At the conclusion of the first day of the CCCAA State Championships, the Cerritos College women's tennis team had a pair of singles and one doubles team still alive. The Falcons had four singles players and all three of their doubles teams qualify for the state championships in Ojai, but suffered several losses.
Advancing in singles play were freshman Petra Such (Gyula Illyés, Hungary) and Diviana Bravo (Unidad Educativa Rosa de Jesús Cordero, Ecuador), who also teamed up to post the Falcons lone doubles win. Such, seeded #4, earned a solid 6-1, 6-1 win over Arielle Frank of Folsom Lake College and will square off against unseeded JoaAnn Taylor of Orange Coast College at 8:00 a.m. at Ventura College on Friday. Taylor posted an upset in her first match, as she defeated #12-seeded Evelien Kolen of Sierra College, 6-1, 7-5. Such (pictured, left) was also named the ITA Tennis Region 1 Rookie of the Year at the banquet prior to the start of the tournament.
In her first match of the tournament, #7-seeded Bravo recorded a 6-3, 6-1 win over Alyssa Honore of Reedley College and will take on unseeded Tyler Bunderson of Santa Barbara City College at 8:00 a.m. on Friday at Buena High School. Bunderson posted a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 upset win over #10-seeded Mar Burgueno of Foothill College to earn the match against Bravo.
After winning her opening round match, 6-2, 6-3 over Alyanna Louise Soriano of Cypress College, sophomore Danielle Pastor (Bishop Montgomery HS) was paired against #1-seeded Mayra Jovic of Santa Monica College. Pastor was defeated, 0-6, 1-6. Sophomore Elizabeth Aceves (Downey HS) was defeated in her opening round match, 2-6, 2-6 against #11-seeded Viktoriya Lavor of American River College.
Seeded #5 in doubles play, Such and Bravo opened with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Marcela Massaglia and Oksanna West of Grossmont College in the afternoon. They will take on unseeded Tiana Cung and Soriano at 12:30 p.m. at Buena High. In their duel match earlier in the season, the Chargers pair posted a 9-7 win over Such and Bravo.
Pastor and Aceves opened with a 6-3, 6-3 win in their opening match against Amanda Digiovanni and Brianna Tyseling of Grossmont College. Their season came to an end when they suffered a hard-fought three-set loss to #4-seeded Burgueno and Morgan Watson of Foothill, 0-6, 6-4, 8-10. Also winning their first doubles match of the tournament, sophomore Mona Navalta (Norwalk HS) and freshman Mary Navata (Norwalk HS) defeated Ziola Cadera and Inez Martinez of Sacramento City College, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6. They also saw their season end when they suffered a 4-6, 2-6 loss to #10-seeded Graciela Favela and Jackie Marquez of Imperial Valley College.
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