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Women's Tennis Wins Season Opener For First Time in Program History

The 2020 COC women's tennis team.

Story and photo by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director 

The College of the Canyons women's tennis team started the 2020 season with a convincing 9-0 home victory over College of the Sequoias, marking the first season-opening victory in the program's brief three-year history.

Canyons, which launched its program in spring 2018, was aided by a pair of forfeitures from the COS squad, but was otherwise in control for each of the five singles and two doubles victories. 

The doubles duo of sophomore Una Stanisavljevic and freshman Mary MacAdam picked up an 8-0 victory to get Canyons its first points of the day. 

Likewise, the combination of sophomore Nicole Villarta and freshman Taylor Cohen, both Valencia High School grads, were 8-2 winners. COS forfeited the third doubles match. 

On the singles side No. 1 player Stanisavljevic, who was an All-Western State Conference Second-Team selection in 2019, won her match with a 6-2, 6-3 final result. 

Villarta, who earned an All-WSC nod for her doubles play in 2019, followed along the same vein with a 6-3, 6-3 victory.

COC newcomers Taylor Cohen, Mary MacAdam and Jennifer Russell all found victory in their first appearance with the Lady Cougars. Freshman Jaclyn Wosk was also scheduled to compete, but ended up winning her match by way of forfeit due to a lack of players on the COS side.

Canyons will feature a roster of 11, mostly local, players for the 2020 season, with all but two having attended Santa Clarita area high schools. 

COC head coach Patty LaBat and the Lady Cougars are back in action vs. Rio Hondo College on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Full match results are included below:


1. Stanisavljevic/MacAdam (COC) defeats Palomino/Perera (COS) — 8-0

2. Villarta/Cohen (COC) defeats Donato/Salazar (COS) — 8-2

3. COC defeats COS — Forfeit


1. Una Stanisavljevic (COC) defeats Raine Palomino (COS) — 6-2, 6-3

2. Nicole Villarta (COC) defeats Rona Donato (COS) — 6-3, 6-3

3. Taylor Cohen (COC) defeats Mariana Salazar (COS) — 6-2, 6-3

4. Mary MacAdam (COC) defeats Montse Perera (COS) — 6-1, 6-0

5. Jennifer Russell (COC) defeats Giselle Rodriguez-Walters (COS) — 6-0, 6-0

6. Jaclyn Wosk (COC) defeats COS — Forfeit

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