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Livingston hands CHS its first loss
CV collects another victory over Pacheco
Ceres Highs Christian Pimentel beat Livingstons Angel Ramirez 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play at home last week. The Bulldogs will battle the crosstown-rival Hawks this Thursday at Central Valley. Ceres High won the first meeting, 5-4. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's varsity boys tennis team is longer undefeated.

The Bulldogs lost 6-3 to the Wolves of Livingston on Thursday in Ceres.

Ceres High won the first meeting, 5-4, on March 7.

"We didn't expect to walk through Livingston," Bulldogs head coach Brandon Moring said. "They have a good team. It was close last time. We just didn't play well. We had a bad day. We need some practice time. We got a lot of stuff to work on."

First-place Ceres High dropped to 7-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

Second-place Livingston improved to 6-1 in the league standings.

"The league is really competitive," Moring said. "We just got to keep getting better."

Ceres High dropped three of six singles and all three doubles matches to Livingston.

Nolan McCaig, Christian Pimentel and Jorge Campos accounted for the Bulldogs' three singles victories.

McCaig defeated Isaias Cortes 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Pimentel defeated Angel Ramirez 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.

Campos defeated Sam Redmon 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 in No. 5 singles play.

Hawks shut out Panthers
Central Valley's varsity boys tennis team shut out Pacheco 9-0 in WAC play last Thursday in Los Banos.

The Hawks didn't underestimate the winless Panthers.

"I tried to keep them focused," head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "Sometimes, there's a tendency to let down."

Fourth-place Central Valley improved to 3-4 in the WAC.

Last-place Pacheco dropped to 0-7 in the conference standings.

The Hawks swept all six singles and three doubles matches en route to blanking the Panthers 9-0 for the second time this season.

"We knew if we played like we're capable of playing we'd have a good chance at winning," Rodriguez said. "We got a lot more experience."

Ruben Morales defeated Michael Farias 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Henry Garcia defeated Luis Garcia 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Juan Zaragoza defeated Michael Ayala 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

Roman Ortiz defeated Oscar Amador 6-2, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.

Rogelio Perez defeated Israel Romero 6-0, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.

Max Sanchez defeated Raul Amador 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Jesus Cuevas and Ralph Afortunado won by forfeit at No. 1 doubles.

Adrian Gomez and Ivan Jimenez won by forfeit at No. 2 doubles.

Samson Gonzalez and Alonzo Bustos won by forfeit at No. 3 doubles.

Central Valley will play host to Ceres High this 3 p.m. The Bulldogs edged the Hawks 5-4 earlier this season.