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Hawks, Dawgs beat conference opponents
• Central Valley, Ceres High collect victories
Morgan Bejaran
Ceres High’s Morgan Bejaran defeated Lathrop’s Kim Bareng 6-2, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley’s varsity girls tennis team won by shutout while competing in the Central California Conference for the first time last week.

The Hawks moved from the Western Athletic Conference to the CCC as part of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s league realignment plan.

“It was fun playing someone different,” head coach Mike Rodriguez said. 

Central Valley defeated Buhach Colony, 9-0, on Thursday in Atwater.

The Hawks improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the CCC standings.

“We had a good practice the day before,” Rodriguez said. “The girls tried to implement what we worked on during the match.”

Lupe Becerra defeated Savun Emanivong 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 in No. 1 singles play.

Gianna Arce defeated Kaia Newsam 6-3, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.

Suinana Dhillon defeated Ariel Acevedo 6-3, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play

Mixtly Vega defeated Sarah Barragan 6-3, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play

Elisabeth Vega defeated Vanessa Hicks 6-0, 6-1  in No. 5 singles play

Bandha Bhatti defeated Kylie Richards 4-6, 6-1, 8-9 (injury default) in No. 6 singles play

Daniela Yepez and Virginia Moore defeated Vivianna Valencia and Priscilla Bridges 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.

Christina Hermenegildo and Lizbeth Martinez defeated Stephanie Ramos and Kassanra Sarmiento 6-3, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles play

Sabina Dhillon and Priscilla Sanchez defeated Caroline Lau and Julia Jones 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 doubles play.

“There was a feeling out process at the beginning of the match. Once we settled in, we dominated.”
Head coach Mike Rodriguez

“There was a feeling out process at the beginning of the match,” Rodriguez said. “Once we settled in, we dominated.”

Bulldogs 9, Spartans 0

Ceres High’s varsity girls tennis team opened the Western Athletic Conference season with a 9-0 victory against visiting Lathrop last Wednesday.

The match was supposed to be staged in Manteca but was moved to Ceres due to a scheduling snafu.

“We drove all the way there and had to come back,” Ceres High head coach Brandon Moring said. “They double-booked the courts. It was an inconvenience for everyone.”

Ceres High swept all six singles and three doubles matches while shutting out Lathrop.

Shania Evans defeated Darlene Hoang 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 singles play.

Vivian Moreno defeated Bernice Vilches 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Camille Vega defeated Tammy Pham 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Tania Garfias defeated Harman Garcha 6-0, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.

Morgan Bejaran defeated Kim Bareng 6-2, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play.

Gurmanjit Bahia defeated Elizah Timbreza 6-0, 6-1 in No. 6 singles play.

Jillian Jimenez and Christel Ontiveros defeated Jocelyn Lat and Amanda Fernandez in No. 1 doubles play.

Jasmine Bahia and Monica Esparza defeated Harleen Bal and Shania Levya 6-0, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

Elena Ochoa and Daniela Nunez defeated Arianna Vega and Makayla Ruiz 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 doubles play.

“The girls ended up playing really well,” Moring said. “They took care of business.”