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CV girls tennis team exacts revenge
Hawks avenge loss to Panthers with 9-0 victory
Lupe Becerra helped Central Valleys varsity girls tennis team earn its third victory of the season this past week. The Hawks shut out the Pacheco Panthers 9-0 on Sept. 27. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls tennis team lost 5-4 to Pacheco on Sept. 8 in Ceres.

The Hawks earned a measure of revenge with a 9-0 win over the Panthers on Sept. 27 in Los Banos.

"That's a huge a turnaround," Central Valley head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "That surprised me a little bit. The difference this time was our girls had more match experience. We're getting better. It shows in the scores."

The Hawks swept all six singles and three doubles matches during their rematch with the Panthers.

Claudia Martinez defeated Aimee Wheeler 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Lupe Becerra defeated Mariah Moreno 6-0, 6-1 in No. 2 singles play.

Adriana Escobedo defeated Frances Jacobo 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Sue Dhillon defeated Esmeralda Ramirez 6-1, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.

Gianna Arce defeated Selena Salinas 6-4, 6-3 in No. 5 singles play.

Mixtly Vega defeated Chelsea Cano 6-3, 5-7, 10-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Daniela Yepez and Yesinia Bernal-Lareos defeated Marilyn Sanchez and Janette Salinas 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.

Jocelyn Rodriguez and Nayeli Castellanos defeated Carmen Hernandez and Daniela Mendoza 2-6, 6-1, 3-1 in No. 2 doubles play. Pacheco retired due to illness.

Elisabeth Valdez and Priscilla Sanchez defeated Allyson Magana and Vanessa Gonzalez 6-2, 6-0 in No. 3 doubles play.

Central Valley lost 7-2 to second-place Patterson on Thursday in Ceres.

"We need to play more aggressive against better teams," Rodriguez said.

The Hawks won one of three doubles and one of six singles matches against the Tigers.

Yepez and Bernal-Lareos defeated Maya Turner and Tiffany Do 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.

Martinez defeated Catarina Borges 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in No. 1 singles play.

The Hawks moved to 3-6 in the WAC standings.

Central Valley has been edged out 5-4 twice this season. "They're getting more comfortable out there," Rodriguez said. "I'm just trying to keep them positive. We have the same mindset for every match. We want to play hard and improve."