Central Valley senior Amelia Daoheung evened her head-to-head record to 1-1 versus Ceres High sophomore Alysabeth Marquez in Western Athletic Conference varsity girls golf last week.
Daoheung, Most Valuable Player of the Central California Conference in 2019-20, shot a 34 during the rematch, on March 16 at St. Stanislaus.
Marquez fired a 39.
“It was a nice day to play golf,” Daoheung said. “It was an advantage not having to deal with the wind.”
“I’m satisfied with how I did,” she added. “I stayed under 40 and closer to par. “I still haven’t performed my best this season. Once I focus on what I need to do, and not stress about scores, it makes me feel more confident in what I can do.”
Marquez outshot Daoheung, 39-40, in 25-plus-mile-per-hour winds during the first meeting.
“We have similar backgrounds,” Daoheung said. “We have the same coaches from First Tee.”
Ceres High defeated Central Valley for the second time this season.
The Hawks didn’t have enough players to post a team score against the Bulldogs.
Central Valley had just four players in uniform.
Lucia Bernal, Kaylee Almanza and Nayeli Cruz shot 51, 52 and 53, respectively, for the Hawks.
Ceres High’s Isabella Turner, Bethanie Thornberry and Jazmyne Arendt finished with rounds of 43, 55 and 58.
“I’m a little disappointed we couldn’t post a team score,” Daoheung said. “We could have won if we did. Everyone is trying their best under the circumstances.”
Central Valley’s girls tennis team improved its all-time record against crosstown-rival Ceres High to 12-16 on March 17.
The Hawks topped the host Bulldogs 9-0 for the second time this season.
Central Valley has won 12 of its last 13 matches versus Ceres High dating back to the 2013 season. The Hawks dropped the first 15 head-to-head matchups.
“We just have a lot more experience than them right now,” Hawks’ head coach Mike Rodriguez said. “All the times they were beating us, I would say one day it would flip because programs go through cycles. It’s just nice to get the wins.”
Second-place Central Valley improved to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the WAC South standings.
“Pretty solid season so far,” Rodriguez said. “With the experience we got, I knew if we played like we were capable of, we would finish in first or second. We have a pretty good group.”
Bandna Bhatti, Virginia Moore, Sabina Dhillon, Edith Amaya, Jessica Saini, Manmeet Kaur, Harman Kaur, Malina Keomuanchang, Alika Victorino, Eliza Quetzel, Leslie Rivas and Navreet Pattar contributed to the Hawks’ team point total during the crosstown rematch.
Bhatti defeated Jasmine Bahia 6-2 6-2 in No. 1 singles play.
Moore defeated Victoria Rodriguez 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.
Dhillon defeated Valerie Raya 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.
Amaya defeated Kimberly Rodrigues 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.
Saini defeated Melissa Villegas 6-0, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.
Manmeet Kaur prevailed 6-2, 6-3 in No. 6 singles play.
Keomuanchang and Harman Kaur prevailed 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.
Victorino and Quetzel prevailed 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles play.
Rivas and Pattar, Central Valley’s No. 3 doubles team, won by forfeit.
Ceres High School competed against crosstown-rival Central Valley last week.
The Bulldogs swept the Hawks on March 16 at CHS.
Ceres High’s girls team earned a 94-24 victory.
The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in the WAC South standings
The Hawks dropped to 0-3.
Ceres High’s Allison McAdams placed first in the 200 IM (2:44.75) and 50 breast (38.93).
Katie Hensley placed first in the 100 free (1:08.21) and 50 back (37.64).
Andrea Contreras placed first in the 50 fly (39.18).
Ally Feld placed first in the 50 breast (38.77) and second in the 200 IM (2:50.47).
Jazzmin Suarez placed first in the 50 free (31.75) and third in the 50 fly (41.90).
Reagan Hensley placed second in the 50 back (43.34) and third in the 200 IM (3:11.88).
Haille Degg placed third in the 50 breast (46.19).
Emily Bringazi placed third in the 50 back (45.87) and fourth in the 100 free (1:28.30).
Denise Hinojosa placed fourth in the 50 free (37.83).
Jewell Stahl placed fourth in the 50 fly (42.65).
Liset Raygoza Renteria placed fifth in the 50 free (40.87) and 100 free (1:41.68).
The Bulldogs’ 200 medley relay team of Reagan Hensley, Ally Feld, Jazzmin Suarez and Allison McAdams placed first (2:28).
The Bulldogs’ 200 medley relay team of Katie Hensley, Haille Degg, Andrea Contreras and Jewell Stahl placed second (2:38.12).
The Bulldogs’ 200 free relay team of Katie Hensley, Reagan Hensley, Hinojosa and Feld placed first (2:14.45.)
The Bulldogs’ 200 free relay team of McAdams, Degg, Raygoza Renteria and Suarez placed second.
Central Valley’s Jennifer Mejia Gonzalez placed fourth in the 50 free (32.44) and 100 free (1:15).
Leslie Bobadilla placed fourth in the 50 fly (40.16).
Savannah Gomez placed fourth in the 50 back (1:13.13) and sixth in the 50 free (56.60).
Monika Castillo placed fourth in the 50 breast (46.39).
Noemi Delahoya placed fifth in the 50 free (34.00) and 100 free (1:14.85).
Ceres High’s boys team bested Central Valley, 54-6.
The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 in the WAC.
The Hawks dropped to 0-3.
Ceres High’s Ryan Baranski placed first in the 50 free (24.97) and 100 free (57.52).
Jeremy Kier placed first in the 50 breast (37.88) and second in the 100 free (59.08).
Cruz Fee placed first in the 50 fly (31.03 and fourth in the 50 free (29.85).
Nick Campbell placed second in the 50 free (25.89) and 50 breast (37.94).
The Bulldogs’ 200 free relay team of Campbell, Fee, Kier and Baranski placed first (1:49.62).
Central Valley’s Justin Alvarez placed fourth in the 50 free (27.09) and 50 breast (40.03).
Central Valley’s boys golf team opened the Western Athletic Conference season with a 217-260 win over Los Banos on March 16 at St. Stanislaus.
“It felt good to start the year off with a win,” head coach Scott Edwards said. “Some of the younger players were excited.”
The Hawks had their 2020 season cut short last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It happened so fast,” Central Valley junior standout Matteo Bonales said. “It was pretty crazy. The most disappointing part was not being with the team. I missed that.”
Bonales dominated the field last week by firing a 1-over-par 28.
He had eight pars and one bogey.
“I definitely could have done better,” Bonales said.
Central Valley’s Dylan Jacobson, Dillon Brush, Armando Guajardo and Brandyn Matusich shot 43, 46, 47 and 53, respectively.
Ridge Cook led the Tigers with a 45.
Samuel Ferriera, Seth Ferriera, Jacob Reyna and Julien Honeywell shot 50, 53, 54 and 58, respectively.
Los Banos competed with a revamped lineup.
“They were missing two of their best golfers,” Edwards said.