A perfect record in Western State Conference division play made the SBCC women’s tennis team the perfect place to begin handing out conference honors on Monday.
A total of six Vaqueros were named to the conference’s honors list, including four players at first-team singles and the coach, Christina Klein.
The second-year coach was honoreda fter leading SBCC to a 14-0 mark in WSC play this season, helping her post a 30-8 mark in her two seasons at the helm, including a 25-2 conference record.
Anya Nicolaides, Victoria Dafos, Jule Lauinger and Maddie Mitchell were all selected as first-team singles player, while Joica Buyse was named a second-team pick.
The Vaqueros’ three doubles teams _ Buyse and sister Jamaica, Nicolaides and Dafos, and Lauinger and Mitchell _ were all first-team doubles selections.
SBCC was named the No. 5 seed in the CCCAA Southern California Regionals, the highest-seeded team not from the Orange Empire Conference. It will open postseason play today at 2 p.m. at Fullerton.
NO. 46 CALIFORNIA 4, UCSB 1
A win at No. 6 singles was all the Gauchos could manage in a non-conference road loss to the Golden Bears in Berkeley.
Anders Holm scored a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Mert Zincirli at the No. 6 spot, dropping the Gauchos to 10-6 on the year.
UCSB’s top two singles players, Nicolas Moreno de Alboran and Joseph Guillin, had both of their matches abandoned after Cal clinched the victory. Moreno de Alboran trailed 4-1 in the third set of his match against Yuta Kikuchi, while Guillin and Jack Molloy were tied 4-4 in the third set.
CONCORDIA 8, WESTMONT 1
A doubles win by J.T. Joens and Mark Polowczak was the lone point the Warriors picked up in a non-conference loss to the Irvine-based Eagles.
Joens and Polowczak scored a 9-7 victory over Otto Heinz and Teis Visser.
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Zach Steinberger shot a season-best even-par 72 at the Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, helping SBCC earn a tie for third in the 16-team event.
The Vaqueros finished the event with 369 strokes, tied for third with Western State Conference rival Canyons. Orange Coast won the team event with a score of 3-under 357, 10 strokes ahead of runner-up Mt. San Antonio.
Steinberger finished in a tie for eighth, four shots behind co-medalists Nobuhiko Wakaari of Canyons and Connor O’Hern of Orange Coast at 4-under 68. Zach Brown of Palomar was third at 2-under 70
Following Steinberger on the leaderboard for SBCC were Theo Andre-Fouet (T15, 73), Trent Caraher (T18, 74), Brant Schenk (75) and J.B. Jandro (75). It marked the first time that SBCC had broken 370 as a team this season.
THOUSAND OAKS 11, SANTA BARBARA 6
Dons pitchers allowed nine hits and gave up nine walks in a non-league loss to the Lancers at Eddie Mathews Field.
Frankie Gamberdella and Bryce Warrecker had two hits each for the Dons, while Anthony Firestone reached base three times, picking up two stolen bases.
Santa Barbara returns to Channel League play today at Lompoc, followed by hosting Lompoc on Friday.
SANTA CLARA 12, BISHOP DIEGO 6
Luke Williams landed a 3-0 sweep at No. 1 singles without dropping a game, but the Cardinals suffered a loss to the Saints.
Bishop Diego hosts Foothill Tech in its home finale on Thursday.
SAN MARCOS 447, LOMPOC 606
Blake Bornand shot a round of 79 at Sandpiper to earn medalist honors and lead the Royals (5-4, 4-3) to a Channel victory over the Braves.
Diego Palladino shot an 82 for San Marcos, while Anderw Chen shot a persona-best round of 84 and Clayton Heimlich a 98.
DOS PUEBLOS 408, CABRILLO 511
Freshman Ruben Mendoza carded a 76 at Glen Annie to lead the host Chargers (8-3, 5-1) to a Channel victory over the Conquistadores.
Matt Pigatti added an 81, while Michael Gentry shot an 83, and Aidan Thomas and David Cheung shot 84s.
Dos Pueblos heads to TPC Valencia to face Valencia on Thursday.
SANTA BARBARA 404, RIO MESA 423
Fresh off earning Male Athlete of the Week at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Isaac Stone shot a 1-under 70 at the Sterling Hills Golf Course to lead the Dons to a non-league victory.
Preston Foy added a 79 in the win for Satna Barbara (8-1), while Austin Quinlan shot an 83 and Coleman Mortensen an 85.
Santa Barbara hosts Lompoc on Thursday.