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Girls Tennis Team Splits Final Matches
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Shannen Yang won her final tennis match at home when she won in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 against Weston Ranch. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

The regular season came to a close for Oakdale High School’s Lady Mustang tennis team on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Oakdale finished the regular season on a high note as they defeated Weston Ranch 9-0. In the contest all six singles matches were finished in straight sets. Tayla Barry, who has moved up to the team’s number one in the last few weeks, won her match 6-3, 6-4 over Seline Boomer to wrap up her regular season. Kendra Branch defeated Karman Barma 6-0, 6-1. Lijian Bacud and Mackenzie Brown each served up a shutout as they won 6-0, 6-0 in their respective showdowns in singles action. Shannen Yang earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Sasha Jacobs and Jessica Garcia capped off the day with a 6-2, 6-1 win.

In doubles action Alyossa Jingco and Paige Morgan earned a win over Eden Salcedo and Chandi Singh 6-0, 6-1. The team of Jessica Jericoff and Tanna Borba defeated Ali Arevalo and Stephanie Turrang 6-0, 6-1. The final doubles match of the day saw Oakdale’s Katelyn Signorelli and Savannah Gustafson defeat Pareet Kaur and Manvim Kaur 6-2, 6-1.

Two days prior to their season finale, Oakdale hosted Manteca but were shut out by the Lady Buffaloes 9-0. With the win, Manteca claimed the 2018 Valley Oak League Championship. Oakdale finished the season with a record of 3-9. The Lady Mustangs started off the season 0-5 but finished strong, winning three of their last seven.

“The girls battled through it all this year, and never gave up,” said head coach Grant Miller.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16 the post season began with the 2018 VOL Singles Tournament at Sierra High School. This event took place following The Leader’s press time. On Thursday, Oct. 18 the doubles teams head to Sierra for the doubles tournament. This is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Sierra High School.