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Netters end losing streak
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The Ceres High girls tennis team notched its first victory of the season on Wednesday in Ceres.

Led by Logan Harden, Kamie Machado, Susane Lathsavong and Orhi Amino, the Bulldogs edged Downey 3-2 in Modesto Metro Conference action.

"We're getting better," said Ceres coach Bryan Harden.

Logan Harden defeated Anabel Reyes 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles play.

"That's a girl she should beat," Bryan said.

Machado defeated Lysha Lewis in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, in No. 3 singles play.

"The first set, Kamie was in control," Harden said. "She was winning the majority of points. The second set, she couldn't hit anything. In the third set, Kamie took charge. She outhustled the other girl. That made a huge difference."

Lathsavong and Amino defeated Kim Chea and Amelia Louis 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles play.

"They handled them pretty well," Harden said.

Haylee Adrian, Kristin Venema and Jaymie Lenz failed to win their respective matches for Ceres.

Venema and Lenz lost in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, to Gabriella Bado and Cathy Lewis in No. 1 doubles play.

"They didn't play their best tennis," Harden said.

Adrian lost 6-3, 6-4 to Betsy Lopez in No. 2 singles play.

"Haylee just made too many mistakes to win that match," Harden said.

Davis posted a 4-1 win over Ceres High on Thursday in Modesto.

The Bulldogs (1-4) dropped two of three singles and both doubles matches to the Spartans.

Machado prevented the shutout. She defeated Jilliann Hill 6-4, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier