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Vaqueros rout Santa Monica 8-1 in WSC opener

Hanna Pesniak, left, and Pia Valtierra took the No. 2 doubles set, 8-3.
Hanna Pesniak, left, and Pia Valtierra took the No. 2 doubles set, 8-3.

SBCC won the first five singles in straight sets on Tuesday and went on to defeat Santa Monica 8-1 in the WSC women's tennis opener for both schools.

Katelyn Peyvandi topped Abby Mullins 7-6 (5), 6-2 at No. 1 singles. The Vaqueros (2-1, 1-0) won the next four singles and dropped just nine games in eight sets.

"Katelyn did a great job in the first set and got control of the match in the second," noted SBCC coach Christina Klein. "Julie Kollandsrud made her debut at No. 6 singles and lost a tight 10-8 tiebreaker after splitting two sets."

Peyvandi/Gabrielle Goss and Pia Valtierra/Hanna Pesniak each posted wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles by scores of 8-1 and 8-3, respectively.

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

1. Katelyn Peyvandi, SBCC, def. Abby Mullins 7-6 (5), 6-2
2. Gabrielle Goss, SBCC, def. Susan Talreja 6-1, 6-1
3. Pia Valtierra, SBCC, def. Mina Girit 6-1, 6-1
4. Hanna Pesniak, SBCC, def. Amanda Golling 6-2, 6-1
5. Maddie Mitchell, SBCC, def. Yurim Han 6-1, 6-1
6. Kiho Hirayama, SM, def. Julie Kollandsrud 6-1, 3-6, 10-8

1. Peyvandi/Goss, SBCC, def. Mullins/Girit 8-1
2. Valtierra/Pesniak, SBCC, def. Golling/Hirayama 8-3
3. Mitchell/Kollandsrud, SBCC, won by default