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Ventura spoils Vaqueros’ home opener, 6-3

Sasha Hedberg serves during his 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 upset of defending state champion Hiro Koyanagi.
Sasha Hedberg serves during his 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 upset of defending state champion Hiro Koyanagi.

Ventura took four singles matches and two doubles on Thursday to spoil SBCC's first home tennis match in three years with a 6-3 victory at Pershing Park.

Sophomore Sasha Hedberg, the Vaqueros' No. 1 player, stunned Hiro Koyanagi 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Koyanagi, a sophomore from Japan, won the state singles title last year and didn't lose a set.

Ventura improved to 3-0 and 1-0 in the WSC while the Vaqueros fell to 1-5 and 1-1.

Ryan Chung got SBCC's other singles point, beating Leo Santos 6-3, 6-3. Hedberg also posted the doubles point, teaming with Parker Turek to take the No. 3 set, 9-7.

The Vaqueros will host Bakersfield on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Singles
1. Sasha Hedberg, SBCC, def. Hiro Koyanagi 3-6, ,6-4, 6-4
2. Corey Karen, VC, def. Emerson Sekban 6-2, 6-0
3. Guenter Newman, VC, def. Andrew Tufenkian 7-6 (1), 6-1
4. Ryan Chung, SBCC, def. Leo Santos 6-3, 6-3
5. Michael Burr, VC, def. Derek Lipanski 6-2, 6-4
6. Victor Ribeiro, VC, def. Parker Turek 6-4, 6-4

Doubles
1. Koyanagi/Karen, VC, def. Sekban/Tufenkian 8-2
2. Newman/Burr, VC, def. Chung/Lipanski 8-4
3. Hedberg/Turek, SBCC, def. Santos/Ribeiro 9-7