W. Tennis: Final regular season match ends in a 6-3 loss

Alba Gonzalez and the Falcons fell to Saddleback
Alba Gonzalez and the Falcons fell to Saddleback

Playing in their final dual match of the season, the Cerritos College women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 non-conference decision to Saddleback College on Thursday. The Falcons (3-9, 1-5) will be hosting the South Coast Conference Tournament next Thursday and Friday.

The two teams split the six matches that were played, with the Gauchos (3-10) receiving three team points due to Falcon forfeits. In singles play, Cerritos won three of the four matches, led by sophomore Moa Lindström (Dragonskolan Elitidrottgymnasium, Sweden), who posted a 6-2, 6-4 straight set win in the #1 position. As for freshman Alba Gonzalez (Colegio Madre Guadalupe, Venezuela), she also won in straight sets in the #2 spot, 6-3, 6-0. The third win came from freshman Evelyn Rodriguez Toro (Compton HS), who earned a 7-6 (7-2), 6-0 win in the #4 spot.

Freshman Selene Bayardo (Long Beach Millikan HS) was forced to retire from her singles match due to a nagging injury after battling through a doubles match with Lindström in an 8-4 setback. It marked the first time the two teamed together in doubles play. It was the same for Rodriguez Toro and Gonzalez, who suffered an 8-4 loss in their first pairing together.

Moa Lindström (CERR) def. Kaitlyn Avilez (SADD), 6-2, 6-4
Alba Gonzalez (CERR) def. Siena Rosnagle (SADD), 6-3, 6-0
Alexa Berg (SADD) def. Selene Bayardo (CERR), 6-1, 1-0 (retired)
Evelyn Rodriguez Toro (CERR) def. Tamra Sims (SADD), 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
Saddleback win by forfeit
Saddleback win by forfeit

Kaitlyn Avilez/Siena Rosnagle (SADD) def. Moa Lindström/Selene Bayardo (CERR), 8-4
Bailey Donine/Sydney Rage (SADD) def. Alba Gonzalez/Evelyn Rodriguez Toro (CERR), 8-4
Saddleback win by forfeit

Photos by Daryl Peterson