COD (4-2; 3-1) took a non-conference victory, as they hosted the Rio Hondo Roadrunners (2-4; 0-2), 7-2.
In doubles play for Desert the team of sophomore Andrea Rapan (Thermal Coachella Valley) and sophomore Annaya Zubick (Palm Springs H.S.) took the win against Rio Hondo in the extra set, 9-8 and 7-2. The team of freshman Adriana Vargas (La Quinta H.S.) and freshman Vanessa Rodriguez (Palm Springs H.S.) won, 8-5.
In singles play, Desert overwhelmed Rio Hondo, winning 5-1. The freshman Karla Munoz (Rancho Mirage H.S.) stunned her oppenent, finishing the match in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-0. Stepien once again had a great showing, taking the win, 6-1 and 6-0. Rodriguez, Rapan and Zubick each grabbed a win for Desert.
College of the Desert defeated Rio Hondo College, 7-2 in Non-Conference play at College of the Desert in Palm Desert.
#1: Stepien / Munoz (COD) def. Quach / valles (RIO) 8-0
#2: Diaz / Teller (RIO) def. Rapan / Zubick (COD) 9-8 (7-3)
#3: Vargas / Rodriguez (COD) def. Martinez / Garcia (COD) 8-5
#1: Claudia Stepien (COD) def. Quach (RIO) 6-1, 6-0
#2: Karla Munoz (COD) def. Valles (RIO) 6-0, 6-0
#3: Annaya Zubick (COD) def. Tellez (RIO) 6-0, 5-7 (10-5)
#4: Andrea Rapan (COD) def. Diaz (RIO) 6-0, 6-1
#5: Martinez (RIO) def. Madison Burns (COD) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
#6: Vanessa Rodriguez (COD) def. Garcia (RIO) 6-4, 6-3
Overall Record: 4-2
PCAC Record: 3-1
The next match for College of the Desert Women's Tennis will be at Imperial Valley on March 12th at 2p, where they will travel for a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) match against the Imperial Valley Arabs.
For additional information, please contact the COD Sports Information Office at 760.423.6641.
Information provided by COD Sports Information. Story by Ebony Macias (COD Sports Information Office).