Ceres High’s varsity girls tennis team posted back-to-back wins this past week after dropping a pair of matches.
The Bulldogs improved to 6-2 in the Western Athletic Conference standings after cruising to a 7-2 versus the host Lathrop Spartans on Oct. 2.
Ceres High dominated all three doubles matches.
Mercedez Wood and Monica Esparza Diaz beat Amanda Fernandez and Shania Leyva 6-0, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.
Pamelina Lo and Dilpreet Sidhu beat Holly Rivera and Ruby Chavez 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles play.
Roxanna Bonilla and Jennifer Orellana beat Maria Chavez and Vanessa Laoeng 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 doubles play.
The Bulldogs won four of the contest’s six singles matches.
Jillian Jimenez beat Bernice Anne Vilches 6-4, 7-5 in No. 2 singles play.
Gurmannet Bahia beat Tammy Pham 6-2, 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.
Mahnoor Kahloon beat Kimberly Bareng 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play.
Evelin Guardado Barron beat Jocelyn Lat 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, in No. 6 singles play.
Ceres High snapped a two-match losing streak with an 8-1 win over visiting Grace Davis on Sept. 30.
The Bulldogs will play host to the Johansen Vikings today at 3:30 p.m.
Split for Hawks
Central Valley’s varsity girls tennis team handled Livingston and got edged out by Atwater in Central California Conference play last week.
“It feels good to finally get another win,” coach Mike Rodriguez said. “It helps the girls’ confidence a little bit.”
Central Valley beat Livingston for the second time this season.
The visiting Hawks snapped a six-match losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the winless Wolves on Thursday.
“We didn’t take them lightly because of the way the year has been going. We’ve played a lot of close matches.”Coach Mike Rodriguez
“We didn’t take them lightly because of the way the year has been going,” Rodriguez said. “We’ve played a lot of close matches.”
Sixth-place Central Valley improved to 2-9 in the CCC standings.
“It’s been a while since we’ve had a record like this,” Rodriguez said. “When you lose nine girls to graduation, it’s pretty tough. I had to go back to the basics with them because they’re so young. I’m trying to get them to be more consistent and aggressive.”
Central Valley swept all six singles and won one of three doubles matches against Livingston.
Bandna Bhatti defeated Ariana Walker 6-3, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.
Virginia Moore defeated April Rosales 6-4, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.
Christina Hermenegildo defeated Emily Molina by injury default in No. 3 singles play.
She won the first set, 6-3.
Sadie Porras defeated Jenny Garcia 6-2, 7-5 in No. 4 singles play.
Cassandra Leon defeated Monica Maldonado 6-2, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.
Sabina Dhillon defeated Stefanie Ramos 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.
Harman Kaur and Manmeet Kaur defeated Angela Perez and Karina Verduzco 6-1, 4-6, 10-5 in No. 3 doubles play.
Edith Amaya and Jessica Saini lost 6-4, 6-4 to Cynthia Garcia and Natalie Briones in No. 1 doubles play.
Natalia Rubio and Alicia Sanchez lost 6-3, 7-6 to Maria Robles and Jennifer Lozano in No. 2 doubles play.
Central Valley lost by the narrowest of margins, 5-4, to Atwater on Oct. 1 in Ceres.
“We have a young team,” Rodriguez said. “A lot of the girls are sophomores and juniors. We have to learn how to win.”
Central Valley won three of six singles and one of three doubles matches versus Atwater.
“Most of the matches were close,” Rodriguez said.
Moore defeated Stefanie Anguiano 6-1, 7-5 in No. 2 singles play.
Hermenegildo defeated Teresa Cavallero 7-5, 6-2 in No. 3 singles play.
Leon defeated Iysis Villafan 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in No. 5 singles play.
Bhatti lost 6-4, 7-5 to Jaqueline Molina-Berber in No. 1 singles play.
Porras lost 6-0, 6-2 to Miranda Hernandez in No. 4 singles play.
Dhillon lost 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4 to Daniela Sanchez in No. 6 singles play.
Harman Kaur and Malina Keomuangchanh defeated Yusdivia Rojo and Cecilia Venegas 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.
Amaya and Saini lost 6-4, 6-2 to Megan Brock and Mayra Alvarez in No. 1 doubles play.
Rubio and Manmeet Kaur lost 6-1, 6-4 to Vinea Magallanes and Erika Silva in No. 2 doubles play.
Central Valley will play host to Merced tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.