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Women’s Tennis: Vikings can’t keep up with No. 1 Cerritos, fall 9-0

Freshman Mimi Mercado returns a serve in her singles match vs. Cerritos. (Photo by Chris Ruiz)
Freshman Mimi Mercado returns a serve in her singles match vs. Cerritos. (Photo by Chris Ruiz)

Long Beach City College could do little to stop their crosstown rivals as the Vikings suffered a 9-0 South Coast Conference loss to visiting Cerritos College on Thursday. The Falcons entered the match after just recently being named the No. 1 team in Southern California by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

LBCC opened the contest with 8-1 losses at all three doubles matches. In singles, the Vikings suffered 6-0, 6-0 losses at the top three positions while freshman Brittany Ruelas totaled three points in her 6-1, 6-2 defeat by Cerritos' Danielle Pastor at No. 5.

The loss dropped Long Beach to 2-12 overall and 2-7 in the SCC while Cerritos improved to 14-1 and 8-0 in conference play. The Vikings return to action on Monday (Mar. 21) when they host Colby College of Maine in a 2 p.m. non-conference match.

Cerritos College 9, Long Beach City College 0
March 17, 2016 @ LBCC

SINGLES
1. Taylor Heath (CERR) def. Delores Cervantez (LBCC), 6-0, 6-0
2. Anastasia Khomyachenko (CERR) def. Mimi Mercado (LBCC), 6-0, 6-0
3. Tiffany Sanchez (CERR) def. Jasmine Hyacinth (LBCC), 6-0, 6-0
4. Jovana Milosevic (CERR) def. Maria Gonzalez (LBCC), 6-0, 6-1
5. Danielle Pastor (CERR) def. Brittany Ruelas (LBCC), 6-1, 6-2
6. Elizabeth Aceves (CERR) def. Kelly Zellner (LBCC), 6-2, 6-0 

DOUBLES
1. Taylor Heath/Anastasia Khomyachenko (CERR) def. Mimi Mercado/Jasmine Hyacinth (LBCC), 8-1
2. Tiffany Sanchez/Valentina Polonyi (CERR) def. Maria Gonzalez/Brittany Ruelas (LBCC), 8-1
3. Jovana Milosevic/Danielle Pastor (CERR) def. Delores Cervantez/Kelly Zellner (LBCC), 8-1