Athlete of the Week: Manteca High sophomore Sahiba Kaur shows drive on tennis court

Kaur said she wants to hold on to her spot in the top three singles, and maybe make a case for the first spot.

....Only one of these Buffaloes, however, has won in every single match Manteca’s played in.

Sophomore Sahiba Kaur is an unbeaten 13-0 from the No. 2 singles spot this season for Manteca, which is not coincidentally also 13-0 on the year.

Kaur, who’s been playing tennis for nearly five years, was the Buffaloes’ No. 5 singles player as a freshman. She’s made the jump up the singles standings quite successfully this campaign, and said she’s welcomed the increased competitiveness....

....[head coach Mary Ann] Tolbert said it’s a friendly rivalry between the Buffaloes, one that’s helped bring out a different side of Kaur.

“We’re seeing a whole new dynamic of Sahiba,” Tolbert said. “She is quite a competitor. You can see it on her face.

“She’s giving her 100 percent every time she’s out there.”

Tolbert added that Kaur’s skill set has continued to improve. She hits hard, her coach said, and a lot of girls can’t keep up with what she’s doing....

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