Women's Tennis Stays Unbeaten, Pushes Streak to Seven
By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
SYLMAR — College of the Canyons managed to stay unbeaten with a narrow 5-4 road victory at L.A. Mission College on Monday, as the Cougars went 2-for-3 in doubles play and claimed three singles points, aided by an injury default in the No. 3 position.
Monday's match marked the start of the second round of Western State Conference (WSC) play and pitted first place Canyons (8-2, 7-0) vs. the conference's second place team in LAMC (9-3, 5-2).
In singles action it was No. 2 player Lexi Paunovic and No. 6 Lauren Hannah playing to valuable points for the Cougars. Meanwhile, in the No. 3 singles match Jennifer Russell emerged victorious due to an injury default.
With five regular season matches remaining COC next takes the court at Santa Monica College for a 1 p.m. match on Thursday, March 3.
Full results from Tuesday's match vs. L.A. Mission are included below:
1. Paunovic/Villarta (COC) loses to Kynclova/Cornejo (LAMC) — 0-8
2. Hannah/Russell (COC) defeats Prado/Galvan (LAMC) — 8-3
3. Neal/Heiber (COC) defeats Garcia/Zamorano (LAMC) — 8-2
1. Ashley Villarta (COC) loses to Anna Kynclova (LAMC) — 1-6, 0-6
4. Lauren Neal COC) loses to Verenice Prado (LAMC) — 3-6, 2-6
-Photo by Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information