Women's tennis team beats El Camino for first win in 2019

Women's tennis team beats El Camino for first win in 2019

Irvine Valley's women's tennis team won five of six singles matches to storm back for a 6-3 victory over El Camino in a nonconference match on Tuesday at El Camino.

It was the squad's first win of the 2019 season and improved its record to 1-2 on the year.

Irvine Valley dropped two of three doubles sets to start.

The Lasers did earn a doubles victory from the No. 3 team of freshmen Brigget Lee and Ariyana Ash, but still trailed, 2-1, heading into singles competition.

Irvine Valley picked it up from there, getting singles wins – all in straight sets - from sophomore Halla Alajeely at the No. 1 position, freshman Sabrina Mendy at No. 2 singles, freshman Alaina Spearman at the No. 3 spot, Lee at No. 4 and Ash at No. 5 singles.

Mendy won, 6-0, 6-0, and Alajeely only dropped one game in her victory.

Irvine Valley will now open Orange Empire Conference play with a home match on Thursday against Orange Coast at 2 p.m. 



Halla Alajeely (IVC) def. Lina Ito (ECC) 6-1, 6-0

Sabrina Mendy (IVC) def. Madi Giese (ECC) 6-0, 6-0

Riko Tanigawa (ECC) def. Ashley Le (IVC) 6-2, 6-1

Alaina Spearman (IVC) def. Brenda Fernandez (ECC) 6-4, 6-3

Brigget Lee (IVC) def. Kimberly Linares (ECC) 6-4, 6-2

Ariyana Ash (IVC) def. Danielle Wagner (ECC) 6-4, 6-2 


1. Ito/Giese (ECC) def. Alajeely/Le (IVC) 8-4

2. Tanigawa/Fernandez (ECC) def. Mendy/Spearman (IVC) 8-4

3. Lee/Ash (IVC) def. Amanda Vitanachi/Jay Gomez (ECC) 8-3