Story and photos by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
The Lady Cougars tennis team defeated visiting Ventura College 6-3 on Tuesday to run its current win streak to five straight conference matches and move within a game of first place Santa Barbara City College.
COC freshman Una Stanisavlievic remained undefeated in conference play with her victory (6-4, 6-0), then joined forces with teammate Seleste Sakato to help win the Cougars’ No. 1 doubles pairing by an 8-3 margin.
Sophomore Marissa Wambolt (6-0, 6-3), freshman Nicole Villarta (7-5, 6-3) and Sakato (6-2, 6-2) all picked up comfortable wins to open up an early 4-2 advantage over the Pirates heading into doubles play.
In the later matches the combination of Celeste Hernandez and Calista Lian, which both lost their singles outings, came away with an 8-3 doubles victory. That advantage helped COC to its 6-3 final score.
Canyons (8-3, 8-1), which owns the longest active win streak in the conference, will next host SBCC (11-2, 9-0) at home on Thursday. That match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Full match results are listed below:
1. Una Stanisavljevic (COC) defeats Victoria Neumann (VC) — 6-4, 6-0
2. Marisa Wambolt (COC) defeats Aliyah Amaya (VC) — 6-0, 6-3
3. Nicole Villarta (COC) defeats Tanya Thompson (VC) — 7-5, 6-3
4. Celeste Hernandez (COC) loses to Keressa Garland (VC) — 1-6, 7-5, 5-7
5. Seleste Sakato defeats Denissa Garcia (VC) — 6-2, 6-2
6. Calista Lian loses to Cali Ladevaia (VC) — 2-6, 0-6
1. Stanisavljevic/Sakato (COC) defeats Neumann/Thompson (VC) — 8-3
2. Villarta/Wambolt (COC) defeats Amaya/Garland (VC) — 8-3
3. Hernandez/Lian (COC) loses to Garcia/Ladevaia (VC) — 8-3
See more photos from the match here.
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