Women's Tennis

Women's tennis team loses close one to Glendale

Women's tennis team loses close one to Glendale

Irvine Valley's women's tennis team was right with Glendale after the six singles contests in a nonconference match at home on Tuesday afternoon.

But Glendale pulled out the first two doubles matches and defeated the Lasers, 5-4.

IVC's record slipped to 1-3 overall, while Glendale improved its record to 3-2.

Irvine valley won singles matches at the first, fifth and sixth positions.

Freshman Sarah Mae Garcia defeated Glendale's Victoriya Shumakova, 7-6, 6-4, at No. 1 singles, sophomore Karina Ryabokonova won, 6-1, 7-5, at the No. 5 spot, and sophomore Sierra Mazzarini came out on top, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 6 position.

Glendale won matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to clinch the overall victory.

The team of Shumakova and Meredy Gharabegi defeated IVC's Garcia and freshman Samantha Schwarz, 8-6, at the top spot and the team of Veronika Galstyan and Tsukimi Ono beat Laser freshmen Samantha Paz and Lou Baize, 8-2.

IVC's third doubles team of Ryabokonova and Mazzarini won, 8-6.

Irvine Valley now has some time off before starting Orange Empire Conference action. The Lasers open Feb. 23 with a home match against Cypress at 2 p.m. 

Glendale 5, Irvine Valley 4 


1) Sarah Mae Garcia (IVC) def. Victoriya Shumakova (GC), 7-6, 6-4

2) Tsukimi Ono (GC) def. Samantha Paz (IVC), 6-4, 6-1

3) Meredy Gharabegi (GC) def. Lou Baize (IVC), 6-3, 6-2

4) Veronika Galstyan (GC) def. Sammie Schwarz (IVC), 6-4, 6-4

5) Karina Ryabokonova (IVC) def. Melonti Emmanouilidi (GC) , 6-1, 7-5

6) Sierra Mazzarini (IVC) def. Alex Mendez (GC), 6-4, 6-2 


1) Shumakova/Gharabegi (GC) def. Garcia/Schwarz (IVC), 8-6

2) Galstyan/Ono (GC) def. Paz/Baize (IVC), 8-2

3) Ryabokonova/Mazzarini (IVC) def. Emmanouilidi/Mendez (GC), 8-6

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