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Hawks doubles tandem second-best
Becerra, Valdez win two matches
Vivian Moreno (pictured) and Shania Evans won one of two matches while finishing in the top eight at the Western Athletic Conference Doubles Championships last week. - photo by Courier file photo

Members of Central Valley's and Ceres High's varsity girls tennis programs enjoyed successful runs at the Western Athletic Conference Doubles Championships on Thursday in Los Banos.

Central Valley's top-seeded tandem of Guadalupe Becerra and Adriana Valdez finished in second place.

Becerra and Valdez lost 7-5, 6-2 to Los Banos' Kierstyn Cotta and Kiara Azevedo in the finals.

Cotta and Azevedo were seeded third.

Becerra and Valdez defeated Patterson's Breanna Hernandez and Marisol Jimenez 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) in the semifinals and Livingston's Gabriela Ramirez and Analucia Fuentes 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

Guadalupe and Adriana received a first-round bye.

Central Valley's Gianna Arce and Daniela Yepez won two of three matches while placing in the top four.

Arce and Yepez lost 7-5, 7-5 to Cotta and Azevedo in the semifinals.

Arce and Yepez defeated Patterson's Ezie Ogbuli and Marissa Tellas 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals and Los Banos' Chloe Emerson and Zoe Seabock 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round.

Ogbuli and Tellas were seeded second.

Ceres High's Vivian Moreno and Shania Evans compiled a 1-1 record en route to a top-eight finish.

Moreno and Evans lost 6-3, 6-3 to Hernandez and Jimenez in the quarterfinals.

Vivian and Shania shut out Los Banos' Bridget Lopez and Corie Falaschi 6-0 6-0 in the first round.

Ceres High's Harmen Bahia and Camille Vega lost 6-1, 6-2 to Cotta and Azevedo.