Story and photos by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
The Lady Cougars managed to win two singles points but couldn't find much else in a 7-2 home loss to first place Santa Barbara City College on Thursday in Valencia.
Una Stanisavljevic continued her conference undefeated streak winning 6-4, 6-4 to improve to 10-0 on the season.
Nicole Villarta also scored for Canyons, coming from behind to find victory in her match 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The loss halted COC's win streak at five matches and dropped the Lady Cougars into third place in the Western State Conference (WSC) standings. Canyons is two games behind SBCC (12-2, 10-0) and half a game back of second place Bakersfield College (12-1, 8-1).
Thursday's match concluded the season series with SBCC. COC has four regular season matches remaining on the schedule including two vs. Bakersfield and one more meeting vs. Glendale, the three-time defending conference champions.
Canyons will travel north to face Bakersfield at 2 p.m. on Friday in a match that was originally scheduled for Feb. 21, but had to be rescheduled due to weather.
Full match results are listed below:
1. Una Stanisavljevic (COC) defeats Jamaica Buyse (SBCC) — 6-4, 6-4
2. Marisa Wambolt (COC) loses to Joice Buyse (SBCC) — 3-6, 5-7
3. Nicole Villarta (COC) defeats Anya Nicolaides (SBCC) — 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Calista Lian (COC) loses to Maddie Mitchell (SBCC) — 0-6, 1-6
5. COC loses to SBCC — Forfeit
6. COC loses to SBCC — Forfeit
1. Stanisavljevic/Villarta (COC) loses to Ja. Buyse/Jo. Buyse (SBCC) — 5-8
2. Wambolt/Lian (COC) loses to Jule Lauinger/Julia Jakobsen (SBCC) — 4-8
3. COC loses to SBCC — Forfeit
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