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Five Vaqueros qualify for State Championships

Laura Berther won in the Round of 16, then fell to top-seeded Mayra Jovic in the quarterfinals of the WSC Championships. (Photo by Dave Loveton)
Laura Berther won in the Round of 16, then fell to top-seeded Mayra Jovic in the quarterfinals of the WSC Championships. (Photo by Dave Loveton)

Five SBCC women's tennis players – two in singles and two doubles teams – qualified for the CCCAA State Championships at Ojai, thanks to their performances in the WSC Championships on Saturday at Ventura College.

No. 8 seed Laura Berther fell in the quarterfinals to No. 1 Mayra Jovic 6-0, 6-1. Earlier on Saturday, No. 16 Tyler Bunderson lost to Jovic by the same score in the Round of 16.

Bunderson came back to beat No. 9 Veronika Galstyan of Glendale 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 in the back draw. She earned a singles spot in the State Championships, along with Berther.

In doubles, the 10th-seeded duo of Bunderson/Julianna Adelman lost to No. 1 Jovic/Abby Mullins 8-1 in the quarterfinals. Bunderson/Adelman earned a spot in the State Tourney at Ojai and they'll be joined by teammates Paige Jensen/Josephine Pulver.