Ventura College Athletics

Women's Tennis Edges Bakersfield For Conference Victory

Pirate freshman Alison Jones won her No. 3 singles match Thursday, helping lead Ventura past visiting Bakersfield 5-4.
Pirate freshman Alison Jones won her No. 3 singles match Thursday, helping lead Ventura past visiting Bakersfield 5-4.

The VC women's tennis team came from behind Thursday to defeat visiting Bakersfield 5-4 at the VC Tennis Center. Sylvie Van Cott continued her dominance at No. 1 singles, and also won in No. 1 doubles with Tanya Thompson. Aline Rojas clinched the match with her win in No. 2 singles and Allison Jones prevailed in No. 3 singles. Denissa Garcia earned a point with her default victory in No. 4 singles.

Van Cott and Thompson won the only points for the Pirates (3-2, 2-2) in doubles, posting an 8-3 victory. The renegades won Nos. 2 and 3 doubles to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

In singles, Van Cott remained undefeated with a love and love win at No. 1 to even the match. Garcia then won in No. 4 singles, 6-1, 1-0, ret. and Jones prevailed at No. 3, 6-2, 6-1. Rojas clinched the victory for the Pirates with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles.

Ventura next hosts Saddleback on Friday Feb. 14 at 2:00 pm.

Ventura 5, Bakersfield 4

Doubles
1. Van Cott/Thompson (VC) def. Stanisavljevic/MacAdam (CoC), 8-3
2. Rojas/Garcia (VC) lost to Villarta/Cohen (CoC), 8-1
3. Jones/Dee Emami (VC) lost to Hannah/Russell (CoC), 8-1

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles
1. Sylvie Van Cott (VC) def. Grecia De La Cruz (BC), 6-0, 6-0
2. Aline Rojas (VC) def. Katelyn Wernhart (BC), 6-2, 6-0
3. Allison Jones (VC) def. Hannah Purvis (BC), 6-2, 6-1
4. Denissa Garcia (VC) def. Tanya Cedillo (BC), 6-1, 1-0, ret.
5. Tanya Thompson (VC) lost to Ella Sill (BC), 6-3, 6-1
6. Isabella DeRosa (VC) lost to Lexie Alderete (BC), 6-3, 6-2

Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 2, 5, 6