominance over Ceres High.

The Raiders, 2-0 versus the Bulldogs in 2011, won last Tuesday's meeting 7-2.

Visiting Ceres dropped four of six singles and all three doubles matches.

"Central Catholic had more depth," Harden said.

Marifer Ochoa defeated Payton Kelly 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Kim Ochoa defeated Brigid Crowley 6-1, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.

Donovan lost 6-3, 6-0 to Emma Withrow in No. 2 singles play.

Bahia lost 6-1, 6-0 to Aimee Ardis in No. 3 singles play.

Kainth lost 6-2, 6-0 to Gabi Sani in No. 4 singles play.

Magana lost 6-3, 6-0 to Monica Reno in No. 5 singles play.

Ceres High will play host to Patterson this Thursday at 3 p.m.