It was a busy week for the Oakdale High School girls’ sports programs.
Tennis, golf and volleyball were all in action and finished on both sides of the win/loss column.
For the tennis team it was a road trip to Sierra High School for their only contest of the week. In the match, Oakdale dropped four out of six in singles action. Earning road wins were Alyssa Jingco and Nicole Brunker. Jingco, the number four singles player, won her match 6-3, 6-2 over Livleen Kahler. Brunker, the sixth ranked player in the program, won 6-1, 6-0 over Sydney Trump. The ladies doubles took two-out of-three. Tanna Borba and Katelyn Signorelli defeated Bianca Dugna and Varshaa Bala 6-1, 6-1. The team of Fallon Rocha and Morgan Gravatt defeated Brianna Villalobos and Caitlin Morrow 7-5, 6-4.
“It was a nail bitter; the ladies really left it all out there. I am so proud of them and we can’t wait to play them again later this season,” said Oakdale head coach Grant Miller.
That rematch is scheduled for Oct. 3 in Oakdale. This week Oakdale will host Manteca on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Oakdale’s golf girls had their first Valley Oak League contest this past week. Thursday, Sept. 5 the team hosted Kimball at Oakdale Golf and Country Club. It was a nine-hole contest. Oakdale won the match 207-293. Andrea York and Allie Denning paced the team, each carding a 40 on the day. Shealyn Hanrahan and Kaylie Parola each shot a 42. Makayla Christiansen shot a 43 and rounding out the day for Oakdale was Anna Holmes at 58. Oakdale hosted Sierra following The Leader’s press time on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The team will return to Valley Oak League action on Wednesday, Sept. 18 for the first 18-hole tournament of the season.
Oakdale’s varsity volleyball team hosted Ripon on Wednesday, Sept. 4. In the non-conference contest Oakdale won in four sets. After dropping the first set 24-26, Oakdale won the next three sets to earn the victory, 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 behind Breelie Gibson’s 17 assists and five aces.
“As a team we are having fun and have trust in each other,” said Gibson.
Emma Harper had a dozen kills, and Abby Cogburn added 11. Kenadie Patterson had six blocks and Tayler Lamb added three. Kailee Whorton had 23 digs in the win.
The following night Oakdale went to Escalon and lost in three sets, 22-25, 21-25, 17-25.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 the girls opened up Valley Oak League play against Manteca following The Leader’s press time. Thursday, Sept. 12 the girls travel to Tracy to face Kimball.