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Women’s Tennis: Long Beach snaps losing streak with 9-0 win at Victor Valley

Freshman Maria Gonzalez was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 4 singles and also won at No. 1 doubles at Victor Valley. (File photo by Chris Ruiz)
Freshman Maria Gonzalez was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 4 singles and also won at No. 1 doubles at Victor Valley. (File photo by Chris Ruiz)

Long Beach City College snaped a five-match losing streak thanks to a 9-0 South Coast Conference win at Victor Valley College on Thursday. LBCC improved to 2-10 overall and 2-5 in conference play with both victories coming against Victor Valley.

In singles action, the Vikings surrendered just five points to the Rams. Dolores Cervantez at No. 1 (6-1, 6-1), Mimi Mercado at No. 2 (6-0, 6-1), Jasmine Hyacinth at No. 3 (6-0, 6-2), and Maria Gonzalez at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0) all had easy wins. LBCC's Brittany Ruelas and Kelly Zellner picked up wins by default at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

In doubles, Ruelas and Gonzalez at No. 1 had the most competitive match, but beat Victor Valley's team of Paige Jones and Victoria Craig by a final score of 8-6. Cervantez and Zellner won 8-2 at No. 2 while LBCC picked up another win by default at No. 3 doubles.

Long Beach returns to action on Tuesday (Mar. 15) when the Vikings travel to College of the Desert for a 2 p.m. conference match.

Women's Tennis Box Score
Long Beach City College 9, Victor Valley College 0
March 10, 2016 @ Victor Valley College 

Singles
1. Dolores Cervantez (LBCC) def. Paige Jones (VVC); 6-1, 6-1
2. Mimi Mercado (LBCC) def. Victoria Craig (VVC); 6-0, 6-1
3. Jasmine Hyacinth (LBCC) def. Oslyn Wilson (VVC); 6-0, 6-2
4. Maria Gonzalez (LBCC) def. Alehandra Salazar (VVC); 6-0, 6-0
5. Brittany Ruelas (LBCC) wins by forfeit
6. Kelly Zellner (LBCC) wins by forfeit

Doubles
1. Gonzalez/Ruelas (LBCC) def. Craig/Jones (VVC); 8-6
2. Hyacinth/Gonzalez (LBCC) def. O. Wilson/A. Salazar (VVC); 8-2
3. LBCC wins by forfeit

Records: Long Beach 2-10, 2-5 SCC; Victor Valley 0-7, 0-5 SCC