COD Women’s Tennis grabs first team win of 2018, knocking out the Olympians, 8-1

COD Women’s Tennis grabs first team win of 2018, knocking out the Olympians, 8-1

COD (1-3) collected their first win of 2018, knocking off Conference foe, the San Diego Mesa Olympians (0-3), 8-1.

In doubles play, the team of freshman Claudia Stepien (Palm Desert H.S.) and freshman Andrea Rapan (Thermal Coachella Valley) battled and won their match, 8-4. The team of freshman Annaya Zubick (Palm Springs H.S.) and freshman Sariah Sanchez (Indio Shadow Hills) had to fight back in their match, but survived a scare, winning 8-6 and the team of freshman Daniela Ramirez (Cathedral City H.S.) and freshman Ana Laura Ochoa-Castillo (Albuquerque (NM) Atrisco Heritage Academy) easily won their doubles match, 8-1.

In singles play, Stepien and Zubick won in straight sets, so did Ochoa-Castillo and Ramirez. Rapan lost her first set, 6-2, then won her second set 6-3 and battled back to win the deciding extra set, 10-7. Sanchez payed an amazing singles match, which caused the team to turn on the lights as it went four solid sets. She lost set one, 6-2 and won set two 7-6, then won the extra set 7-4, but lost the final set 10-6.

The next match for College of the Desert Women's Tennis will be on the road on February 20th at 2p, where they will continue Pacific Coast Athletic Conference-North Division (PCAC-North) at the Palomar Comets of San Marcos. Hope to see you there.

College of the Desert defeated San Diego Mesa College 8-1, in a PCAC women's tennis dual match at Mesa College in Clairemont Mesa.


#1: Stepien/Rapan (COD) def. Mikayla/Megan (MESA), 8-4
#2: Zubick/Sanchez (COD) def. Henry/Ochoa (MESA), 8-6
#3: Ramirez/Ochoa-Castillo (COD) def. Cortes/Melissa (MESA), 8-1


#1: Claudia Stepien (COD) def. Mikayla (MESA), 6-1, 6-2
#2: Andrea Rapan (COD) def. Megan (MESA) 2-6, 6-3, (10-7)
#3: Annaya Zubick (COD) def. Maria Ochoa (MESA) 6-0, 6-0
#4: Regina Henry (MESA) def. Sariah Sanchez (COD) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 10-6
#5: Ana Laura Ochoa-Castillo (COD) def. Andrea Cortes (MESA) 6-2, 6-0
#6: Daniela Ramirez (COD) def. Melissa (MESA), 6-1, 6-0

Overall record: 1-3
PCAC Record: 1-3

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