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Major accomplishment in tennis
Ceres High School's varsity boys tennis team turned in a surprising performance while participating in the California Classic this past week in the Fresno area.

The Bulldogs placed first with a perfect 5-0 record in the Division-6 bracket.

Ceres High was awarded a championship banner that will be displayed at its home facility.

"It's the largest high-school tennis tournament in the country," Bulldogs head coach Bryan Harden said. "There were over 120 teams. The whole point of going down there was to get better. We played out of our minds."

Ceres High defeated Urban of San Francisco in the finals.

The Bulldogs also collected wins against Sanger, Skyline, Bakersfield and Buchanan.

Julio Ochoa, Gurman Bains, Alick Liang, Chase Harden, Victor Pimentel, Esteban de la Torre, Sergio Zepeda, David Cisneros and Tom Roth all contributed.

"The kids had fun," coach Harden said.

CHS 9, Pacheco 0

The Bulldogs won their Western Athletic Conference opener, 9-0, versus second-year Pacheco on Monday, Feb. 27 in Ceres.

Ceres High swept all six singles and three doubles matches.

"I sat my No. 1 and 2 players to give some of the other kids a chance to play," Bryan said. "I felt safe enough to do that. But afraid to go too far."

Liang beat Rolando Velasquez 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Harden beat Josh Hernandez 6-2, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Jordan Mey beat Isaac Ramos 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Trevor Brazil beat Noe Lopez 6-1, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play.

Zepeda beat Julian Santos 6-0, 6-0 in No. 5 singles play.

Cisneros beat Angel Lopez 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.

Heath Adrian and Shane Kumar beat Ben Azevedo and Nicolas Vance 6-1, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles play.

Roth and Joel Bhatti won by foreit at No. 2 doubles.

Eric Bejaran and Josh Simas won by forfeit at No. 3 doubles.

Bulldogs 9, Wolves 0

Ceres High posted a 9-0 victory over Sierra in non-league play on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Manteca.

Ochoa beat Forrest Tolman 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Bains beat Joel Boling 6-0, 6-1 in No. 2 singles play.

Liang beat Raymond Bailon 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

Harden beat Eleazar Malabanan 6-1, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.

Mey beat Zach Bonstein 6-4, 7-5 in No. 5 singles play.

Pimentel beat Austin Vietor 6-0, 6-4 in No. 6 singles play.

Esteban and Trevor beat Alex Len and Keegan D'Souza 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.

Sergio and David beat Allen Len and Jonnel Alcatara 6-4, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles play.

Shane and Heath beat Anthony Alcatara and Collin Stiffler 6-4, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.

Ceres High (9-0) will play at Downey on Saturday, Patterson on March 12 and Livingston on March 14.