Central Valley’s girls tennis team competed four times during the first two weeks of the season, which was supposed to get underway this past fall before being moved to the spring.
High school athletics had been put on hold since mid-March of last year when the statewide shutdown began in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s nice to be out there again. You forget about everything else that’s going on. It almost seems normal.”Coach Mike Rodriguez
“It’s nice to be out there again,” Hawks’ coach Mike Rodriguez said. “You forget about everything else that’s going on. It almost seems normal.”
Visiting Central Valley improved to 3-1 overall with a 6-3 win over Western Athletic Conference North Division member Patterson on Thursday.
The Hawks won five of six singles and one of three doubles matches versus the Tigers.
“It was a solid effort,” Rodriguez said.
Bandna Bhatti defeated Zianna Garcia 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.
Virginia Moore defeated Caroline Herrera 6-3, 6-3 in No. 2 singles play.
Sabina Dhillon defeated Yasmine Lewis 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles play.
Edith Amaya defeated Jasmine Lewis 7-5, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.
Manmeet Kaur defeated Virdiana Murillo 6-1, 6-4 in No. 6 singles play.
Jessica Saini lost 6-3, 6-2 to Naudya Figueroa in No. 5 singles play.
Alika Victorino and Eliza Quetzel defeated Hannah Carter and Kaelyn Tongson 6-4, 4-6, 10-3 in No. 1 doubles play.
Harman Kaur and Navreet Pattar lost 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 to Evelyn Mata and Viviana Leon in No. 2 doubles play.
Lesly Rivas and Samantha Perez Mendez lost 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 doubles play.
Central Valley evened its record at 1-1 in the WAC South Division standings with a 9-0 victory against Johansen on Wednesday in Modesto.
The Hawks swept all six singles and three doubles matches.
“We did what we were supposed to do,” Rodriguez said. “We got the win.”
Bandna defeated McKenna Taylor 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 singles play.
Moore defeated Kirsteen Cabral 6-1, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.
Dhillon defeated Anais Gonzalez 7-5, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.
Amaya defeated Sitali Perucho 6-1, 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.
Saini defeated Samantha Ross 6-1, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.
Manmeet Kaur defeated Kylie Thiessen 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.
Victorino and Quetzel defeated Candy Gutierrez and Jazzlyn Galicinao 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.
Harman Kaur and Leslie Camacena Morales won by forfeit at No. 2 doubles.
Rivas and Pattar won by forfeit at No. 3 doubles.
Central Valley dropped its WAC South opener, 7-2, to host Los Banos on Feb. 22.
“That’s the top team in our conference,” Rodriguez said.
The contest was closer than the final score indicated as the Hawks lost four matches in three sets.
“It’s a missed opportunity,” Rodriguez said.
Amaya and Manmeet Kaur accounted for Central Valley’s two wins.
Amaya defeated Petrina Gilardi 6-4, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.
Kaur defeated Mia Cruz 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.
Bhatti lost 7-5, 6-2 to Kierstyn Cotta in No. 1 singles play.
Moore lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to Khloe Cotta in No. 2 singles play.
Dhillon lost 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to Erin Vierra in No. 3 singles play.
Saini lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to Laila Medina in No. 5 singles play.
Harman Kaur and Malina Keomuangchanh lost 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 to Brissa Flores and Vicki Paolini in No. 1 doubles play.
Victorino and Quetzel lost 7-6, 2-6, 10-3 to Sahar Ayubzai and Bianca Cruz in No. 2 doubles play.
Pattar and Rivas lost 7-6 (7-4) to Ava Machado and Bailey Sylva in No. 3 doubles play.
Central Valley opened the season with an 8-1 win over Beyer on Feb. 18 in Modesto.
The Hawks won four of six singles and all three doubles matches.
Bandna defeated Cynthia Madrigal 6-3, 6-4 in No. 1 singles play.
Amaya defeated Gracie Maldonado Roberts 6-3, 6-2 in No. 3 singles play.
Saini defeated Jordan Hodges 6-2, 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.
Manmeet Kaur defeated Angela Wong 6-2, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.
Harman Kaur defeated Sarah Alwakeel 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.
Victorino and Quetzel defeated Patricia Trevillyan and Peja Kinsey 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.
Pattar and Rivas defeated Caroline Roseman and Leah Kinsey 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles play.
Camacena Morales and Perez Mendez, Central Valley’s No. 3 doubles team, prevailed by forfeit.
Dhillon lost 6-3, 6-4 to Rayana Arellano in No. 2 singles play.