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CV girls no longer winless in tennis
Sue Dhillon, Central Valleys No. 4 singles player, serves against Pattersons Ryann Basulto on Sept. 13 in Ceres. Dhillon lost 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5 to Basulto.

Central Valley's varsity girls tennis team swept all three doubles matches and won a pair of singles tilts in edging out host Ceres High 5-4 in Western Athletic Conference play last Thursday.

"It was really competitive," Hawks head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "It (the final result) came down to the last doubles match. This win streak won't last forever."

Central Valley has a near-perfect 6-1 record against the crosstown-rival Bulldogs since 2013.

The Hawks have won the last six meetings.

"Just like any sport, you have times when you're able to be on the winning side," Rodriguez said. "They had a long win streak against us before. You have your ups and downs."

Central Valley's Jocelyn Rodriguez and Nayeli Castellanos topped Ceres High's Gurman Bahia and Kayla Sierras 6-4, 6-0 in No. 3 doubles play to secure the team victory.

Jocelyn and Nayeli rallied from a 4-3 deficit during the first set.

"They were able to come back," coach Rodriguez said. "I'm not too surprised. Their athleticism was the difference."

Daniela Yepez and Abigail Martinez topped Sarah Cuevas and Camille Vega 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.

Yesenia Bernal-Lareos and Elisabeth Valdez topped Harman Bahia and Morgan Bejaran 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

"Our doubles teams have been carrying us throughout league so far," Mike Rodriguez said.

Central Valley's Claudia Martinez topped Ceres High's Andria Esho 6-4, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.

Lupita Becerra topped Dominique Koeurn 7-5, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.

Adriana Escobedo lost 6-2, 6-1 to Azia Brewster in No. 3 singles play.

Sue Dhillon lost 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to Vivian Moreno in No. 4 singles play.

Gianna Arce lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to Bella Rosas in No. 5 singles play.

Mixtly Vega lost 6-2, 6-1 to Shania Evans in No. 6 singles play.

The Hawks earned a narrow victory while battling the Bulldogs.

"For the most part, the whole league seems pretty even," coach Rodriguez said.

Central Valley lost 5-4 to Livingston and Pacheco in WAC play earlier this season.

Central Valley fell 7-2 at host Patterson on Sept. 13.

The Hawks dropped five of six singles and two of three doubles matches in losing to the Tigers.

Claudia Martinez defeated Catarina Borges 6-2, 6-3 in No. 1 singles play.

Bernal-Lareos and Abigail Martinez defeated Maya Turner and Keara Dixon 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.

Becerra lost 6-1, 6-2 to Eze Ogbuli in No. 2 singles play.

Escobedo lost 6-0, 6-1 to Kitzia Gonzalez in No. 3 singles play.

Dhillon lost 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5 to Ryann Basulto in No. 4 singles play.

Arce lost 6-1, 6-1 to Marissa Tellas in No. 5 singles play.

Vega lost 6-3, 6-1 to Breanna Hernandez in No. 6 singles play.

Rodriguez and Castellanos lost 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 14-12 to Mercedes Perez and Aurora Gonzalez in No. 2 doubles play.

Valdez and Priscilla Sanchez lost 6-4, 6-2 to Tiffany Do and Manpreet Kaur in No. 3 doubles play.

Central Valley moved to 1-4 in the conference standings this past week. "I figured it would be a struggle during the first round of WAC play," Mike Rodriguez said. "We got a lot of beginners. We'll see how good we are the second and third times around."