The Long Beach City College women's tennis team is still in search of its first win of the season as the Vikings suffered a 6-3 non-conference defeat at nearby Cypress College on Wednesday.
Sophomore Jasmine Hyacinth (Mayfair HS) was a winner at No. 4 singles as she defeated Cypress' Vi Nguyen 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. Long Beach also earned wins by default at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.
Hyacinth and freshman Maria Gonzalez (Norwalk HS) nearly pulled off a victory at No. 2 doubles, but were edged 8-5 by the Chargers' duo of Shamine Singh and Mallika Tith. Gonzalez also played Singh tough at No. 3 singles, but lost by scores of 7-5, 6-4.
Long Beach returns to action next Wednesday (Feb. 10) at 3 p.m. when the Vikings host Bakersfield College in a non-conference match.
Women's Tennis Box Score
Cypress College 6, Long Beach City College 3
February 3, 2016 @ Cypress College
1. Kalie Laubie (CC) def. Mimi Mercado (LBCC): 6-0, 6-2
2. Brittni Jenkins (CC) def. Dolores Cervantez (LBCC): 6-2, 6-1
3. Shamine Singh (CC) def. Maria Gonzalez (LBCC): 7-5, 6-4
4. Jasmine Hyacinth (LBCC) def. Vi Nguyen(CC): 6-2, 6-2
5. Mallika Tith (CC) def. Malek Ghattassi (LBCC): 6-3, 6-2
6. LBCC def. CC - default
1. Laub/Jenkins (CC) def. Mercado/Cervantez (LBCC): 8-1
2. Singh/Tith (CC) def. Gonzalez/Hyacinth (LBCC): 8-5
3. LBCC def. CC – default
Records: Cypress 1-0, Long Beach 0-3