Ten­nis Girls Open Val­ley Oak League Play With Split

The Oakdale Leader - - SPORTS -

The Oak­dale High School girl’s ten­nis team has opened its 2018 sea­son with a 1-1 record. The Lady Mus­tangs served up a 7-2 road win over East Union on Tues­day, Aug. 28, but fell in their home opener two days later against Kim­ball 5-4.

In the road win, the Lady Mus­tangs started strong as four of the six sin­gles play­ers earned vic­to­ries. Ken­dra Branch won in straight sets over Na­dia Carona 6-2, 6-1. Li­jian Bacud also won in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. McKen­zie Brown shut out Chloe Aguenda 6-0, 6-0. Jes­sica Gar­cia out­lasted Jenny Gar­cia 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 to help lead Oak­dale. Suf­fer­ing losses in sin­gles ac­tion were Tayla Barry when she lost to Isabel Moreno 5-7, 2-6. Se­nior Shan­nen Yang fell to Sara Gloek­ler 2-6, 2-6.

In dou­bles ac­tion Oak­dale earned a clean sweep tak­ing all three con­tests in straight sets. Paige Mor­gan and Alyossa Jingco de­feated Mari­belle Car­ranza and Sa­van­nah Hud­son 6-1, 6-0. Kate­lyn Sig­norelli and Jes­sica Jeri­coff de­feated An­gel­ica Mo­rales and Ka­rina Scham­beck 6-2, 6-3. End­ing the day on a high note were Tanna Borba and Sa­van­nah Gustafson, as they de­feated Ariana Pacheco and Mena Gue­vara 6-0, 6-2.

Against Kim­ball, Oak­dale had mixed re­sults in sin­gles. Tayla Barry re­grouped from her loss ear­lier in the week and came out strong win­ning 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-7 over Max­ine Jaque. Ken­dra Branch took three sets to de­feat Hana Lucero 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 to re­main un­beaten in league play. Things headed south for Oak­dale as Bacud, Brown, Gar­cia and Yang all fell to the visi­tors. Bacud, Brown and Gar­cia all lost in straight sets, and Yang fell in three.

Oak­dale needed all three dou­bles teams to win in or­der to win the match, but came up short. The team of Paige Mor­gan and Alyossa Jingco de­feated Deek­sha Shakya and Tif­fany Nguyen 6-4, 5-7 (tie-breaker 10-6.) Also earn­ing a team win for Oak­dale were Tanna Borba and Sa­van­nah Gustafson as they de­feated Sarah Wilkin­son and Cai­lyne La­can­gelo 6-4, 7-5. Com­ing up short in their match were Kate­lyn Sig­norelli and Jes­sica Jeri­coff, who lost to An­gel Au and Kate Blumer­feld 1-6, 4-6.

On Tues­day, Sept. 4 Oak­dale hosted Gre­gori in non­league play fol­low­ing The Leader’s press time. Oak­dale re­turns to Val­ley Oak League play on Thurs­day, Sept. 6 as they host Sierra. They con­tinue their four game home­s­tand when they host Cen­tral Catholic on Tues­day, Sept. 11. All matches are sched­uled for 3:30 p.m. at Oak­dale High School.

DEN­NIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

Tak­ing both of their matches this past week was the dou­bles duo of Paige Mor­gan and Alyossa Jingco of Oak­dale. Shown is Jingco serv­ing for Oak­dale with Mor­gan at the net.

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