Ceres High’s varsity girls tennis team won twice last week to remain in the hunt for the Western Athletic Conference title.
The second-place Bulldogs remained one game behind unbeaten Mountain House in the WAC standings after shutting out host Johansen 9-0 on Wednesday in Modesto.
Ceres High improved to 9-1 in league.
“It doesn’t matter who we play. The mentality is the same. Every match is important.”Coach Brandon Moring
“It doesn’t matter who we play,” head coach Brandon Moring said. “The mentality is the same. Every match is important.”
The Bulldogs swept all six singles and three doubles matches against the Vikings.
Vivian Moreno beat Iyanna Johns 6-3, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.
Shania Evans beat Oceana Silveira 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.
Camille Vega beat McKenna Taylor 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play.
Tania Garfias beat Ashley Cabral 6-2, 6-4 in No. 4 singles play.
Gurmen Bahia beat Esli Ibanez 6-3, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.
Morgan Bejaran beat Morgan Boyd 6-2, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.
Jillian Jimenez and Christel Ontiveros beat Alondra Jaquez and Evelyn Tamayo 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.
Jasmine Bahia and Monica Esparza beat Madisyn Leavitt and Ariana Tapia 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.
Elena Ochoa and Gurmannet Bahia beat Keila Aguayo and Anais Gonzalez 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.
Ceres High defeated Beyer 8-1 on Oct. 1 in Modesto.
The Bulldogs won all three doubles and five of six singles matches versus the Patriots.
Jimenez and Ontiveros beat Bella Madero and Hailey Salha 6-2, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles play.
Esparaza and Jasmine Bahia beat Trinity Chukes and Vanessa Rivera 7-6, (7-5), 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.
Ochoa and Gurmannet Bahia beat Jan Thomason and Nadein Abusaud 6-1, 6-4 in No. 3 doubles play.
Evans beat Cynthia Madrigal 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 singles play.
Vega beat Sarah Diryawush 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.
Garfias beat Alexis Luna 6-2, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.
Gurmen Bahia beat Tabby Brown 1-6, 6-1, 10-6 in No. 5 singles play.
Bejaran beat Amanda Wyrick 6-3, 6-1 in No. 6 singles play.
Moreno lost 6-4, 6-0 to Gianna Miller in No. 1 singles play.
Ceres High topped Johansen and Beyer by a combined score of 17-1.
“I’m happy with the results,” Moring said. “The girls are doing what they’re supposed to do. They’re working hard. They’re getting better. They’ve bought into the team concept. That’s satisfying.”
Moreno competed at No. 1 singles for the first time last week.
Vivian and Shania swapped spots following a challenge match.
Moreno and Evans have beaten each other once this season.
“There’s no difference if you play No. 1 singles or No. 3 doubles,” Moring said. “You need five points to win. Every girl is a valuable part of this team.”
Ceres High must beat Los Banos today to keep its WAC championship hopes alive.
The Bulldogs won the first meeting, 7-2.
“It’s going to be a tough match,” Moring said. “Their coach prepares her team well. We’ll give maximum effort.”