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Ceres High varsity boys tennis coach Brian de la Porte treated all 14 of his players to ice cream at Fosters Freeze following Thursday's monumental victory.

"It was a little celebration," he said.

The Bulldogs defeated visiting Weston Ranch 5-0 in a must-win Valley Oak League regular season finale match. Ceres High claimed a share of the conference crown, its first team title since 1992.

"It's a really good accomplishment for the four seniors (Luis Ochoa, Wilson Liang, Harman Bains and Raul Massie)," de la Porte said. "They've had good careers."

"We've been waiting four years for that," said Ochoa, the 2009 VOL singles champion. "It's really nice to make history because it's been so long. Hopefully when my brother gets here, their team can do really good too."

The co-champion Bulldogs and Manteca Buffaloes enter the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Championships with 13-1 marks. A coin flip will determine which team hosts a first-round match.

Ceres High won all seven of its matches during the second half of the VOL season.

The Bulldogs swept Oakdale, East Union and Weston Ranch by identical 5-0 scores.

Ceres High collected 4-1 wins against Manteca, Sierra and Central Valley

The Bulldogs beat Sonora by forfeit. The Wildcats won the match 3-2 but the result was overturned due to a rules violation.

"Outside of Sonora, we've been steam rolling teams," de la Porte said. "That's pretty impressive."

Ceres High disposed of Weston Ranch in a little over an hour last week.

Ochoa and his teammates expected a tougher match.

"I was pretty nervous for the team," he said. "I knew if they played their best, we'd do really good."

Ochoa defeated Satinder Singh 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Liang defeated Serbinder Singh 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Harman Bains defeated Itsui Yamayoshi 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

Massie and Gurman Bains defeated Chris Legaspi and Jovincent Legaspi 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.

Nick Serratos and Manuel Cerrillo defeated Mike Tonglapad and Kevin Yamayoshi 6-1, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles play.

Ceres High has posted a 45-11 record in VOL play and qualified for the playoffs three times since de la Porte took over as head coach in 2007.

The Bulldogs enjoyed a banner year in 2010.

Ceres High won a league title and finally beat Manteca.

The Bulldogs finished runner-up to the Buffaloes in 2007 and 2008.

"That's got to be the best four-year run in Ceres High history," Brian said.

Added Ochoa: "It's huge for the seniors on the team. This is our last year and we finally did it. That's exciting."