Irvine Valley's women's tennis team opened the 2014 season with a 7-2 non-conference loss at Cerritos on Tuesday.
The Lasers won a match each in singles and doubles.
Freshman Christine Yamasaki defeated Nina Pacquing, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 3 singles for the Lasers.
In doubles, the No. 3 team of freshman Julia Gotica and sophomore Anna Pham beat the team of Pacquing and Jessica Alcayde, 8-4.
IVC had a couple of other close calls. Freshman Ruth Chou played tough at No. 2 singles, but lost to Stef Flores, 6-2, 7-6.
And at No. 1 doubles, the team of freshman Renee Walton and Chou lost to Samantha Judan and Flores, 8-6.
Irvine Valley, which features six new players among its top six in singles, plays again on Thursday. It will host its first match of the season against Mt. SAC at 2 p.m.
1) Samantha Judan (CERR) def. Renee Walton (IVC), 6-1, 6-2
2) Stef Flores (CERR) def. Ruth Chou (IVC), 6-2, 7-6(4)
3) Christine Yamasaki (IVC) def. Nina Pacquing (CERR), 6-3, 6-0
4) Rianna Ilagan (CERR) def. Marissa Woolsey (IVC), 6-0, 6-0
5) Natali Perez (CERR) def. Parmida Dornaz (IVC), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
6) Staci Gonzalez (CERR) def. Julia Gotico (IVC), 6-3, 6-0
1) Judan/Flores (CERR) def. Walton/Chou (IVC), 8-6
2) Ilagan/Perez (CERR) def. Yamasaki/Woolsey (IVC), 8-4
3) Gotico/Anna Pham (IVC) def. Pacquing/Jessica Alcayde (CERR), 8-4