COD Women’s Tennis returns after hiatus, falls to the Arabs, 7-2

COD Women’s Tennis returns after hiatus, falls to the Arabs, 7-2

COD (0-1) returned to the court for the first time since April of 2016, opening the 2018 season with a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference road match at the Imperial Valley Arabs (1-0), where the Roadrunners fell, 7-2.

Freshman Andrea Rapan (Thermal Coachella Valley) and freshman Claudia Stepien (Palm Desert H.S.) dominated their doubles match, grabbing an 8-1 victory, but the remaining doubles partners fell short in their face-offs.

In singles action, Stepien won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 and Rapan lost her first set, 6-2, then fought back to win her second set, 7-6, going into extras she lost, 7-2.

Freshman Annaya Zubick (Palm Springs H.S.), freshman Sariah Sanchez (Indio Shadow Hills), freshman Ana Laura Ochoa-Castillo (Albuquerque (NM) Atrisco Heritage Academy) and freshman Daniela Ramirez (Cathedral City H.S.) all fell in straight sets.

Imperial Valley defeated College of the Desert 7-2, in a PCAC women's tennis dual match played at Southwest High School in El Centro.


#1: Stepien/Rapan (COD) def. Bendanillo/Garcia (IVC), 8-1
#2: Acuna/Shunnarah (IVC) def. Zubick/Sanchez (COD), 8-3
#3: Vega/Rios (IVC) def. Ramirez/Ochoa-Castillo (COD), 8-2


#1: Claudia Stepien (COD) def. Stacey Bendanillo (IVC), 6-0 6-0
#2: Kim Acuna (IVC) def. Andrea Rapan (COD), 6-2 7-6 (7-2)
#3: Natalie Garcia (IVC) def. Annaya Zubick (COD), 6-4 6-2
#4: Natalie Shunnarah (IVC) def. Sariah Sanchez (COD), 6-0 6-1
#5: Jessica Vega (IVC) def. Ana Ochoa-Castillo (COD), 6-0 6-4
#6: Alyssa Rios (IVC) def. Daniela Ramirez (COD), 6-4 7-5

Overall Record: 0-1

PCAC Record: 0-1

next match: 2/8 San Diego City College @ COD 2pm

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