Roadrunners Dry Out in the Desert


Photo Credit: Christopher Araujo

Daisy Haro for Rio Hondo in her match against College of Desert on Tuesday April 4. Haro shwoing fight in her singles game.

The Rio Hondo women’s tennis team was defeated by College of Desert 8-1. The meet took place on April 4, 2023 at RHC tennis courts. The home team took the fight to Desert despite what the scoreboard said. Down to the wire Andrea Rodriguez won in her singles game against Desert’s Ayano Tsuchiya in a super tie breaker. 



Nicole Lule and Daisy Haro lost 0-8 to Hana Moss and Emunah Daffon 

Andrea Rodriguez and Abigail Madrigal 2-8 to Abigaile Corado and Ayano Tsuchiya



Nicole Lule lost 0-6, 0-6 to Hana Moss

Daisy Haro lost 0-6, 0-6 Emunah Daffon 

Lana Young lost 1-6, 0-6 to Maryn Patek

Abigail Madrigal lost 0-6, 1-6 Abigaile Corado

Andrea Rodriguez defeated Ayana Tsuchiya in a super tiebreaker with the scores being 0-6, 6-3, and for the super tiebreaker win the score was 10-7 with Rodriguez winning it all. 


RHC showed a lot of fight in their sets. In their singles the girls held their own but fell to Desert in a dominant win for the away team. Andrea Rodriguez ended up winning in a super tie breaker. The match was an intense back and forth match. Spectacular comeback from Rodriguez as she lost her first set 0-6. After that lost set it was all up for Rodriguez as she won her second 6-3. Rodriguez ended up winning the super tie breaker 10-7 as she brought the roadrunners a win. 

“She said she was trying all kinds of stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes it didn’t. You know what do I got to lose, let me just experiment. She did and it worked,” Coach Karen Unger spoke about Andrea Rodriguez winning in the super tie breaker. 


Desert came in as one of the best teams in the conference and state. Coach Karen liked the way the girls played despite the loss. “I think we played better than last time even though the score does not indicate that. You wouldn’t know it by the score because a lot of them we lost 0-6 and 1-6 but the points were intense and we did not go down easy,” Coach Karen spoke about the fight the lady roadrunners put up against Desert.