Ceres High's varsity girls tennis team snapped a two-match losing streak last week.
The Bulldogs grinded out a 5-4 victory over visiting Patterson in Western Athletic Conference play on Thursday.
"We lost 7-2 at their place," Ceres High head coach Jack Lackey said. "We showed some improvement. I knew if we played well, we'd have a chance. It was a good match."
The Bulldogs won four of six singles and one of three doubles matches against the Tigers.
Tied at 4-4, Sarah Cuevas and Morgan Bejaran defeated Maya Turner and Mercedes Perez 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play to secure the team win.
"It was a pleasant surprise," Lackey said. "They just kept the ball in play a little longer than the other team."
Andria Esho defeated Catarina Borges 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 singles play.
Vivian Moreno defeated Ryann Basulto 6-2, 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.
Bella Rosas defeated Marissa Tellas 6-4, 6-3 in No. 5 singles play.
Shania Evans defeated Breanna Hernandez 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.
Dominique Koeurn lost 6-2, 6-1 to Eze Ogbuli in No. 2 singles play.
Azia Brewster lost 6-3, 6-2 to Kitzia Gonzalez in No. 3 singles play.
Camille Vega and Harmen Bahia lost 7-6, 6-2 to Manpreet Kaur and Veronica Martinez in No. 2 doubles play.
Ariel Coria and Kayla Sierras lost 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Erika Reynosa and Yasmine Zahra in No. 3 doubles play.
Tigers 8, Bulldogs 1
Ceres High lost 8-1 at defending WAC-champion Los Banos on Sept. 20.
Evans prevented the shutout by beating Brooklyn Garcia 6-4, 7-5 in No. 6 singles play.
The Bulldogs moved to 3-4 in the WAC standings.
"I'm happy they're progressing," Lackey said while talking about his team's recent performance. "We got to keep working."