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Seeds makes WSC semifinal and doubles final; 8 Vaqueros qualify for State

Maddie Seeds won two matches to reach the semifinals in the WSC Tournament at Ventura. She'll also play for the doubles title on Friday with Lesly Zapata De Lira. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Maddie Seeds won two matches to reach the semifinals in the WSC Tournament at Ventura. She'll also play for the doubles title on Friday with Lesly Zapata De Lira. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

SBCC's Maddie Seeds won three matches on Saturday to move into the semifinals of the WSC women's tennis singles tournament and the final of the doubles tourney.

Seeds, a sophomore from Orcutt Academy, is seeded third in the singles event, which was held at Camino Real Park in Ventura. She beat No. 10 Meredy Gharabegi of Glendale 7-5, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. She'll take on No. 2 Viktoriya Shumakova, also from WSC champion Glendale, on Friday, April 8 in the semifinals at Ventura College at noon. The final is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Shumakova ended the magical run of No. 18 Kassandra Ortiz of SBCC in the quarterfinals, 6-0, 6-3. No. 1 Mariko Sagara of Ventura eliminated No. 8 Tyler Bunderson of SBCC 6-0, 6-0.

Two Vaqueros made the State Championships (April 21-24 at The Ojai) by winning back draw matches. No. 17 Julianna Adelman upset No. 9 Karly Britton of Antelope Valley 6-7, 6-2, (10-6 super tiebreaker) and Lesly Zapata De Lira surprised No. 11 Veronika Galsyan of Glendale with a decisive 6-0, 6-1 victory. SBCC's Gabrielle Goss fell to Masa Petrovic of Santa Monica 6-0, 7-5.

In doubles, No. 3 Seeds and Zapata De Lira beat No. 5 Petrovic/Lauren Voiers 8-4 in the quarters, then rallied to top No. 2 Riley Tucker/Kaylee Defrees of Bakersfield 9-7 in the semifinals. Seeds/Zapata De Lira were down 5-7, love-40 before winning four straight games to take the set.

Seeds/Zapata De Lira will battle No. 4 Shumakova/Gharabegi of Glendale for the WSC doubles championship on Friday in a 4 p.m. match at Ventura.

No. 8 Adelman/K. Ortiz of SBCC lost in the quarterfinals to Shumakova/Gharabegi 8-1. The No. 1 team of Sagara/Jessica Powell ousted the Vaqueros' 10th-seeded duo of Goss and Madison Ortiz 8-1.

Bunderson and Savannah Bickle made it to State by winning their back draw doubles match over Megan Fleming/Jia Wiebe of Ventura 8-4.

Eight Vaqueros qualified for the CCCAA State Championships, more than any other WSC team. Five singles players will play at The Ojai (Seeds, Bunderson, K. Ortiz, Adelman and Zapata De Lira) along with four doubles teams (Seeds/Zapata De Lira, Adelman/K. Ortiz, Goss/M. Ortiz, Bunderson/Bickle).