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CHS ends losing streak
Bulldogs edge Livingston
Vanessa Salas (front), Gurmen Bahia and Ceres Highs varsity girls tennis team will battle crosstown-rival Central Valley on the road this Thursday at 3 p.m. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's varsity girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season this past week.

Vivian Moreno, Harmen Bahia, Camille Vega, Kayla Sierras, Jillian Jimenez and Jasmine Bahia helped lead the Bulldogs to a 5-4 victory over visiting Livingston Wolves in Western Athletic Conference play on Thursday.

"We'll continue to get better," head coach Vince Vega said.

Ceres High (2-6) moved into a tie for fourth place in the WAC standings with Livingston.

"We've been playing against teams that have more experience," coach Vega said. "It takes time to build confidence and improve skills. The girls have positive attitudes. They show up to practice. They always try their best."

The Bulldogs won four of six singles and one of three doubles matches in edging out the Wolves.

Jimenez and Jasmine Bahia gave Ceres High an insurmountable 5-2 lead in team scoring with a 6-3, 6-4 win against Ariana Walker and Diana Rocha in No. 2 doubles play.

Moreno defeated Gabriela Ramirez 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.

Harmen Bahia defeated Erica Lomeli 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 in No. 2 singles play.

Vega defeated Migdalya Pacheco 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Sierras defeated Berenice Arias 6-4, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Morgan Bejaran and Gurmen Bahia lost 6-4, 7-5 to Livingston's Analucia Fuentes and Jiselle Trujillo in No. 1 doubles play.

Elena Ochoa and Vanessa Salas lost 7-6, (8-6), 6-2 to Jennifer Garcia and Monica Maldonado in No. 3 doubles play.

Tania Garfias lost 6-1, 6-1 to Viridiana Cerda in No. 4 singles play.

Ariel Coria lost 6-2, 7-5 to Esmeralda Ramos in No. 5 singles play.

Ceres High dropped out of the running for a postseason berth on Oct. 10 after losing 9-0 on the road to second-place Patterson.

Patterson swept all six singles and three doubles matches in shutting out Ceres High.

Moreno lost 6-1, 6-3 to Ezie Ogbuli in No. 1 singles play.

Shania Evans lost 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 to Breanna Hernandez in No. 2 singles play.

Vega lost 6-2, 6-2 to Marissa Tellas in No. 3 singles play.

Harmen Bahia lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to Erika Reynoso in No. 4 singles play.

Garfias lost 6-3, 7-5 to Ryann Basulto in No. 5 singles play.

Sierras and Bejaran lost 6-1, 6-3 to Manpreet Kaur and Aurora Gonzalez Vela in No. 1 doubles play.

Salas and Cristel Ontiveros lost 6-0, 6-0 to Marisol Jimenez and Veronica Martinez in No. 2 doubles play.

Jimenez and Monica Esparza lost 6-1, 6-2 to Danielle Torres Werra and Tiffany Do in No. 3 doubles play.

Ceres High (2-6) has two matches left on its WAC schedule.

The Bulldogs will compete against last-place Pacheco (1-7) and third-place Central Valley (5-3) this week.