Women's Tennis

Women's tennis team battles, earns victory at El Camino

Women's tennis team battles, earns victory at El Camino

Irvine Valley's women's tennis team won its second match to start the season, edging El Camino, 5-4, on the road Tuesday afternoon.

Irvine Valley won two of the three doubles matches to start, getting victories from its No. 1 team of sophomores Sabrina Mendy and Ashley Le and from the No. 3 duo of freshman Justice Tien and Collette Kelly.

In singles action, Mendy and freshman Nicole Harper each picked up wins in straight sets and Tien earned a three-set victory.

Mendy defeated Kekoa Vaefa, 6-1, 6-4, at the No. 2 spot and Le beat Brenda Fernandez, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 4 singles.

Tien dropped the first set to Kayla Brown at the No. 3 position, but rallied to defeat Kayla Brown, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

El Camino's record slipped to 2-2 overall.

Irvine Valley plays again on Thursday at Cerritos at 2 p.m.

Irvine Valley 5, El Camino 4


1. Lindsay Giese (ECC) def. Soleil Zsibrita (IVC) 7-6, 6-2

2. Sabrina Mendy (IVC) def. Kekoa Vaefa (ECC) 6-1, 6-4

3. Justice Tien (IVC) def. Kayla Brown (ECC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

4. Ashley Le (IVC) def. Brenda Fernandez (ECC) 6-0, 6-1

5. Nicole Harper (IVC) def. Amanda Hidalgo (ECC) 6-3, 6-0

6. Jay Gomez (ECC) def. Collette Kelly (IVC) 6-0, 6-1


1. Giese/Vaefa (ECC) def. Mendy/Le (IVC) 8-5

2. Zsibrita/Harper (IVC) def. Brown/Leah Phillips (ECC) 8-5

3. Gomez/Hidalgo (ECC) def. Tien/Kelly (IVC) 8-4

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