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CV boys tennis breaks into win column
CHS girls soccer secures fifth victory
Karina Estrada helped lead Ceres Highs varsity girls soccer team to a 5-2 record during preseason play. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity boys tennis team improved to 1-2 in the WAC standings after shutting out Pacheco 9-0 on the road last Thursday.

"It's a confidence booster, especially for the new guys," Hawks head coach Mike Rodriguez said.

The Hawks won all six singles and three doubles matches.

Ruben Morales defeated Michael Ayala 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Henry Garcia defeated Jose Lara 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Rogelio Perez defeated Michael Farias 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Juan Zaragoza defeated Johan Ruiz 6-0, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.

Adrian Gomez defeated Jacob Alvarez-Alaba 6-0, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.

Roman Ortiz defeated Oscar Amador 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Ralph Afortunado and Gurshan Chahal defeated Israel Romero and Carlos Villasenor 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.

Daniel Garrido and Alonzo Bustos defeated Gabriel Casarez and Jacob Romero 6-3, 0-6, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles play.

Ivan Jimenez and Samson Gonzalez defeated Gerardo Hipilito and Fernando Vazquez 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

"It's hard to gauge where we're really at playing against a team like Pacheco," Rodriguez said. "They have a lot of beginners, too."

Central Valley will play host to four-time defending WAC champion Ceres High tomorrow at 3 p.m.

The Hawks have an all-time record of 0-18 versus the tradition-rich Bulldogs.

"They have the upper hand because they're undefeated right now," Rodriguez said. "We're in a down cycle. We got a lot of new guys. I'm trying to get them to play more aggressive to shorten points. It's still a learning process."

Dawgs win again
Ceres High School's varsity boys tennis team won its 45th straight WAC match this past week.

Ceres High posted a 7-2 victory over host Los Banos on March 8.

Nolan McCaig defeated Los Banos' Quentin Barcellos 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Christian Pimentel defeated Jack Gerstenberg 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.

Chris Padilla defeated Will Marchese 6-3, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

Jorge Campos defeated Michael Butler 6-1, 6-2 in No. 5 singles play.

Donnavin Koeurn defeated Gio Meri 6-1, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.

Charles Lo and Ozzie Carrillo defeated Max Bell and Pat Martinez 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.

Juan Hernandez and Adrian Covarrubias defeated Jorge Gutierrez and Andy Rios 7-5, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles play.

Ceres High's varsity boys golf program placed fifth in a field of 16 at the Oakdale Cup on March 7 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.

"It's not shocking that we did so well," said Abel Maestas, new head coach of the Bulldogs.

Ceres High posted a team score of 431 while finishing behind Gregori (389), Buhach Colony (401), Oakdale (416) and Turlock (418).

Bulldog freshman Gary Condit shot a team-best 2-under par 70 on his way to a 12th-place finish in the individual standings.

Ceres High teammates Zac Chapman (82), sophomore Jake Nevarez (89), Jacob Langan (90) and freshman Jayden Panyanouvong (91) placed 16th, 30th, 36th and 41st, respectively.

"A lot of our scores were similar," Maestas said. "That allowed us to finish in fifth place."

The Bulldogs opened WAC play with back-to-back victories last week.

Ceres High defeated host El Capitan by 11 strokes, 248-259, on Thursday at Merced Golf & Country Club.

Condit led the Bulldogs with an 8-over-par 44.

Chapman, Panyanouvong, Cervantez and Jake Nevarez shot 46, 47, 53 and 58, respectively.

Ceres High topped visiting Pacheco 169-228 on March 8 at St. Stanislaus Golf Course.
Chapman carded an even-par 28.

Condit (33), Panyanouvong (38), Nevarez (37) and Kobe Daoheung (38) all posted scores in the 30s.

Crosstown-rival Central Valley dropped a pair of WAC matches.

Central Valley lost 299-332 to Patterson on Thursday at Diablo Grande Golf Course.

Noah Postley paced the Hawks with a 22-over-par 58.

Ricardo Briseno (62), Derek Weis (68), Dorian Bowmer (70) and Jose Castillo (74) rounded out Central Valley's scorecard.

Central Valley lost to 281-337 Livingston on March 8 at Rancho Del Rey Golf Club.

Postley led the Hawks with a 23-over-par 59.

Briseno, Weis, Castillo and Bowner chipped in with scores of 64, 70, 71 and 73.

Ceres High School's varsity girls soccer team collected five wins and two losses during the preseason.

Ceres High pulled away for a 3-1 win over host Modesto High on Friday.

Miranda Wilds tallied a game-high two goals for the Bulldogs.

Erika Gutierrez added one goal.

Karina Estrada had one assist.

Ceres High goalkeeper Angel Marie Coral totaled five saves.

The Bulldogs led 2-1 at intermission.

Ceres High outscored Modesto High 1-0 during the second half.

Ceres High edged Hilmar 1-0 on March 3 at Bulldog Stadium.

Mariah Trevino accounted for the game's lone goal.

Coral collected four saves.

Trevino scored what proved to be the winning goal seven minutes into the second half.