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Vaqueros blank Grossmont 9-0 in opener

Vaqueros blank Grossmont 9-0 in opener

SBCC swept Grossmont 9-0 in its women's tennis season opener on Friday in El Cajon, losing just one set in the process.

Returning No. 1 player Madison Seeds won 6-2, 6-0 and No. 2 Julianna Adelman had a similarly easy victory, 6-1, 6-1. The only tough match came in No. 6 singles when Savannah Bickle rallied for a 3-6, 6-4 (10-3 pro set tiebreaker) triumph.

"I'm really proud of our performance," said first-year head coach Randy Moharram. "Savannah particularly showed resiliency, fighting back after losing the first set to win the second and take the tiebreaker for the match. This was a good team win and a great way to open the season."

The Vaqueros top five players didn't lose a set and posted a 60-8 record in games. Grossmont has won 11 state championships, most recently in 2008.

Santa Barbara plays at Saddleback on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Singles
1. Madison Seeds def. O. West 6-2, 6-0
2. Julianna Adelman def. A. Digiovanni 6-1, 6-1
3. Gabrielle Goss def. Alexia Mercer 6-2, 6-0
4. Kassandra Ortiz def. T. Whitaker 6-0, 6-1
5. Lesly Zapata De Lira def. Hannah Interlicchia 6-1, 6-0
6. Savannah Bickle def. T. Maier 3-6, 6-4, (10-3)   ** 10-point tie-breaker

Doubles
1. Seeds/Zapata De Lira def. San Ramon/Villa 8-2
2. K. Ortiz/Bickle def. West/Digiovannia 8-3
3. Madison Ortiz/Goss def. Mercer/Whitaker 8-0