CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Top seed California (Pa.) earned a 5-0 victory against fifth-seeded Mercyhurst in the second round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional tournament on Sunday morning at Roadman Park.
The win improves the Vulcans to 14-2 overall and extends the team's winning streak to 12 matches. The win also advances the Vulcans into the Round of 16 for the eighth consecutive year. Cal U will meet Northeastern State from the Central Region in Altamonte Springs, Fla., on May 14 at 8 a.m. ET. The Lakers season ends at 13-6 overall.
The Vulcans seized control of the match after winning all three doubles pairings. Senior Lucie Sipkova and junior Lucie Rey defeated Mercyhurst's Caroline Brisol and Sarah Baich 8-1 at first doubles. Junior Ramona Czakon and freshman Mariela Sarinana extended their win streak to 12 matches with an 8-1 victory against Courtney Thompson and Annie Baich in the second position, while freshman Kiefer Shaw and junior Jesse Burrell collected an 8-1 win versus Katelyn Caniford and Annie Baich in the third position.
Cal U ended the match quickly with wins at the third and sixth singles positions. Sarinana dispatched Macarena Aguirre in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) at sixth singles, while Rey earned a 6-1, 5-0 win against Sarah Baich in the third position to clinch the victory for the Vulcans.