Women's tennis team beats El Camino in first round of playoffs

Women's tennis team beats El Camino in first round of playoffs

The Irvine Valley women's tennis team moved on to the next round of the postseason with a 5-1 win over El Camino in the opening round of the Southern California Regional Dual Team Playoffs.

Irvine Valley, seeded third, will take on No. 2 and Orange Empire Conference rival Riverside next Tuesday in the road in the semifinals.

This will be the third year in a row that the Lasers have made the semis.

Irvine Valley cruised on Tuesday, winning all three doubles matches and then closing the match out in singles.

Irvine Valley got a quick win in doubles from its top team of sophomore Halla Alajeely and freshman Ashley Le. The duo defeated Madi Giese and Lina Ito, 8-1.

Giese and Ito had recently captured the South Coast Conference doubles title.

The Lasers also got a 8-2 win from its No. 2 team of freshmen Alaina Spearman and Sabrina Mendy and the No. 3 team of freshmen Ariyana Ash and Collette Kelly held on for a 8-6 victory.

Irvine Valley only needed two wins in singles to take the overall match.

And the Lasers got those wins from Alajeely, who defeated Riko Tanagawa, 6-0, 6-0, on the first court and Ash, who defeated Danielle Wagner, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 5 singles.

Irvine Valley improved its record to 8-6 overall, while El Camino fell to 8-6.

Irvine Valley 5, El Camino 1


1. Halla Alajeely (IVC) def. Riko Tanagawa (ECC), 6-0, 6-0

2. Sabrina Mendy (IVC) led Lino Ito (ECC), 6-0, 2-1 (not finished)

3. Magi Giese (ECC) led Ashley Le (IVC), 6-3, 1-0 (not finished)

4. Kimberly Linares (ECC) def. Alaina Spearman (IVC), 6-1, 1-0 (retired)

5. Ariyana Ash (IVC) def. Danielle Wagner (ECC), 6-1, 6-1

6. Jay Gomez (ECC) def. Collette Kelley (IVC), 6-1m, 1-1 (not finished)


1. Allajeely/Le (IVC) def. Giese/ITO (ECC), 8-1

2. Spearman/Mendy (IVC) def. Tanagawa/Amanda Vitanatchi (ECC), 8-2

3. Ash/Collette Kelly (IVC) def. Gomez/Linares (ECC), 8-6