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SALINAS VALLEY — A full state of high school sports started this week with games and meets taking place for tennis, baseball, softball, soccer and track and field teams.

Gonzales girls tennis began the season with a 7-0 loss to Notre Dame of Salinas, while the boys team defeated Palma 2-1 at home on April 4.

“Girls played well for their first match of the season,” said Gonzales Spartans tennis head coach Rene Mendez. “Both our second doubles and fourth singles almost pulled it out. Great effort by both for their first varsity match.”

The Gonzales boys No. 1 singles player won his match by a 6-4, 6-4 score and the No. 2 player won his match 6-0, 6-0.

In baseball games this week, Soledad Aztecs host the Pacific Grove Breakers today and will travel to the Monterey Peninsula to play the Breakers on their field on Friday.

King City Mustangs will begin play Saturday at Carmel with games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Gonzales will host the Trinity Christian Warriors tomorrow, and Greenfield Bruins will start the season next week.

The Gonzales softball team started the season with a road game in Monterey on Monday, played at Pacific Grove yesterday and has a scrimmage with the Lady Bruins tomorrow in Greenfield.

The Lady Mustangs played against the Carmel Padres on Tuesday and will host Soledad tomorrow afternoon. The Lady Aztecs started the season yesterday when they hosted the Robert Louis Stevenson Pirates.

Tomorrow, the Gonzales boys soccer team starts off with a home game against the Trinity Christian Warriors. Last week it was announced that the Gonzales girls soccer team will have a season that will begin next week.

Soledad will play road games this week against Palma and Pacific Grove.

The track and field season starts today with Gonzales and Soledad traveling to King City for a tri-meet against the host Mustangs.

Tomorrow, Greenfield will travel to Pacific Grove for a meet with the host Breakers, Santa Catalina, Seaside, Marina, York and Trinity Christian.

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