COD Women’s Tennis: Stepien wins singles / doubles, team falls short against Knights, 7-2

COD Women’s Tennis: Stepien wins singles / doubles, team falls short against Knights, 7-2

COD (0-2) returned home for the first time since March of 2016, continuing Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play, this time against the San Diego City Knights (2-1), 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 8-2 victory. The doubles team of freshman Ana Laura Ochoa-Castillo (Albuquerque (NM) Atrisco Heritage Academy) and freshman Daniela Ramirez (Cathedral City H.S.) played an impressive back-and-forth match, but fell, 8-6.

In singles action, Stepien won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3 and Rapan fell in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Freshman Annaya Zubick (Palm Springs H.S.) fought hard in her match as she lost her first set 8-6, then demolished her opponent in set two, 6-1, taking her match to a deciding third set, where she lost 10-3.

Freshman Sariah Sanchez (Indio Shadow Hills) lost 6-0 in her first set, then went the limit in her second set, falling 7-5.

Ochoa-Castillo win her first set, 6-4, then fell in her second set 6-4, and in the deciding third set, she went the distance in fighting back, but fell, 10-8. Ramirez lost in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0.

SDCC defeated College of the Desert 7-2, in a PCAC women's tennis dual match at College of the Desert.

#1: Stepien/Rapan (COD) def. Corpuz/Kathka (SDCC) 8-2
#2: Letzring/Vargas (SDCC) def. Zubick/Sanchez (COD) 8-2
#3: Abellana/Peoples (SDCC) def. Ochoa-Castillo/Ramirez (COD) 8-6

#1: Claudia Stepien (COD) def. Josah Corpuz (SDCC) 6-0 6-3
#2: Marilyn Kathy (SDCC) def. Andrea Rapan (COD) 6-0 6-0
#3: Erica Letzring (SDCC) def. Annaya Zubick (COD) 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, (10-3)
#4: Natasha Vargas (SDCC) def. Sariah Sanchez (COD) 6-0, 7-5
#5: Allayna Abellana (SDCC) def. Ana Laura Ochoa-Castillo (COD) 4-6, 6-4, (10-8)
#6: Karen Diaz (SDCC) def. Daniela Ramirez (COD) 6-3, 6-0

Overall record: 0-2

The Roadrunners will play their next match on 2/13/18 at 2pm vs. Mt. San Jacinto @ College of the Desert.

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