Ceres High’s varsity girls tennis team topped Pacheco and Johansen this past week to remain unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play.
“It’s a great start for us,” head coach Brandon Moring said. “It’s what you practice hard for.”
The Bulldogs improved to 4-0 in the WAC standings following their 6-3 victory at Pacheco on Sept. 12.
“The goal is to win league, then make it to playoffs."Coach Brandon Moring
“The goal is to win league, then make it to playoffs,” Moring said.
Ceres High took four of six singles and two of three doubles matches from Pacheco.
Shania Evans defeated Xitlaly Gomez 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles play.
Vivian Moreno defeated Anarosa Velasquez 6-1, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.
Camille Vega defeated Janette Salinas 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.
Tania Garfias defeated Fernanda Aguayo 6-1, 7-5 in No. 4 singles play.
Morgan Bejaran lost 6-4, 6-1 to Theresa Garcia in No. 5 singles play.
Gurmenjit Bahia lost 7-5, 6-3 to Esmeralda Hernandez in No. 6 singles play.
Jillian Jimenez and Christel Ontiveros defeated Valerie Larios and Elena Velasquez 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.
Elena Ochoa and Gurmannet Bahia defeated Daisy Cermeno and Vivian Lopez in No. 3 doubles play.
Jasmine Bahia and Monica Esparza lost 6-0, 6-4 to Jacky Gomez and Litzy Rivera in No. 2 doubles play.
“It was no walk in the park,” Moring said. “We had to play well to beat them.”
Ceres High rolled to an 8-1 win over visiting Johansen on Sept. 10.
The Bulldogs competed shorthanded as No. 1 singles player Shania Evans missed the match due to an injury sustained while playing softball over the weekend.
“Any time you don’t have your best player, there’s cause for concern,” Moring said. “We had to move everybody up in the lineup. The girls stepped up and took care of business.”
Ceres High won all three doubles and five of six doubles matches against Johansen.
Esparza and Jasmine Bahia defeated Majla DiMarco and Ariana Tapia 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles play.
Ontiveros and Gurmannet Bahia defeated Emily Rabbiosi and Anais Gonzalez 6-1, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles play.
Ochoa and Daniela Nunez defeated Madisyn Leavitt and Kirsteen Cabral 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.
Camille Vega defeated Iyanna Johns 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.
Garfias defeated Oceana Silveira 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play.
Bejaran defeated Alondra Jaquez 6-2, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.
Gurmenjit Bahia defeated Esli Ibanez 6-2, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.
Jimenez defeated Evelyn Tamayo 6-1, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.
Ceres High will battle first-place Mountain House (4-0) and second-place Los Banos (3-1) this week.
“We’re not going to beat every team 9-0,” Moring said. “There are going to be some tough matches. This week will be the true test for us. We don’t have the best tennis players. We have girls that fight for every point. Sometimes, that’s the difference.”