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Lady Cougars Push Streak to Five in 6-3 Win Over Ventura

COC women's tennis player Celeste Hernandez.

Story and photos by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director

The Lady Cougars won again on Tuesday, defeating visiting Ventura College 6-3 to run its current win streak to five straight conference matches and move within a game of first place Santa Barbara City College.

COC freshman Una Stanisavlievic remained undefeated in conference play with her victory (6-4, 6-0), then joined forces with teammate Seleste Sakato to help win the Cougars' No. 1 doubles pairing by an 8-3 margin. 

Sophomore Marissa Wambolt (6-0, 6-3), freshman Nicole Villarta (7-5, 6-3) and Sakato (6-2, 6-2) all picked up comfortable wins to open up an early 4-2 advantage over the Pirates heading into doubles play.

In the later matches the combination of Celeste Hernandez and Calista Lian, which both lost their singles outings, came away with an 8-3 doubles victory. That advantage helped COC to its 6-3 final score.

Canyons (8-3, 8-1), which owns the longest active win streak in the conference, will next host SBCC (11-2, 9-0) at home on Thursday. That match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Full match results are listed below: 


1. Una Stanisavljevic (COC) defeats Victoria Neumann (VC) — 6-4, 6-0

2. Marisa Wambolt (COC) defeats Aliyah Amaya (VC) — 6-0, 6-3

3. Nicole Villarta (COC) defeats Tanya Thompson (VC) — 7-5, 6-3

4. Celeste Hernandez (COC) loses to Keressa Garland (VC) — 1-6, 7-5, 5-7

5. Seleste Sakato defeats Denissa Garcia (VC) — 6-2, 6-2

6. Calista Lian loses to Cali Ladevaia (VC) — 2-6, 0-6


1. Stanisavljevic/Sakato (COC) defeats Neumann/Thompson (VC) — 8-3

2. Villarta/Wambolt (COC) defeats Amaya/Garland (VC) — 8-3

3. Hernandez/Lian (COC) loses to Garcia/Ladevaia (VC) — 8-3


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