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Lady Cougars Tennis Gets Past AVC 5-4

COC women's tennis player Seleste Sakato.

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director

LANCASTER, Calif. — After a tough two-match skid the Lady Cougars got back in the win column with a 5-4 road victory over Antelope Valley College on Tuesday.

Canyons (9-5) got the victory despite playing shorthanded and forfeiting both a singles and doubles match.

The 5-4 result was aided by wins from Una Stanisavljevic (6-0, 6-3), Nicole Villarta (6-1, 6-4) and Seleste Sakato (6-0, 6-3).

The doubles pairing of Stanisavljevic/Sakato won 8-1, while the combination of Celeste Hernandez/Villarta was an 8-5 winner.

COC will next host Bakersfield in its final home match at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Full match results are listed below:


1. Una Stanisavljevic (COC) defeats Viktoriia Belogonova (AVC) — 6-0, 6-3

2. Nicole Villarta (COC) defeats Erica Garcia (AVC) — 6-1, 6-4

3.  Celeste Hernandez (COC) loses to Becca Jaimes (AVC) —3-6, 0-6

4.  Seleste Sakato (COC) defeats Mary Flint-Herrera (AVC) — 6-0, 6-3

5.  Calista Lian (COC) loses to Natalie Pinzon (AVC) —2-6, 2-6

6. COC loses to AVC — Forfeit


1. Stanisavljevic/Sakato (COC) defeats Belogonova/Flint-Herrera (AVC) — 8-1

2. Hernandez/Villarta (COC) defeats Garcia/Jaimes (AVC) — 8-5

3. COC loses to AVC — Forfeit

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