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Ceres High improves all-time record versus crosstown-rival CV to 13-0
Bulldogs unbeaten in conference play
Ceres Highs Jose Ortega defeated Central Valleys Brandyn Weis in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, in No. 5 singles play. - photo by Dale Butler

Once again, Ceres High School's varsity boys tennis team had its way with crosstown-rival Central Valley.

The 2012 Western Athletic Conference-champion Bulldogs improved their all-time record versus the Hawks to 13-0 with a 9-0 road victory on Wednesday.

"Every streak ends eventually," Ceres High head coach Bryan Harden said. "I'm going to do my best so it doesn't happen under my watch."

The Bulldogs (18-1) improved to 6-0 in the WAC standings.

Central Valley dropped to 1-4 in league play.

"I'm very happy with the effort I've gotten so far," Harden said. "We want to beat everybody. We got to keep working hard."

"Ceres has the best team out there," Hawks head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "They're where we want to try to be in a year or two. If you want to be good, you have to put the time in. A lot of their guys play year-round."

The Bulldogs won all six singles and three doubles matches against the Hawks.

Julio Ochoa defeated Alexis Zigala 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Gurman Bains defeated Alex Hernandez 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Alick Liang defeated Alexis Villa 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Chase Harden defeated Edgar Castillo 6-4, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.
Jose Ortega defeated Brandyn Weis 6-2, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.

Jordan Mey defeated Wing Chang 6-1, 6-1 in No. 6 singles play.

Trevor Brazil and Sergio Zepeda defeated Jorge Bustos and Oscar Ornales 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles play.

Manny Jimenez and Shane Kumar defeated Gerardo Rivas and Navjot Kanda 6-0, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles play.

David Cisneros and Heath Adrian defeated Nimrat Chahal and Eric Morales 6-2, 6-4 in No. 3 doubles play.

"I thought we did alright," Rodriguez said while assessing his team's overall performance. "We knew it was going to be tough. Ceres is better this year, one through 12. They seem to be at another level right now."