Story and photos by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
The Lady Cougars managed to win two singles points but couldn’t find much else in a 7-2 home loss to first-place Santa Barbara City College on Thursday in Valencia.
COC (8-4, 8-2) played the match shorthanded with Celeste Hernandez and Seleste Sakato both sitting out.
Una Stanisavljevic continued her conference undefeated streak winning 6-4, 6-4 to improve to 10-0 on the season.
Nicole Villarta also scored for Canyons, coming from behind to find victory in her match 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The loss halted COC’s win streak at five matches and dropped the Lady Cougars into third place in the Western State Conference standings. Canyons is two games behind SBCC (12-2, 10-0) and half a game back of second place Bakersfield College (12-1, 8-1).
Thursday’s match concluded the season series with SBCC. COC has four regular-season matches remaining on the schedule including two vs. Bakersfield and one more meeting vs. Glendale, the three-time defending conference champions.
Canyons will travel north to face Bakersfield at 2 p.m. on Friday in a match that was originally scheduled for Feb. 21, but had to be rescheduled due to weather.
Full match results are listed below:
1. Una Stanisavljevic (COC) defeats Jamaica Buyse (SBCC) — 6-4, 6-4
2. Marisa Wambolt (COC) loses to Joice Buyse (SBCC) — 3-6, 5-7
3. Nicole Villarta (COC) defeats Anya Nicolaides (SBCC) — 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Calista Lian (COC) loses to Maddie Mitchell (SBCC) — 0-6, 1-6
5. COC loses to SBCC — Forfeit
6. COC loses to SBCC — Forfeit
1. Stanisavljevic/Villarta (COC) loses to Ja. Buyse/Jo. Buyse (SBCC) — 5-8
2. Wambolt/Lian (COC) loses to Jule Lauinger/Julia Jakobsen (SBCC) — 4-8
3. COC loses to SBCC — Forfeit
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