Tennis: New lineup helps West claim win
by TP staff
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West High’s tennis found success with a new team lineup during a non-league match Wednesday, Sept. 19, when the Wolf Pack hosted East Union of Manteca and won, 7-2.

West’s record after the match was 11-1 overall, 2-0 in the Tri-City Athletic League.

Five West seniors won their singles matches. Regina Pacheco beat Rebekah Jacobsen 6-1, 6-1, Maliyah Shavers beat Amanda Lopez 6-2. 6-4, Allie Bettencourt beat Nikki Reichmuth 6-2, 6-0, Coleen Andrada beat Amanda Dart 6-2, 6-2, and Rachel Vindiola beat Deanna Baker 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles, Julie Schobey and Arianne Coleto beat Celine Mendoza and Nayeli Del Real 6-0, 7-5, and Russell Jorda and Simran Randhawa beat Mrina Salyer and Luz Aguirre 6-3, 7-5.

For East Union, Maddy Yslava beat Abby Sevilla 6-3, 5-7, 10-8, and Arely Padron and Samantha Thurman beat Judy Huang and Allyssa Cornier 7-5, 4-6, 8-6.

West 5, Tokay 4

West’s girls barely got away with the win against Tokay in Lodi on Tuesday, Sept. 18, taking more than three hours to win it.

Three matches went three sets and two more went to tiebreakers to decide the outcome.

West senior Emma Bell won her match against Alexa Abdallah 6-1, 6-0, and senior Regina Pacheco beat Ana Vigueras 6-1, 6-1. After that, every player had a tough match. West’s only other singles win was from Chloe Pounds, who beat Maryam Qamar 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.

West’s doubles team of Julie Schobey and Allie Bettencourt beat Meera Solanki and Bailey Stone 6-2, 0-6, 6-2, and Kristen Steed and Rachel Vindiola of West beat Rachael Boyle and McKenzie Stone 6-3, 6-3.

Tokay won three singles matches and one doubles match.

East Union 5, Kimball 4

The Jaguars (3-3, 2-2 Valley Oak League) lost a close match at East Union High in Manteca on Tuesday, Sept. 18, with teams splitting the singles matches and the Lancers winning two of three doubles matches.

For Kimball, sophomore Kylie Moxley beat Brooke Niendorf 6-2, 4-6, 6-0, sophomore Viel Salgarino beat Amanda Lopez 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, and senior Jessica Agcanas beat Jasmine Ortega 6-3, 6-4.

Kimball’s doubles team of Sara Kim and Desiree Chhan beat Lauren Cotton and Celine Mendoza 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

East Union won three singles matches and two doubles matches.

West 9, McNair 0

West High’s tennis team opened TCAL play Sept. 13 at home, sweeping all its matches against McNair in straight sets.

Senior Emma Bell won her match 6-0, 6-0, senior Regina Pacheco won 6-1, 6-2, senior Jessica Diaz won 6-0, 6-1, senior Maliyah Shavers won 6-3, 6-2, senior Chloe Pounds won 6-2, 6-2, and junior Julie Schobey won 6-1, 6-1.

Senior doubles team Abby Sevilla and Coleen Andrada won 6-3, 6-0, seniors Allie Bettencourt and Kristen Steed won 6-0, 6-0, and senior Rachel Vindiola and junior Russell Jorda won 6-1, 6-1.

Kimball 6, Sonora 3

The Kimball High tennis team (3-2, 2-1 VOL) beat the Wildcats of Sonora High at home Sept. 13.

Kimball won four of the six singles matches. Krishna Sankara beat Stephanie Hart 6-3, 6-4, Kylie Moxley beat Natasha Estes 6-1, 6-2, Viel Salgarino beat Taylor Howell 6-2, 6-3, and junior Ysabel Candalla beat Victoria Green 6-1, 6-3.

Kimball also won two of the three doubles matches. Julie To and Ashley Laqui beat Makena Forrester and Kennedi Ashton 6-2, 6-3, and Sara Kim and Desiree Chhan beat Marcie Hanson and Sabrina Skiba 6-0, 6-0.

Sonora won two singles matches and one doubles match.

Lodi 6, Tracy 3

Tracy High faced league rival Lodi High on Sept. 13 in Lodi, resulting in the Bulldogs’ first loss of the league season.

The loss dropped Tracy’s overall record to 4-2, 1-1 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.

In singles, Tracy senior Chiara Adamo beat Taylor Barajas 7-5, 6-3, sophomore Camille McDaniel beat Mikayla Kidd 6-3, 6-4, and freshman Marissa Anderson beat Raeni Srouffe 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.

Lodi won three of the singles matches and all three doubles matches, including a close contest at No. 2 doubles as Lodi’s Mari Tascano and Katie McClung beat Tracy’s Gianna Violante and Lindsey Ewen 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 7-5.
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