COD Women’s Tennis takes on the tenacious Griffins, falling 6-3

COD Women’s Tennis takes on the tenacious Griffins, falling 6-3

COD (3-4) snaps an impressive three-game winning streak, falling to the Grossmont Griffins (6-3), 6-3.

In doubles play, the team of freshman Claudia Stepien (Palm Desert H.S.) and freshman Andrea Rapan (Thermal Coachella Valley) won their match, 8-1. The team of freshman Annaya Zubick (Palm Springs H.S.) and freshman Sariah Sanchez (Indio Shadow Hills) battled in their match, falling, 8-4 and the team of freshman Daniela Ramirez (Cathedral City H.S.) and freshman Ana Laura Ochoa-Castillo (Albuquerque (NM) Atrisco Heritage Academy) fought hard in an 8-5 loss.

In singles play, Stepien and Zubick won in straight sets, Stepien winning 6-0, 6-0 while Zubick winning, 6-3, 6-0. Rapan, Sanchez, Ochoa-Castillo and Ramirez played hard fought singles matches, losing in straight sets.

The next home match for College of the Desert Women's Tennis will be on March 8th at 2p, where they will continue Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) against the Imperial Valley Arabs. Hope to see you there.

Grossmont College defeated College of the Desert 6-3, in a PCAC women's tennis dual match at home in Palm Desert.


#1: C. Stepien/A. Rapan (COD) def. K. Jasso/M. Liljekvist (GROS), 8-1
#2: J.Kan/A. Franklin (GROS) def. A. Zubick/S. Sanchez (COD), 8-4
#3: J. Blanco/K. Martinez (GROS) def. D.Ramirez/A. Ochoa-Castillo (COD), 8-5


#1: Claudia Stepien (COD) def. Katrinna Jasso (GROS) 6-0, 6-0
#2: Madeline Liljekvist (GROS) def. Andrea Rapan (COD) 6-0, 6-1
#3: Annaya Zubick (COD) def. Jillian Kan (GROS) 6-3, 6-0
#4: Alycia Franklin (GROS) def. Sariah Sanchez (COD) 6-1, 6-1
#5: Jessica Blanco (GROS) def. Ana Ochoa-Castillo (COD) 7-6, 6-0
#6: Karina Martinez (GROS) def. Daniela Ramirez (COD) 6-1, 6-3

Overall record: 3-4
PCAC Record: 3-4

Story by Ashtyn Lyneis (COD Sports Information)
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