Win sends Cerritos to CCCAA Team State Championship to face NorCal Champion De Anza

Win sends Cerritos to CCCAA Team State Championship to face NorCal Champion De Anza

CCCAA Women's Tennis Championships

NorCal Championship
De Anza 5, American River 2

SoCal Championship
Cerritos 5, Glendale 0

NORWALK, Calif. - For the second time in three seasons, the Cerritos College women's tennis team has advanced to the CCCAA Team State Championship match. The Falcons (24-1), ranked #1 in the state, defeated #3-seeded Glendale College, 5-0 and will now look to win their second team state championship. The team will face the Northen California champion on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Pierpont Racquet Club in Ventura. Back in 2016, Cerritos defeated DeAnza College for their first-ever CCCAA Team State Championship.

The Falcons, who defeated the Vaqueros, 9-0 in their first match of the season, swept through the doubles matches to take a commanding 3-0 team score lead heading into singles action. The closest doubles match came at #2, as sophomore Petra Such (Illyes Gyula, Hungary) and freshman Moa Lindstrom (Dragonskolans Elitidrottgymnasium, Sweden) posted an 8-5 win. They led the entire way, but had trouble shaking Miah Webb and Sabrina Subero. In the #3 match, the Cerritos duo of sophomore Itzi Torres (ITESM CEM, Mexico/Kansas Wesleyan University) and Diviana Bravo (Rosa de Jesus Cordero, Ecuador) held a close 4-3 lead, but went on to win the next four games for an 8-3 victory.

Freshman Kseniia Prokopchuk (School 45, Ukraine), who teamed with sophomore Lisa Suzuki(Fujimigaoka, Japan/Seward County, KS CC) for an 8-2 doubles win, also accounted for one of the singles wins, recording a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the #3 position. Bravo, who plays at #6 singles, locked down the team win with her 6-0, 6-1 victory.

Lisa Suzuki/Kseniia Prokopchuk (CERR) def. Srna Lepchevska/Hailey McNall (GLEN), 8-2
Petra Such/Moa Lindstrom (CERR) def. Miah Webb/Sabrina Subero (GLEN), 8-5
Itzi Torres/Diviana Bravo (CERR) def. Ruth Kachatorian/Felicia Moradian (GLEN), 8-3

Lisa Suzuki (CERR) led Miah Webb (GLEN), 6-3, 1-1
Petra Such (CERR) led Srna Lepchevska (GLEN), 6-4
Kseniia Prokopchuk (CERR) def. Hailey McNall (GLEN), 6-1, 6-0
Moa Lindstrom (CERR) led Sabrina Subero (GLEN), 6-3, 1-2
Itzi Torres (CERR) led Ruth Kachatorian (GLEN), 6-1, 1-1
Diviana Bravo (CERR) def. Felicia Moarian (GLEN), 6-0, 6-1

(John Van Gaston, Cerritos Athletics)