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.
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.