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Ceres High’s Zainab Nazir (pictured) and Monica Cendejas won one of their two doubles matches last week. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High’s girls tennis team compiled an 0-7 record during the first half of the Western Athletic Conference season.

“We haven’t won any matches yet,” Bulldogs’ head coach Vince Vega said. “The goal is to improve. Hopefully, we get some positive results in the second round.”

Ceres High lost 7-2 at Grace Davis on Thursday.

Monica Cendejas and Zainab Nazir prevailed 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Izabella Jaquez and Nerisha Singh prevailed 7-5, 5-7, 10-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Ceres High lost 9-0 at Beyer on Sept. 28.

Split for Hawks

Central Valley’s girls tennis team won one of two matches during the final week of the first half of the CCC season.

The fourth-place Hawks dropped to 3-4 in the CCC standings after losing 8-1 to the first-place Merced Bears on Sept. 27 in Ceres.

Angie Medrano accounted for Central Valley’s lone team point.

Medrano prevailed 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles.

Central Valley edged Buhach Colony 5-4 on Sept. 26 in Atwater.

Jasleen Kaur and Giselle Mendez secured the win by prevailing in three sets, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3 doubles.

Alondra Robles and Lliana Guzman prevailed 6-3, 7-6 at No. 1 doubles.

Analy Gomez and Marlene Jaquez prevailed 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Lliria Lira prevailed 4-6, 6-4, 3-0 (default) at No. 5 singles.

Liz Cazarez prevailed 7-5, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.


The members of Central Valley’s girls golf program competed at the CCC Midseason Tournament on Sept. 26 at Dryden Park.

Kaylee Almanza led the Hawks with a 120.

Kali Bernal, Lucia Bernal and Evelyn Guizar shot 129, 142 and 150, respectively.

Ceres High’s girls golf team beat Johansen and lost to Beyer during WAC cluster action on Sept. 27 at Creekside.

Ceres High posted a team score of 282.

The Bulldogs won by forfeit against Johansen.

Beyer (259) topped Ceres High by 23 strokes.

Alysabeth Marquez, Ceres High’s top player and league MVP the past two seasons, posted the second-best overall score during last week’s cluster competition.

She led the Bulldogs with a 9-over-par 45.

Bulldog teammates Hailey Tsurui, Brooke Trio, Allison Lewis and Jayda Bryant shot 50, 52, 45 and 81, respectively.


Ceres High’s boys water polo team remained winless in league play this past week after dropping a pair of matches 

The Bulldogs fell to 0-7 in the WAC standings following Thursday’s 7-4 home loss to the Grace Davis Spartans.

Ceres High’s Abel Samaniego scored a team-high two goals against Grace Davis.

Zion Wesir and Jesus Madrigal both contributed one goal.

Goalkeeper Logan Butler made 12 saves.

The host Bulldogs lost 15-3 to Mountain House  Mustangs on Sept. 27.

Samaniego, Wesir and freshman Eli Farinha led Ceres High in scoring with one goal apiece.

Butler and Mateo Gonzalez totaled five and two saves, respectively, while splitting playing time at goalie.

Ceres High’s girls water polo team dropped to 3-4 in the WAC standings last week after being beaten by Grace Davis and Mountain House.

Ceres High lost 7-6 to visiting Mountain House on Sept. 27.

Lilly Blevins led the Bulldogs in scoring with two goals.

Arleth Sanchez totaled seven blocks at goalkeeper.

Ceres High lost 16-6 to visiting Grace Davis on Thursday.

Amber Hopwood and Jessie Blevins both scored twice.