Turlock High rode strong play from its doubles teams to a 5-3 victory over West of Tracy on Monday in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I tennis playoffs.
The host Bulldogs (12-8) clinched the victory with a win at No. 1 doubles, and their No. 3 doubles team won to help Turlock advance.
Turlock, the Central California Conference co-champion with Merced and the CCC's No. 1 seed, will play St. Francis at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sacramento.
Turlock's top doubles team of Lauren LaVelle and Kaitlyn Ireland defeated Erika Sembrano and Ashley Lesaga 6-1, 7-5. LaVelle and Ireland trailed 5-4 in the second set before winning the next three games to close out the match.
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"Right when it was getting dark, they stepped up," Turlock coach Verek Visaraga said. "Our first and third doubles really kind of took care of business."
No. 3 doubles team Meghan Sims and Amanda Cervantes of Turlock won their match 6-2, 6-0, and the No. 2 doubles duo of Liz Arakelian and Samantha Littlefield split two sets before it got dark.
Turlock's three doubles teams are a combined 38-4 this season.
Aubree Brenda, Ellen Serpa and Monica Duarte won in singles for the Bulldogs.
LODI 8, BEYER 1, at Lodi -- The Patriots managed only a win in doubles in losing to the Flames (20-2).
ST. MARY'S 9, MERCED 0, at Stockton -- The Rams (21-4) surrendered just nine games in singles to blank the Bears (12-3).
VANDEN 9, CERES 0, at Fairfield -- Vanden didn't lose a set in singles in blanking Ceres.