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Vaqueros edge Ventura 5-4

Gabrielle Goss, a freshman from Santa Barbara High, teamed with Madison Ortiz, a freshman from Righetti High, to win the decisive doubles set 8-4. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Gabrielle Goss, a freshman from Santa Barbara High, teamed with Madison Ortiz, a freshman from Righetti High, to win the decisive doubles set 8-4. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

Gabrielle Goss and Madison Ortiz took the No. 3 doubles set 8-4 on Thursday, lifting SBCC to a 5-4 women's tennis victory over Ventura at the Pershing Park courts.

It was the second 5-4 win over Ventura for the Vaqueros this year. SBCC improved to 9-2 overall and stayed in second in the WSC at 6-1, one game behind Glendale (7-0) with three to play.

Tyler Bunderson, Kassandra Ortiz, Goss and Savannah Bickle posted straight-set wins at Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6 to give the Vaqueros a 4-2 lead heading into doubles.

"All the girls played well across the board," said assistant coach Christina Klein. "Savannah was able to get the win at the No. 6 singles spot giving us a 4-2 lead. Every doubles match was well fought and earned."

The Vaqueros will host San Diego Mesa in a nonconference match on Friday (weather permitting), starting at 2 p.m.

Singles
1. Mariko Sagara, VC, def. Maddie Seeds 6-1, 6-4
2. Tyler Bunderson , SBCC, def. Jessica Powell 6-2, 6-1
3. Jia Wiebe, VC, def. Julianna Adelman 6-1, 6-4
4. Kassandra Ortiz, SBCC, def. Megan Fleming 6-2, 6-3
5. Gabrielle Goss, SBCC, def. Audrey Karbum 6-0 ,6-2
6. Savannah Bickle, SBCC, def. Theresa Doal 6-2, 6-2

Doubles
1. Sagara/Powell, VC, def. Seeds/Bickle 8-5
2. Wiebe/Fleming, VC, def. Adelman/K. Ortiz 9-8 (9-7)
3. Goss/Madison Ortiz, SBCC, def. Doal/Tricia McClain 8-4