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
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