The Bakersfield College Women's Tennis Team (15-4, 8-2) suffered a perfect reversal of fortune Thursday as Santa Monica College (9-2, 7-1) avenged their lone conference loss to BC with a 5-4 victory of their own.
"They actually turned the tables on us," Coach Nick Loudermilk said, "Doubles went really well for us. We went into (doubles) down 4-2, we won our #2 and #3 matches, but we lost #1."
The Corsairs' #1 doubles team is composed of the #1 ranked singles player in the state, Myra Jovich and her partner Abby Mullins.
"Mayra Jovich is the best player in the state, hands down. And when you go against a player of that caliber, and know you are going to be up against it from the start, it's tough. But we hung in there and played a close match, and now we'll regroup and get ready for Antelope Valley next week," Loudermilk said.
#1 Jovich (SM) def. Darstein (BC) 6-0, 6-2
#2 Tucker (BC) def. Mullins (SM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
#3 Sudero (SM) def. Aguilar (BC) 6-4, 6-3
#4 Ledchevska (SM) def. Defrees (BC) 6-2, 6-2
#5 Feher (SM) def. Acevedo (BC) 6-4, 6-4
#6 Contreras (BC) def. Duarte-Castro (SM) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Jovic/Mullins (SMC) def. Darstein/Defrees (BC) 8-3
#2 Tucker/Aguilar (BC) def. Sudero/Ledchevska (SMC) 8-1
#3 Acedvedo/Contreras (BC) def. Feher/Duarte-Castro (SMC) 8-2