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Glendale tops Vaqueros 6-3; SBCC takes 2nd in WSC

Freshman Gabrielle Goss won the No. 3 doubles 8-4, improving to 11-0 on the season with Madison Ortiz. (Photo by Dave Loveton)
Freshman Gabrielle Goss won the No. 3 doubles 8-4, improving to 11-0 on the season with Madison Ortiz. (Photo by Dave Loveton)

SBCC improved on its first meeting with Glendale but still came up short, dropping a 6-3 women's tennis match on Tuesday at Glendale.

Glendale secured the WSC title with a 10-0 record, two games ahead of the Vaqueros (11-3, 8-2), who lost for just the second time in 12 matches. The 11 wins by Santa Barbara are the second-most in the last 10 years.

Madison Ortiz rallied to win the No. 6 singles 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 and teamed with Gabrielle Goss to take the No. 3 doubles set 8-4. Goss/Ortiz are 11-0 on the season.

Maddie Seeds and Lesly Zapata De Lira rallied from a 7-4 deficit and won the last five games to take the No. 1 doubles 9-7.

"They kept their cool, stayed together and orchestrated an amazing comeback," said coach Randy Moharram.

The Vaqueros finished second in conference but will need to get an at-large invitation to make the eight-team Southern Cal Regional playoffs.

SBCC will play in the WSC Individual Championships on April 1-2 at Ventura.

Singles
1. Viktoriya Shumakova, GCC, def. Maddie Seeds 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Tsukimi Ono, GCC, def. Tyler Bunderson 6-1, 6-4
3. Meredy Gharabegi, GCC, def. Julianna Adelman 6-4, 6-4
4. Veronika Galstyan, GCC, def. Kassandra Ortiz 6-4, 6-2
5. Kanako Kihara, GCC, def. Gabrielle Goss 6-2, 6-3
6. Madison Ortiz, SBCC, def. Melonti Emmanouilidi 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
1. Seeds/Lesly Zapata De Lira, SBCC, def. Shumakova/Gharabegi 9-7
2. Ono/Galstyan, GCC, def. K. Ortiz/Savannah Bickle 8-3
3. Goss/M. Ortiz, SBCC, def. Kihara/Alexa Mendez 8-4