Central Valley High School's varsity girls tennis team had to settle for a split in Western Athletic Conference play last week.
The Hawks won four of six singles and two of three doubles matches en route to a 6-3 victory over host Livingston on Thursday.
Emely Amaya beat Marbella Mascorro 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles play.
Ali Martinez beat Maggie Mendoza 6-0, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.
Sandra Luna beat Maria Vera 7-5, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.
Teresa Diaz beat Karina Ramos 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 10-7 in No. 6 singles play.
Naomi Torres lost 6-1, 6-0 to Jasdeep Bassi in No. 2 singles play.
Jadah Jackson lost 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) to Taranpreet Kaur in No. 3 singles play.
Claudia Martinez and Celeste Lepe beat Genesis Benitez and Christine Gallardo 7-5, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.
Princess Pe and Chelsea Flores beat Cyntia Zurita and Elisa Armenta 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.
Ayme Nguyen and Vanessa Monroy lost 6-2, 6-2 to Claudia Esquivel and Cynthia Frias in No. 3 doubles play.
Central Valley improved to 3-6 in the WAC standings.
The Tigers of Patterson edged out the Hawks 5-4 on Oct. 8 in Ceres.
Ali Martinez beat Ashley Afalla 6-0, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.
Diaz beat Santana Mata 6-2, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.
Amaya lost 6-0, 6-1 to Kelby Norfleet in No. 1 singles play.
Torres lost 6-2, 6-0 to Kendal Norfleet in No. 2 singles play.
Jackson lost 6-1, 6-1 to Avree Chairez in No. 3 singles play.
Luna lost 6-1, 6-2 to Keanna Garza in No. 5 singles play.
Pe and Flores beat Ngoc Nguyen and Catarina Borges 6-1, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles play.
Nguyen and Monroy won by forfeit at No. 3 doubles.
Lepe and Claudia Martinez lost 6-3, 6-3 to Antonia Perez and Arianna Rico at No. 1 doubles.
Central Valley will play host to Pacheco tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Bulldogs edge Panthers
Ceres High School's varsity girls tennis team improved to 5-4 in the Western Athletic Conference standings following Thursday's hard-fought 6-3 win over host Pacheco.
The Bulldogs swept all three doubles matches and won three of six singles matches versus the Panthers.
Ceres High edged Pacheco 5-4 on Sept. 17.
"I can't complain at all," said Jack Jacques, first-year head coach of the Bulldogs. "I'm getting a better effort out of the girls now. Everybody is stepping up and playing well."
Janet Jimenez and Jolyce Vega defeated Aimee Wheeler and Leilani Cano 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.
Bryanna Lopez and Stephanie Garcia defeated Ruth Rameriz and Kayla Ayala 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles play.
Dominique Koeurn and Jalani Blankenship defeated Mariah Moreno and Maria Martinez 6-1, 5-7, 10-2 in No. 3 doubles play.
Marifer Ochoa defeated Jackie Carranzo 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.
Ochoa has won all nine of her matches this year.
"She's still undefeated," Jacques said.
Gabriella Blandino defeated Bianey Gaxiola 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play. Blandino notched her second victory on the year.
Justine Vega defeated Vanessa Salazar 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 in No. 5 singles play. Vega filled in for Jasmine Esparza, who missed the match to catch up on her school work.
Angelica Slater lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to Irian Islas in No. 2 singles play.
Bianca DeAnda lost 7-5, 6-3 to Kristen Palmer in No. 3 singles play.
Juliana Rosas lost 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) to Perla Jimenez in No. 6 singles play.
"Our girls showed a little more grit and determination during the big points," Jacques said. "That's something we've talked about at practice."
Ceres High competed against visiting Patterson on Tuesday and will travel to Los Banos on Thursday. The Bulldogs lost 8-1 to both teams earlier this season.
"I'm hoping it will be more competitive," Jacques said.