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Downey qualifies for State on first day of WSC Tourney

Teresa Downey qualified for the State Tourney in both singles and doubles. (Photo by Dave Loveton, SBCC sports information)
Teresa Downey qualified for the State Tourney in both singles and doubles. (Photo by Dave Loveton, SBCC sports information)

SBCC freshman Teresa Downey, the No. 1 seed for the WSC Individual Women's Tennis Tournament, qualified for the State Championships at Ojai in both singles and doubles on Friday at Ventura College.

Downey, a 46-year-old mother of two, had a first-round bye, then swept Ayaka Takeuchi of Glendale 6-2, 6-1 to earn a berth in the State tourney on April 24-27. The left-handed Downey teamed with Monica Kunz to down Karissa Coronel/Georgia Farrar of Ventura 6-2, 6-0 in a first-round doubles match.

Downey won her 10th straight singles match to improve to 10-1 on the year and 9-0 in the WSC.

Gabriela McDaniel, the Vaqueros No. 2 player, blanked Chrystal Aki of Antelope Valley 6-0, 6-0 in the first round, then fell to Yannick Garcia of Ventura 6-1, 6-1. McDaniel will compete in the back draw on Saturday with hopes of qualifying for the State tourney.

Kunz, Kenzie Usher and Lisa Van Dijk all suffered first-round losses for the Vaqueros. Sophie Fink withdrew due to illness.