The Pirates' women's tennis team battled cool and blustery conditions at the VC Tennis Center Tuesday, facing Santa Barbara City College in the Western State Conference opener for both teams. Ventura battled, but ultimately was swept by the Vaquero's 9-0. Tanya Thompson extended her opponent to a tiebreak in the first set before falling in No. 4 singles 7-6, 6-3 and Aliyah Amaya took her opponent in No. 5 singles to a second-set tiebreaker.
In doubles play, Amaya and Alexis Hernandez nearly earned a point, falling 9-8.
the Pirates continue WSC play on Thursday Feb. 7 at Glendale College.
Ventura 0, Santa Barbara 9
1. Victoria Neumann (VC) lost to Joica Buyse (SBCC) 6-3, 6-2
2. Alexis Hernandez (VC) lost to Anya Nicolaides (SBCC) 6-3, 6-0
3. Keressa Garland (VC) lost to Victoria Dafos (SBCC) 6-2, 6-0
4. Tanya Thompson (VC) lost to Jule Lauinger (SBCC) 7-6, 6-3
5. Aliyah Amaya (VC) lost to Maddie Mitchell (SBCC) 6-0, 7-6
6. Cali Iadevaia (VC) lost to Julia Jakobsen (SBCC) 6-0, 6-0
1. Neumann/Iadevaia (VC) lost to Nicolaides/Dafos (SBCC) 8-2
2. Garland/Thompson (VC) lost to Buyse/Jakobsen (SBCC) 8-0
3. Amaya/Hernandez (VC) lost to Mitchell/Maile Cornair (SBCC) 9-8
Season Record: Ventura 0-2 (0-1)