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Ceres High’s girls netters compete at the WAC Championships
Gurleen Kaur
Gurleen Kaur represented Ceres High’s girls tennis team at the WAC Championships this past month in Los Banos. - photo by DALE BUTLER/ Courier file photo

Gurleen Kaur, Alexa Sandoval, Yasmin Pinedo-Lopez and Monica Cendejas represented Ceres High’s girls tennis program at the Western Athletic Conference Championships this past month in Los Banos.

Kaur, a sophomore, lost 6-0 6-1 to Johansen’s Aracely Martinez in the opening round of the WAC Singles Tournament on Oct. 24.

Sandoval, a senior, lost 6-0, 6-0 to Beyer’s Maya Martin.

Kaur and Sandoval also won one of two matches while teaming up at the WAC Doubles Tournament on Oct. 26.

Kaur and Sandoval defeated Grace Davis’ tandem 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the first round.

They lost 6-0, 6-1 to Mountain House’s Malvika Seth and Lizzie Su in the quarterfinals.

Seth and Su, the top seed, bested Los Banos’ Melina Mejia and Hallie Moore 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the finals.

Pinedo-Lopez, a junior, and Cendejas, a senior, lost 6-0, 6-2 to Lathrop’s Madilynn Romero and Ruby Chavez in the opening round.

Sandoval and Cendejas suited up for the Bulldogs for the final time.

Sandoval and Cendejas will be lost to graduation, along with Jelaine Esguerra, Maria Garcia, Jillian Mande and Zainab Nazir.

Kaur, Pinedo-Lopez, Analiz Angulo (Jr.), Serena Chalk (Jr.), Isabella Gutierrez (Jr.), Izabella Jacquez (Jr.), Liset Renteria (Jr.), Diana Sanchez (Jr.), Camila Orellana (So.) and Nerisha Singh (Fr.) could return to the team next fall. 

Ceres High compiled a 1-13 record while tying for last place with Grace Davis during the 2022 WAC regular season.

Vince Vega, first-year head coach of the Bulldogs, couldn’t be reached for comment.