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Tennis Team Earns Crucial Road Wins

In their longest road trip of the season, Oakdale tennis players served up a pair of victories. This week the boys traveled to take on both Weston Ranch and Kimball.

“What a great week, those were the two longest road trips, you might as well win if you have to put all that extra time in,” said Mustangs head coach Grant Miller.

Their successful week kicked off with a 9-0 win over the Cougars. All six singles competitors earned straight sets wins. Liam Peters won 6-1, 6-1 over Brandon Le. Frankie Dutra earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Tony Arteaga. Caleb Poling defeated Maxwell Shipong 6-0, 6-0. Mark Chavez battled for a 6-1, 6-4 win over Michael Hillier. Zach Nielson made short work of Mathew Mesa 6-1, 6-0. Jimmy Homer won his match 6-0, 6-0 over Wilson Tomasino.

“It’s been fun this year, I came into the year just wanting to make the team and now that I have, I want to improve each day,” said straight sets winner Homer.

In doubles action, Teo Diaz and Shivam Mistry won 6-1, 6-0 over Vincent Perez and Sergio Flores. Max Moore and Chris Frye won 6-1, 6-1 over Jeremy and Christian Labine. Earning a win via forfeit was Hayden Hill and Aiden Rodriguez.

Thursday afternoon the team headed to Tracy to take on Kimball. A battle against the Jaguars resulted in a 6-3 road win. It was a split among the singles as the Mustangs went 3-3 in individual action. Victories by Chavez, Homer and Nielson got the Mustangs on the board. Chavez won his 6-1, (3-6), 6-4 over Brandon Basic. Homer won his contest 6-1, 6-3 over Giovanni Stagnaro and Nielson earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over Allen Vocal.

It was a clean sweep for the doubles teams as Diaz and Mistry won 6-4, 7-6 over Lava Vakalhi and Luke Ninh. Moore and Frye won 6-0, 7-5 over the duo of Karl Rosete and Walter Gerstenberger. Wrapping up the day was Gil Alburo and Hayden Hill who earned a 7-6, 10-5 victory over Conner Calles and Joey Herath.

On Tuesday, April 2 the boys were scheduled to host East Union but the contest was rained out. No make up date has been released. Oakdale returns to action on Tuesday, April 9 when they take on Central Catholic in Modesto. Start time for the match is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.