Irvine Valley's women's tennis team suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday afternoon on the road.
The Lasers ran into a tough Cerritos squad and came away with a 7-2 defeat.
IVC was ranked No. 3 and Cerritos No. 6 in the initial So. Cal. poll put out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association last month.
Irvine Valley's record went to 2-1 on the year, while Cerritos improved to 5-1.
Cerritos won two of the three doubles matches to take an early lead.
IVC picked up one win in singles and another in doubles.
IVC's No. 3 doubles team of freshman Anna Kretchova and Lauren MacDonnell defeated Diviana Bravo and Mary Navalta, 9-8 (5).
In singles, Alajeely won the first set, 7-6 (7-5) over Lisa Suzuki at the No. 1 position and then Suzuki had to retire with an injury.
Sophomore Lauren MacDonnell also played well for the Lasers, but lost two close sets at No. 6 singles.
The Falcons won four of the singles contests in straight sets.
Irvine Valley plays again on Thursday at home, hosting El Camino at 2 p.m.
1) Halla Alajeely (IVC) def. Lisa Suzuki (CERR), 7-6 (7-5), retired
2) Petra Such (CERR) def. Ariana Hedayati (IVC), 6-0, retired
3) Kseniia Prokopchuk (CERR) def. Fiorella Dreux (IVC), 6-1, 6-0
4) Itzi Torres (CERR) def. Anna Krechetova (IVC), 6-1, 6-2
5) Diviana Bravo (CERR) def. Abigail Perez (IVC), 6-0, 6-3
6) Mary Navalta (CERR) def. Lauren MacDonnell (IVC), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3) Krechetova/MacDonnell (IVC) def. Bravo/Navalta (CERR), 9-8 (5)