El Cajon - The duo of Samantha Tago and Maryah Tatum lost their opening state playoff match, Saturday afternoon.
The pair were defeated by Cabrillo College's team that was seeded No. 2, 21-5, 21-11.
"This season was a great experience for all the girls. In only our second season, we joined a brand new conference, got more players involved and even qualified for the state tournament," AVC head coach Mark Cruz said. "It was great to get those experiences under our belt. I am very honored to be at a college that made it possible for us to officially compete. I want to commend our sophomores (Tago and Tatum) for all the hard work they put in to be able to qualify for state. Not too bad for a duo from the desert."