The flip of a coin will determine if Sierra’s girls tennis team will return to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
The Timberwolves, who reached the SJS Division IV final last year, routed visiting East Union 8-1 Thursday at Manteca Regional Tennis Center in the final Valley Oak League match of the season. They finished 7-5 and in a third-place tie with Kimball, which Sierra defeated 5-4 earlier this week.
Kaitlyn Rausa took care of business from the top of the ladder for Sierra, beating Isabel Moreno, 6-1, 6-1.
In other singles matches: Nadia Petrovic defeated Nadia Cardona, 6-2, 6-1; Joyce Sebastian defeated Sarah Gloeckler, 6-3, 6-2; Jasmine Sebastian defeated Karina Schambeck, 6-2, 6-2; Lilliana Vang was ahead 6-3, 4-0 before Savannah Hudson retired; and Sydney Trump won by default.
All three doubles matches were decided by third sets.
From the No. 1 spot, Sierra’s Gurnoor Guron and Areej Choudhury came back to knock off Chloe Agueda and Mena Guevara, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5. At third doubles, Serrit Gill and Angelyna outlasted Alisha Costa and Reema Gill, 6-2, 5-7, 10-6.
East Union’s only win came from the No. 2 doubles tandem of Arianna Pacheco and Maribel Carranza, which held off Denise Orneals and Mehreen Ali, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.
Manteca 8, C. Catholic 1
MODESTO — With at least a share of the VOL title already secured, Manteca (12-0, 16-0 overall) guaranteed an outright claim with its lopsided win over the second-place Raiders (9-2, 11-3).
It’s the third straight year that the Buffaloes went undefeated in the VOL, and they’re on a 46-match winning streak in league.
Central Catholic’s lone point came from undefeated Colleen Ballatore, who beat Julia Tang, 6-0, 6-2. Sahiba Kaur (6-2, 6-0), Ellie Kim (6-0, 6-0), Makenna Condit (6-1, 6-1), Navinna Mann (6-3, 6-3) and Kerren Zou (7-5, 6-4).
Winning doubles matches were Noeli Mercado/Melissa Poncini (6-4, 6-2), Yanki Ma/Kalissa Martin (6-3, 6-0) and Isabella Huerta/Danielle Diaz (6-2, 6-2).
Ripon JV girls 7, Oakdale 6
OAKDALE — Kennedy Brubaker racked up three goals, an assist, two steals and won three sprints to anchor the Indians’ VOL victory on Wednesday.
Taylor Blair (two assists) and Lauren Daigre contributed two goals each. Goalie Delaney Brubaker came up with nine saves.