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CHS girls split, move to 2-2 in WAC play
Bulldogs dominate Panthers, lose to Tigers
Bianca DeAnda and the Bulldogs will face off against the crosstown-rival Hawks on Thursday at Central Valley. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity girls tennis team edged out Pacheco 5-4 and lost 8-1 to Patterson in Western Athletic Conference play last week.

The Bulldogs moved to 2-2 in the WAC standings.

"The girls are working hard and looking to improve," head coach Jack Jacques said.

Host Ceres High took three of six singles and two of three doubles matches from the Panthers on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Bryanna Lopez and Stephanie Garcia defeated Aimee Wheeler and Maria Martinez 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles play to secure the team victory.

"It was a battle," Jacques said. "They turned it around mentally. They refused to lose."

Janet Jimenez and Julianna Rosas defeated Ruth Rameriz and Kayla Ayla 6-4, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.

Marifer Ochoa defeated Jackie Carranza 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Angelica Slater defeated Bianey Gaxiola 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.

Justine Vega defeated Perla Jimenez 6-4, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.

Andria Esho and Dominique Koeurn lost 6-4, 6-4 to Emily Wheeler and Leilani Cano in No. 3 doubles play.

Bianca DeAnda lost 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-2 to Irian Islas in No. 3 singles play.

Gabriella Blandino lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Kristen Palmer in No. 4 singles play.

Jasmine Esparza lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 to Vanessa Salazar in No. 5 singles play.

The visiting Bulldogs dropped five of six singles and all three doubles matches during Thursday's 8-1 loss to the Tigers.

"We could have been more competitive," Jacques said.

Ochoa defeated Kelby Norfleet 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Slater lost 6-1, 6-1 to Kendall Norfleet in No. 2 singles play.

DeAnda lost 6-2, 6-0 to Avery Chairez in No. 3 singles play.

Blandino lost 6-2, 6-3 to Ashley Afalla in No. 4 singles play.

Esparza lost 6-3, 6-3 to Keanna Garza in No. 5 singles play.

Vega lost 6-2, 6-2 to Lucero Vargas in No. 6 singles play.

Lopez and Jolyce Vega lost 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) to Leslie Diaz and Santana Mata in No. 1 doubles play.

Rosas and Garcia lost 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to Arianna Rico and Ngoc Nguyen in No. 2 doubles play.

Jimenez and Koeurn lost 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-8 to Catarina Borges and Wendy Zuleta in No. 3 doubles play.

Ceres High will play at Central Valley on Thursday at 3 p.m.

The Bulldogs have never lost to the Hawks.

Will Ceres High improve its all-time record against Central Valley to 15-0?

"Somebody mentioned it (the unbeaten streak) to me," Jacques said. "Obviously, we want to win. But I'm not in control of it. I coach. I don't get to play."