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No. 1 Orange Coast stops Vaqueros, 5-0, in regional semifinal

Victoria Dafos, one of six freshmen on the Vaqueros' eight-woman roster, won the only set at No. 4 singles, 6-4. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)
Victoria Dafos, one of six freshmen on the Vaqueros' eight-woman roster, won the only set at No. 4 singles, 6-4. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)

Orange Coast swept the doubles 3-0 on Tuesday and then won the No. 1 and 3 singles to top SBCC 5-0 in a Southern Cal Regional women's tennis semifinal in Costa Mesa.

The top-seeded Pirates improved to 20-0 while the No. 5 Vaqueros end the best team season in 18 years with a 17-4 record. Orange Coast handed the Vaqueros two of their four losses this year.

"Victoria Dafos won the first set at No. 4 singles, 6-4," said SBCC coach Christina Klein. "Overall the girls played well, we were just outplayed."

Six SBCC players will compete in the CCCAA State Individual Championships on April 25-28 at Ventura area schools as part of the Ojai Tournament.

Doubles
1. Inoue/Knickerbocker, OCC, def. Buyse/Buyse 8-1
2. Sherif/Mason, OCC, def. Nicolaides/Dafos 8-0
3. Stone/Kaiser, OCC, def. Mitchell/Jakobsen 8-1

Singles
1. Miri Inoue, OCC, def. Jamaica Buyse 6-0, 6-0
2. Shayee Sherff, OCC, led Joica Buyse 6-0, 5-0, unfinished
3. Nicole Knickerbocker, OCC, def. Anya Nicolaides 6-1, 6-2
4. Victoria Dafos, SBCC, led Camryn Mason 6-4, unfinished
5. Claire Bottcher, OCC, led Maddie Mitchell 6-1, 1-0, unfinished
6. Shannon Stone, OCC, led Julia Jakobsen 6-1, 1-1, unfinished