W. Tennis: Team suffers close 5-4 loss to Cypress

The Falcons dropped a close match against Cypress
The Falcons dropped a close match against Cypress

The Cerritos College women's tennis team may have won two of the three singles tiebreakers against Cypress College on Thursday, but they came up short in the team score, 5-4. The Falcons (1-3) will host Fullerton College in another non-conference match at 2:00 p.m. next Tuesday.

After the Chargers (1-2) took two out of three doubles matches, including both close scores, the two teams split the six singles matches.

Freshman Clara Kim (Warren HS) battled back from being down a set in the #2 spot on the ladder and posted a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win, while freshman Mikaela Ramirez (La Mirada HS) also dropped the first set in her #5 match before posting a marathon win. She suffered a 10-3 loss in the first set tie-breaker and then came back for a pair of 6-4 wins. 

The match that turned out to be the winner for Cypress came in the #6 position when freshman Andrea Antonio (Garfield HS) posted a first set win (6-4), but could not come away with a second set, as Kaylene Fabros recorded 6-3, 6-3 wins to take the match.

Ramirez and freshman Stephanie Vega posted the lone doubles win with an 8-3 victory in the #2 spot on the ladder.

Elizabeth RodrigueZ (CYP) def. Samantha Sanchez (CERR), 6-2, 6-0
Clara Kim (CERR) def. Hannah Vito (CYP), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Jayda Steele (CYP) def. Stephanie Vega (CERR), 6-3, 6-0
Melissa Mayorga (CERR) def. Gabrielle Le (CYP), 6-3, 6-3
Mikaela Ramirez (CERR) def. Julie Xiong (CYP), 6-7 (3-10), 6-4, 6-4
Kaylene Fabros (CYP) def. Andrea Antonio (CERR), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Elizabeth Rodriguez/Jayda Steele (CYP), def. Samantha Sanchez/Clara Kim (CERR), 8-6
Stephanie Vega/Melissa Mayorga (CERR) def. Hannah Vito/Julie Xiong (CYP), 8-3
Gabrielle Le/Kaylene Fabros (CYP) def. Mikaela Ramirez/Andrea Antonio (CERR), 8-5

Photos by Daryl Peterson