Ceres High School's varsity boys tennis team had its 45-match unbeaten streak in Western Athletic Conference play snapped by visiting Patterson on March 15.
The Bulldogs suffered a heart-breaking 5-4 loss.
Ceres High improved its all-time record versus crosstown-rival Central Valley to 19-0 with an 8-1 road victory on Thursday.
"My kids were extra motivated to come back and play better," Bulldogs head coach Brandon Moring said. "Nobody likes to lose. We started a new streak."
Ceres High swept all six singles and two of three doubles matches while dominating Central Valley (2-3 WAC) for the 19th time.
"I thought the scores would be a little closer," Hawks head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "We have no seniors this year. Our inexperience showed. I just keep preaching to the kids they need to play more aggressive."
Nolan McCaig defeated Central Valley's Ruben Morales 6-0, 6-2 in No. 1 singles play.
Christian Pimentel defeated Henry Garcia 6-3, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.
Chris Padilla defeated Juan Zaragoza 6-0, 6-4 in No. 3 singles play.
Bruno de la Torre defeated Rogelio Perez 6-1, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.
Jorge Campos defeated Jesus Cuevas 6-1, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.
Donnavin Koeurn defeated Roman Ortiz 6-0, 6-1 in No. 6 singles play.
Charles Lo and Ozzie Carrillo defeated Adrian Gomez and Daniel Garrido 5-7, 6-1, 10-4 in No. 1 doubles play.
Will Rodriguez and Aiden Moore defeated Javier Palafox and Ivan Jimenez 6-2, 7-6 in No. 3 doubles play.
Juan Hernandez and Tony Heras lost 1-6, 6-4, 10-7 to Ralph Afortunado and Alonzo Bustos in No. 2 doubles play.
Ceres High won three of six singles and one of three doubles matches against Patterson.
McCaig defeated Julian Ramirez 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.
Padilla defeated Gerardo Ortiz 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 in No. 3 singles play.
Koeurn defeated Antonio Villareal 6-1, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.
Hernandez and Adrian Covarrubias defeated Lolyn Tejeda and Steph Esephan 6-3, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.
Pimentel lost 6-3, 6-3 to Francisco Lagarde in No. 2 singles play.
Bruno de la Torre lost 6-0, 6-3 to Michael Cosio in No. 4 singles play.
Campos lost 6-3, 6-2 to Chris Tapia in No. 5 singles play.
Lo and Carrillo lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to German Ortiz and Carlos Ortega in No. 1 doubles play.
Moore and Rodriguez lost 6-0, 7-6 to Santi Zuleta and Daniel Valverde in No. 3 doubles play.
"It came down to our No. 1 doubles," Moring said. "That was the difference. They fought hard. It could have gone either way."
Ceres High moved to 4-1 in the WAC standings.
The four-time defending-champion Bulldogs won their previous 45 conference matches dating back to the 2012 season.
Ceres High's revamped lineup features 10 new starters.
Julio Ochoa (singles), Chase Harden (singles), Rene Cortes (singles), Jose Ortega (singles), Manny Jimenez (doubles), Dennis Phommalinh (doubles), Jorge Ruiz (double) and Julian Rodriguez (doubles) were lost to graduation.
Alex Torres (doubles) opted to play baseball.
Manuel Lazcano (doubles) transferred to Central Valley.
"We're young," Moring said. "We're inexperienced. We're only going to get better. This is a very competitive group. They want to win."
"We have a lot of new guys," Rodriguez said. "I don't think they realize how good Ceres High has been. They're clueless about the streak. It's a pretty amazing accomplishment."