2009 CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 7-9 at Natomas Racquet Club in Sacramento, California
Francisco Stuardo was the star at the Natomas Racquet Club in Sacramento. The College of the Desert player was on the winning team before taking the singles crown and making it to the doubles semifinals with partner Cesar Uday. The team competition went easy for the COD men as they took lucky No. 13 over Fresno, 5-1. It was a tougher run in singles for Stuardo, who was the underdog as the #3 player on his team, but he only lost one set along the way to taking out Ventura College's #1 Zach Taylor in a straight set final. In the men's doubles semi, Stuardo & Uday lost to Yair Banuelos & Daniel Coelho. The Riverside duo later dropped the final to Hank Bessinger & Joao Noguiera of Fresno.
Ashley Litchfield of Ventura held her top seeding to take the women's singles trophy, with straight set domination the whole way. The only major challenge came in the final, when Cerritos' Samantha Nadres pushed her to a tiebreaker in the first set. Palomar's Shoko Hachiya & Arina Polovnikova won the doubles after overcoming a three-set (with two breakers) challenge from the Orange Coast team of Brittany Bass & Melissa Boyer.
Men's Team Final
Women's Team Final
Men's Singles Final Francisco Stuardo/College of the Desert defeated Zach Taylor/Ventura, 6-2,6-4
Women's Singles Final Ashley Litchfield/Ventura defeated Samantha Nadres/Cerritos, 7-6(1),6-2
Men's Doubles Final Hank Bessinger/Joao Noguiera-Fresno defeated Yair Banuelos/Daniel Coelho-Riverside, 6-4,6-4
Women's Doubles Final Shoko Hachiya/Arina Polovnikova-Palomar defeated Vickee Gonzales/Yumiko Justin-Reedley, 6-3,7-5
Full Draws: The Official California Community College site
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