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Women’s Tennis: Hyacinth, Gonzalez advance at state tournament with upset win, season ends in third round

Women’s Tennis: Hyacinth, Gonzalez advance at state tournament with upset win, season ends in third round

The Long Beach City College doubles team of sophomore Jasmine Hyacinth (Mayfair HS) and freshman Maria Gonzalez (Norwalk HS) pulled off a 1-6, 6-4, 10-6 upset win over the No. 12-seeded duo of Sally Finney and Coral Imhoff of Santa Rosa Junior College on Thursday in a second-round match of the 2016 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Tennis State Championship.

But their season came to an end on Friday as Hyacinth and Gonzalez suffered a 6-0, 6-0 loss in a third-round match against the fifth-seeded Irvine Valley College team of Sarah Garcia and Samantha Schwarz. 

Hyacinth and Gonzalez are the second consecutive LBCC doubles team to earn a win at the state championships. Last year, the duo of Nikki Tigas and Judith Aguilar picked up an opening-round win at the tourney.

The Vikings are led by second-year head coach Renzo Maggi.