Vannida Nguyen finished the Valley Oak League regular season undefeated, and Sierra clinched a No. 2 seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II team playoffs with an 8-1 destruction of visiting Kimball on Monday.
Nguyen led the Timberwolves (11-3, 15-4 overall) with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Krishna Sankara while ending up 12-0 in league dual matches. The rest of the players in Sierra’s singles ladder boast winning records.
Naomi Nunis is 9-3 from the No. 2 singles spot after her 6-2, 6-2 victory. Anna Cardenas dropped a tough 2-6, 6-3, 7-10 match to Viel Salgarino, but both she and No. 4 Maddie Banks — who defeated Jessica Agcanas, 6-3, 6-3 —are 10-2.
Annie Banks claimed the No. 5 match 6-3, 6-3 to improve to 8-4 in league. Brenda Padilla, the usual doubles partner for Emma Hunter, earned the win at No. 6 singles 6-4, 6-1. Normal No. 6 starter Rosie Reynolds is 6-5 heading into the postseason.
Barbara Baxter paired up with Hunter, and they escaped with a 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 victory. Liana Bassett and Simran Thind contributed a 6-3, 6-4 triumph. Lynda Crescini and Megan Carbiener won the third doubles match 6-4, 6-4.
The Valley Oak League singles and doubles tournaments take place next week at Kimball in Tracy.
Ripon Christian 9, Turlock Christian 0
Jon Vander Molen racked up a hat trick before halftime as the Knights (5-3-3 Southern League, 9-4-4 overall) remain in postseason contention.
Ripon Christian had five different goal scorers in the second half and was aided by one own goal from the Turlock Christian defense. Also scoring were Kyle Van Vuren, Christian Manes, Coleton Hilarides, Jeremy Sonke and Kyle Colyn. Contributing with assists were Dan Choi, Paul Cho, David Yu, Joon Kim, Van Vuren and Sonke. Goalie Brayden Van Vuren tallied a pair of saves.
Sierra 54, Kimball 6
Quarterback Brian Terrell ran for touchdowns scampers of 9, 20, 29 and 26 yards for the Timberwolves’ first four scores, and they went on to take a 40-0 halftime lead en route to a blowout victory.
Terrell finished with 138 yards on 11 carries and also completed 4-of-5 passes for 33 yards and a TD pass to Geo Juarez. Juarez also ran back a kickoff return 84 yards to pay dirt and came up with an interception on defense.
Nick Oseguera (7rushes, 78 yards) added a 30-yard TD run, and Anthony Arredondo capped the onslaught with a 10-yard scoring jaunt. Placekicker Riley Johnston made 6 of 8 PATs, including his first four, as a late fill-in.
Kody Justus, Noah Moral, Anthony Sequeira and Scott Teicheira each recorded a sack.