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Dawgs, Hawks beaten
2021 CHS girls netters
Ceres High’s girls tennis team staged its final home match of the 2021 season last week. Bulldog seniors Melissa Villegas, Victoria Ochoa, Kensy Gallardo, Lilia Barragan, Valerie Raya and Gurmannet Bahia were recognized before competing against Los Banos on Thursday.

The Central Valley girls tennis team’s starting lineup has changed constantly during the course of the 2021 Central California Conference season due to various reasons.

“It’s been tough this year getting girls to our matches because of injuries, sickness and different things,” head coach Mike Rodriguez said. “We have girls playing in different spots every match.”

Central Valley lost 7-2 at Livingston on Thursday.

The Hawks lost 5-4 to the Wolves during the first meeting.

Central Valley competed shorthanded versus Livingston last week.

“My No. 1 singles player (Jessica Saini) was out with a knee injury,” Rodriguez. “My No. 3 (Malina Keomuangchanh) has a shoulder injury. She tried to play through it. My No. 4 (Angie Medrano) was out for soccer. My No. 5 (Lesly Rivas) was out sick.”

Lliria Liria and Liz Cazarez won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.

Leslie Bobadilla won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.

Harman Kaur lost 6-1, 7-5 at No. 1 singles.

Keomuangchanh lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.

Alika Victorino lost 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

Navreet Pattar lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.

Samantha Perez lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 singles.

Rinah Dulay and Kaitlyn Teng lost 7-5, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.

Alondra Robles and Marlene Jacquez lost 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Central Valley fell 9-0 to Atwater on Oct. 12 in Ceres.

“We didn’t play too bad,” Rodriguez said. “We lost four of the nine matches in three sets.”

Kaur lost 6-0, 4-6, 7-3 at No. 1 singles.

Medrano lost 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Victorino lost 6-1, 0-6, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Pattar lost 6-0, 6-1 in at No. 4 singles.

Perez lost 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5 singles.

Bobadilla lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.

Dulay and Jacquez lost 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.

Cazarez and Taleia Lopez lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Liria and Liana Guzman lost 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 at No. 3 doubles.

Saini, Keomuangchanh and Rivas did not play against Atwater.

The Hawks (1-12) remained in a tie for last place in the CCC standings with El Capitan.

“It’s been a challenging year,” Rodriguez said. “It’s good experience for girls that are coming back next year.”

Bulldogs lose twice

Ceres High’s new-look girls tennis team sustained a pair of losses against Western Athletic Conference competition this past week.

“Effort has been good,” head coach Brandon Moring said. 

The 1-11 Bulldogs dropped into a tie for eighth place in the WAC standings with Pacheco.

Ceres High returned just six players from last season’s team.

“We haven’t had the results we are looking for this year,” Moring said. “But the team is learning and continues to improve.”

Ceres High lost 9-0 to visiting Los Banos on Thursday.

Upperclassmen Gurmannet Bahia, Valerie Raya, Victoria Ochoa, Melissa Villegas, Kensy Gallardo and Lilia Barragan competed at home for the final time.

“We held Senior Night against Los Banos,” Moring said. “I was happy with the girls involvement and participation in that event.”

Bahia lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.

Raya lost 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Ochoa lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

Villegas lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.

Gallardo and Barragan lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Gurleen Kaur lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.

Jelanie Esguerra lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 singles.

Alexa Sandoval and Isabella Gutierrez lost 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.

Yasmin Pinedo and Jasmeenjot Kaur lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Shorthanded Ceres High lost 8-1 to Pacheco on Oct. 12.

The Panthers avenged a 7-2 loss.

“We had a few girls miss the match,” Moring said. “That really affected the team result.”

Pinedo and Jasmeenjot Kaur won 7-5, 7-5 at No. 3 doubles.

Gallardo and Gutierrez lost 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.

Camila Orellana and Zainab Nazir lost 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.

Gurmannet Bahia lost 2-6, 6-0, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles.

Raya lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.

Ochoa lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

Gurleen Kaur lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.

Esguerra lost 6-4, 7-5 at No. 5 singles.

Sandoval lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.

Ceres High will close out the WAC regular season against Mountain House and Grace Davis week.