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Netters rout Buffalos
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The Ceres High girls tennis team defeated Manteca High School 14-1 in a non-conference match in Manteca on Thursday.

Ceres won eight of nine singles and all four doubles matches.

The Bulldogs earned one point for each singles victory and one-and-a-half points for each doubles victory.

"We handled them," said Ceres coach Bryan Harden.

"We didn't play that well either."

Ceres improved to 2-0 overall.

"I'm happy but we need to get a lot better," Harden said.

Amanda Guajardo, Ceres' top singles player, won all three of her matches. The senior beat Kimiko De La Vega 6-2, Ashley Gurney 6-3 and Melody Jaime 6-2.

"She played awesome," Harden said.

Ashlee Moring, Ceres' No. 2 singles player, won all three of her matches. The senior overpowered her opponents.

Moring beat Gurney 6-2, Jaime 6-1 and De La Vega 6-1.

"Ashley played really well today," Harden said. "She was focused and aggressive."

Logan Harden, Ceres' No. 3 singles player, won two of her three matches. The freshman beat Jaime 6-3, lost 1-6 to De La Vega and defeated Gurney 7-6 (9-7).

"She wasn't playing real well but got it going," Bryan said.

Freshman Melissa Gonzales and sophomore Kamie Machado won both of their matches. They beat Jennifer Teicheira and Anges Ran 10-8 and Tiffany Laursen and Rebecca Bowen 10-4.

"At times, they played really well together," Harden said. "Other times, they made stupid mistakes."

Junior Raymina Amino and sophomore Orhi Amino also won both of their doubles matches.

Playing together for the first time, the sisters edged Laursen and Bowen 11-9 and Teicheira and Ran 11-10 (7-3).

"Both of them really hustled and it kept them in the matches," Harden said.

Ceres will play at Modesto High tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff Reporter of The Ceres (Calif.) Courier