W. Tennis: Falcons open conference play with 9-0 win

Lisa Suzuki won her singles match in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0
Lisa Suzuki won her singles match in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0

For the ninth time this season, and fourth match in a row, the Cerritos College women's tennis team shut out their opponent. On Thursday, the Falcons (11-1, 1-0) opened South Coast Conference play with a 9-0 win over visiting Rio Hondo College. It was the ninth win in a row for Cerritos, who will get a week's rest before hosting El Camino College in another conference match.

It was a quick match for the Falcons, who won two of the three doubles matches by an 8-0 score, while the top four singles matches were 6-0, 6-0 shutout wins. Sophomores Lisa Suzuki (Fujimigaoka, Japan/Seward County (KS) CC) and Petra Such (Illyes Gyula, Hungary), along with freshmen Kseniia Prokopchuk (School 45, Ukraine) and Moa Lindstrom (Dragonskolans Elitidrottgymnasium, Sweden) did not lose a game in both singles and doubles against the Roadrunners.

In the #5 singles match, sophomore Diviana Bravo (Rosa de Jesus Cordero, Ecuador) earned a 6-1, 6-0 decision and teamed with sophomore Itzi Torres (ITESM CEM, Mexico/Kansas Wesleyan University) for an 8-1 doubles victory. The only match where more than one game was surrendered came in #6 singles, where sophomore Mary Navalta (Norwalk HS) recorded a 6-3, 6-2 victory.

Lisa Suzuki (CERR) def. Jane Quach (RHC), 6-0, 6-0
Petra Such (CERR) def. Jacqueline Azpetia Flores (RHC), 6-0, 6-0
Kseniia Prokopchuk (CERR) def. Ruth Arciniega Torres (RHC), 6-0, 6-0
Moa Lindstrom (CERR) def. Raquel Rice (RHC), 6-0, 6-0
Diviana Bravo (CERR) def. Cindy Lai (RHC), 6-1, 6-0
Mary Navalta (CERR) def. Roxanne Valverde (RHC), 6-3, 6-2

Lisa Suzuki/Kseniia Prokopchuk (CERR) def. Jane Quach/Jacqueline Azpetia Flores (RHC), 8-0
Petra Such/Moa Lindstrom (CERR) def. Ruth Arciniega Torres/Roxanne Valverde (RHC), 8-0
Diviana Bravo/Itzi Torres (CERR) def. Raquel Rice/Cindy Lai (RHC), 8-1

Photos by Daryl Peterson