CATS' TENNIS TOPS MANTECA

September 25, 2002 12:00 am

The Sonora High School girls' tennis team rebounded from its first Valley Oak League loss to beat Manteca 11.5-3.5 at the Sonora courts on Tuesday.

No. 1 singles player Ari Nesper, No. 2 singles player Josee Bowser and the No. 1 doubles team of Liz Jager and Gina Peters went undefeated in eight matches for the Wildcats (6-2 overall, 4-1 VOL).

"Ari Nesper played strong tennis … Gina Peters and Liz Jager continue to improve as a doubles team," Sonora co-coach Dave Fairfield said.

The Cats travel to Oakdale to take on the Mustangs on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

SONORA 11.5, MANTECA 3.5

Singles—Ari Nesper (S) def. Ashley Lee 7-6 (7-3), def. Sumiko De La Vega 6-6, def. Kimiko De La Vega 6-3; Josee Bowser (S) def. Lee 6-3, def. S. De La Vega 6-1, def. K. De La Vega 6-3; Molly Hongola (S) def. by Lee 1-6, def. by S. De La Vega 1-6, def. K. De La Vega 6-4.

Doubles—Liz Jager-Gina Peters (S) def. Kelly Smith-Jess Bonnett 10-6, def. Ashley Gomelly-Yoiko Wakimoto 10-0; Hanna Boyack-Alicia Greenleaf (S) def. by Smith-Bonnett 8-10, def. Gomelly-Wakimoto 10-3.