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Two Games, Two-Win Start For Oakdale Tennis
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OHS tennis player, second ranked Tayla Barry, returns the ball with authority against East Union. Barry and the Lady Mustangs went 2-0 this past week. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

The Oakdale High School girls tennis team hit the court twice this past week and came out victorious in both contests.

Oakdale’s season began at home on Tuesday, Aug. 27 when the team blanked East Union 9-0. In singles action Oakdale’s number one Kendra Branch won in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 over Karina Schambeck. Tayla Barry defeated Bradee Jeffery 6-1, 6-1. Jessica Garcia won her set without giving up a single point to Maribel Carranza 6-0, 6-0. Alyssa Jingco won her match 6-1, 6-1. Morgan Paige won 6-1, 6-3 over Reema Gill. Nicole Brunker blanked Cheyanne Sanchez 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles the team of Tanna Borba and Liz Padilla won 6-0, 6-0 over Selena Mederious and Kayla Bottoms. Katelyn Signorelli and Halie Gregory won by default as did the duo of Morgan Gravatt and Fallon Rocha.

Thursday afternoon the team traveled to Tracy to take on Kimball. The ladies won the road contest 6-3. The singles paved the way for the win as three of the girls won their matches. Branch defeated Janet Nguyen 6-3, 6-2. Barry won her match by a score of 6-3, 6-1 over Kate Bloomenfield. Jingco won her match 6-3, 6-2 over Gurleen Mehrok.

Making the difference for Oakdale that day were the doubles units. Borba and Signorelli won their match 6-3, 6-0 over Abby Acosta and Naw Singh. Padilla and Gregory won 6-4, 6-1 over Alexis Diaz and Sianea Abuena. Rounding out the trip was Madison Hoffman and Liv Doshas defeating Fahreen Sha and Alyana Dulay.

Oakdale is now 2-0 on the season and are currently tied for first place in the Valley Oak League. This week Oakdale returns to the court on Thursday, Sept. 5 when they take on Sierra. This will be their lone match of the week and it is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Sierra High School.