Enochs High won its first varsity tennis match Thursday, and what a way to get it done.
The Eagles, in only their second year and playing without seniors, won four three-set matches for a 4-3 Modesto Metro Conference victory over Downey.
Enochs (1-0 MMC) won three of the four singles matches, including No. 4 Maria Villasenor's 6-0, 6-7 (9-7), 6-0 win over Kim Chea.
"It was nip and tuck down to the end, but you've got to credit Enochs for its first win," Downey coach Dave Bennett said.
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JOHANSEN 254, MODESTO 285, at Creekside -- Christine Uhalde, who struggled through the first few weeks of the season, found her groove and fired a 1-over 37 to lead the Vikings (4-0 MMC) past the Panthers (2-2). The sophomore birdied Nos. 1 and 7 to shoot in the 30s for the first time this season, while Allyssa Pena shot a 39 for her fourth consecutive match in the 30s.
DAVIS 325, ENOCHS 331, at Dryden -- Jessica Munoz shot a 52 to lead the Spartans (2-2) to a narrow victory over the Eagles (1-3). Devin Crossfield shot a 53 for Enochs.
BEYER 270, DOWNEY 355, at Muni -- Katie Canadas birdied holes 5 and 8 on her way to shooting 39 for the Patriots.
GUSTINE 277, HILMAR 286, at Stevinson Ranch -- Alicia Barros shot a career-low 47, but it wasn't quite enough to boost the Yellowjackets to their first victory. Brianne Nunes led the Redskins (2-2) with a 53 in the Valley Foothill League match.
CENTRAL 188, PATTERSON 227, at Diablo Grande -- Holly Wilcox shot a 45 in the Raiders' season-low team score. Wilcox, Jessica Ferlman (46) and Giovanna Pecchenino (48) each parred two holes on the Ranch Course.
CENTRAL VALLEY 255, SONORA 262, at River Oaks -- Brooke Davis shot a 43 to lead the way for the Hawks in a victory over the Wildcats.
SONORA 3, BUHACH COLONY 1, at Atwater -- With top hitters Becca Osmer and Faye Oszack out with injury and two setters learning the ropes, Buhach Colony was no match for Sonora, which won 25-15, 12-15, 25-16, 25-13. Hanah Blume led the Wildcats (6-0) with 11 kills. Ali Chabot had 16 assists and five digs. Kayla Clarot dug 28 balls for the Thunder (0-3).
MANTECA 3, PATTERSON 1, at Manteca -- After dropping the first game in a "sluggish" start, the Buffaloes rallied to win 18-25, 25-13, 25-9, 25-22 at home. Manteca coach Tim Horning said his team's service game picked up, and he wasn't kidding -- the Buffaloes (2-3) had 20 aces, led by Sierra Roberts' eight.
LOS BANOS 3, LIVINGSTON 0, at Livingston -- The Wolves were even closer than the 25-18, 25-20, 25-17 scores indicate, coach Susie Pimentel said. Jessica DeArmon had eight kills for the Tigers (4-8). Livingston got 11 kills from Olicia Andam.
MODESTO CHRISTIAN 3, WATERFORD 1, at Modesto -- Lauren Jamison had 15 kills and four blocks to lead the Crusaders (2-5) to a 25-23, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15 victory. Teammate Rebecca Roman was also "outstanding" with nine assists, said coach Noreen Thornock. Dulce Verduzco led Waterford (1-2) with nine kills.
ORESTIMBA 3, HUGHSON 2, at Hughson -- Kady Kirby and Gwen Marks wouldn't let anything fall against the Yellowjackets, each recording 20 digs in the Warriors' 25-20, 20-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-6 nonconference victory. Carlee Felber had 23 assists for Orestimba (5-2). Aly Hoffman led Hughson (2-3) with nine kills.
ESCALON 3, LINDEN 0, at Escalon -- Katie Aprile had 12 assists and four aces to help the Cougars remain undefeated at 5-0 with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 victory over the Lions.
DAVIS 3, CERES 0, at Ceres -- Emily Sanchez's eight kills and Erin Cronin's 17 assists helped the Spartans win a tough three-game match over the Bulldogs. Davis won 26-24, 33-31, 25-16.
DOWNEY 3, CALAVERAS 1, at San Andreas -- The Knights lost the first game then rallied back to knock off the Redskins. Kellie Kincheloe had 14 digs and three aces for undefeated Downey (3-0).
PITMAN 3, TURLOCK CHR. 1, at Turlock -- Tanya Gemperle led the Pride (3-2) with 10 kills in a 25-21, 25-12, 27-25, 25-17 victory over the Eagles.
OAKDALE 3, TURLOCK 1, at Turlock -- Alexis Evans had 14 kills and 19 digs to lead the Mustangs (7-0) to a 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15 victory. Hilary Hernandez and Lea Volk each had 14 digs for the Bulldogs (1-3).
ATWATER 3, ENOCHS 0 -- Ali Copeland had 16 digs and three aces to lead the Falcons (3-0) in a 25-13, 25-22, 25-18 nonleague sweep of the Eagles.
GUSTINE 3, DOS PALOS 0, at Gustine -- Jenny Barboa had 10 kills and eight digs to lead the Redskins in a 25-14, 25-11, 31-29 nonleague sweep.
RIPON 7, CALAVERAS 4, at San Andreas -- Eric Cavanaugh, Joel Robles and Gabe Talasso each scored twice for the Indians (4-1-1). It was a nip-and-tuck game, but every time Calaveras got within a goal or two, Ripon would score to expand its lead. Brock Montgomery led the Redskins (1-3) with two goals.
RIPON CHR. 5, DENAIR 0, at Denair -- Dustin Morgan scored three goals and Aaron Van Groningen had a light day in the goal with only three saves, as the Knights (4-4) beat the Coyotes.
BIG VALLEY CHR. 6, TURLOCK CHR. 1, at Turlock -- Quinn Harter scored three goals for the Lions (4-1) in a nonconference game.