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Women's Tennis: Hyacinth wins two, Vikings fall 7-2 at Hope International in season opener

Sophomore Jasmine Hyacinth earned wins at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles vs. Hope International.
Sophomore Jasmine Hyacinth earned wins at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles vs. Hope International.

Sophomore Jasmine Hyacinth won her No. 4 singles match and combined with freshman Kelly Zellner to win at No. 3 doubles for both Long Beach City College points in the Vikings' 7-2 loss at Hope International University in both teams' season opener on Thursday.

Hope International, located in Fullerton, competes at the NAIA level.

LBCC freshman Mimi Mercado nearly picked up a victory at No. 1 singles. After splitting the opening sets vs. Sabrina Miller (6-1, 0-6), Mercado was edged 7-6 in the third.

Long Beach, now 0-1, hosts Santa Barbara City College in its home opener on Tuesday (Feb. 2) at 2 p.m.

Women's Tennis Box Score
Hope International University 7, Long Beach City College 2
January 28, 2016 @ Hope International/La Habra Tennis Center

Doubles
1. Sabrina Miller/Jessica Cornea (HIU) def. Dolores Cervantez/Mimi Mercado (LBCC) 8-2
2. Haley Robles/Celeste Chavez (HIU) def. Maria Gonzalez/Brittany Ruelas (LBCC) 8-4
3. Jasmine Hyacinth/Kelly Zellner (LBCC) def. Chelsea Dollinger/Jazmen Hillbert (HIU) 8-3

Singles
1. Sabrina Miller (HIU) def. Mimi Mercado (LBCC) 6-1, 0-6, 7-6
2. Jessica Cornea (HIU) def. Dolores Cervantez (LBCC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Haley Robles (HIU) def. Maria Gonzalez (LBCC) 5-7, 6-2 (10-4)
4. Jasmine Hyacinth (LBCC) def. Chelsea Bollinger (HIU) 6-1, 3-6
5. Celeste Chavez (HIU) def. Brittany Ruelas (LBCC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jazmen Hilbert (HIU) def. Kelly Zellner (LBCC) 6-2, 6-4

Records: Hope International 1-0, Long Beach 0-1