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Dawgs sweep honors in WAC tennis
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Ceres High School's varsity boys tennis team successfully defended its Western Athletic Conference title.

Thirteen Bulldog players received all-league recognition for their dominance, including Julio Ochoa, Alick Liang, Gurman Bains, Chase Harden, Rene Cortes, Jose Ortega, Trevor Brazil, Tim Lakomy, Shane Kumar, Manny Jimenez, Heath Adrian, Dennis Phommalinh and Jordan Mey.

"We were better this year because of our depth," Ceres High head coach Bryan Harden said. "Our depth made a huge difference."

Ochoa, a sophomore, was named Most Valuable Player.
He shared the award with Patterson's Sterling Ramirez last year.

Julio posted a perfect 10-0 record during the WAC regular season.

Liang (Jr.), Bains (Sr.) and Harden (So.) earned first-team, all-conference accolades.

Liang compiled an 11-0 record while competing at No. 2 singles.

Bains finished 10-1 at No. 3 singles.

Harden won all 11 of his matches at No. 4 singles.

Cortes (So.), Ortega (So.), Brazil (Sr.), Lakomy (Jr.), Kumar (Jr.), Jimenez (So.), Adrian (Jr.) and Phommalinh (So.) were selected to the WAC Second Team.

Cortes swept all 10 of his opponents at No. 5 singles.
Ortega (9-0) was unbeaten at No. 6 singles.

Brazil and Lakomy had a near-perfect 9-1 record at No. 1 doubles.

Kumar and Jimenez went undefeated (11-0) at No. 2 doubles.

Adrian and No. 3 doubles partner Phommalinh (10-0) didn't lose the entire season.

Mey, a reserve singles player, was an honorable-mention pick. Jordan compiled a 6-0 record.

Ceres High won all 12 of its conference matches.

"We had a strong team," coach Harden said. "We didn't get a lot of competition in league."