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Women's Tennis

SBCC cruises past Canyons in first-place battle, 7-2

Ashley Allen, serving, and Sydney Paillon took the No. 3 doubles, 8-5. (Photo by Christina Klein)
Ashley Allen, serving, and Sydney Paillon took the No. 3 doubles, 8-5. (Photo by Christina Klein)

SBCC handed Canyons its first loss in women's tennis on Thursday and took control of the WSC with a 7-2 triumph in Santa Clarita.

The Vaqueros (5-1, 4-0) won their fifth straight match and 19th consecutive WSC match. The Cougars fell to 6-1 and 2-1.

At No. 2 doubles, Jamaica and Joica Buyse had control of the set at 7-3, then COC rallied to tie it 7-7. The Buyse sisters won the next two games to secure the 9-7 victory. The Vaqueros had a 3-0 lead after the doubles.

Kelly Coulson and Jamaica Buyse won in straight sets at No. 1 and 2 singles to secure the match with a 5-0 lead.

"Our No. 6, Sydney Paillon, was down 5-4 in the first set, then rallied to win 7-5, 6-0," noted coach Christina Klein. "She had a great comeback and never let up in the second set. At No. 3, Maura Mannix was up 6-2, 5-2, then her opponent came back to tie it 5-5. Maura was able to remain cool and calm as she won 7-5 in second set.

"Overall the girls performed strong and never gave up."

The SBCC Vaqueros will host the Glendale Vaqueros on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Doubles
1. Coulson/Mannix, SBCC, def. Stanisavljevic/Macadam 8-2
2. Jamaica Buyse/Joica Buyse, SBCC, def. Villarta/Cohen 9-7
3. Allen/Paillon, SBCC, def. Jennifer Russell/Lauren Hannah 8-5

Singles
1. Kelly Coulson, SBCC, def. Una Stanisavljevic 6-0, 6-1
2. Jamaica Buyse, SBCC, def. Nicole Villarta 6-4, 6-3
3. Maura Mannix, SBCC, def. Taylor Cohen 6-2, 7-5
4. Mary Macadam, COC, def. Joica Buyse, 4-6, 1-2, Buyse retired
5. Jennifer Russell, COC, def. Ashley Allen 2-6, 6-4, (10-8)
6. Sydney Paillon, SBCC, def. Jaclyn Wosk 7-5, 6-0