Irvine Valley's women's tennis team wrapped up its best regular season in five years with an impressive 8-1 Orange Empire Conference win at Saddleback Thursday afternoon.
Irvine Valley won its 10th match of the year, improving to 10-5 overall. The team also took second in conference with a record of 8-2.
Its only two losses in conference came to Riverside, which won the conference title.
The Lasers, who are ranked No. 7 in Southern California, won all six singles matches on the day to clinch the overall victory before doubles was even played.
Walton defeated Ashley Glick, 7-6, 6-4, at the No. 1 spot. Walton was down in the first set, but battled back to win in a tiebreaker.
Athanas gave up just three games at No. 2 singles and Navabsafavi won, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 6 position.
In doubles, Irvine Valley won two of three matches.
Woolsey and Athanas won, 8-1, at the No. 2 position and Chou and sophomore Christie Yamasaki came through, 8-2, at the No. 3 spot.
Irvine Valley now waits the announcement of the CCCAA regional team playoff pairings. They are scheduled to be announced on Sunday.
Irvine Valley def. Saddleback, 8-1
1) Renee Walton (IVC) def. Ashley Glick (SADD), 7-6 (3), 6-4
2) Ashley Athanas (IVC) def. Brianna Garrett (SADD), 6-3, 6-0
3) Ruth Chou (IVC) def. Bahar Borna (SADD), 6-4, 7-5
4) Marissa Woolsey (IVC) def. Maddison Serklew (SADD), 6-3, 6-4
5) Tiana Cung (IVC) def. Sarah Ross (SADD), 6-2, 6-4
6) Parmida Navabsafavi (IVC) def. Jessica Richmond (SADD), 6-0, 6-0
1) Glick/Garrett (SADD) def. Walton/Cung (IVC), 8-6
2) Woolsey/Athanas (IVC) def. Borna/Serklew (SADD), 8-1
3) Chou/Yamasaki (IVC) def. Ross/Richmond (SADD), 8-2