Women's Tennis

Women's tennis team beats Fullerton to open conference play

Women's tennis team beats Fullerton to open conference play

Irvine Valley's women's tennis team got its Orange Empire Conference campaign off to an impressive start on Tuesday at home.

The Lasers defeated defending conference and state champion Fullerton, 8-1.

The win improved Irvine Valley's record to 3-2 on the season.

Irvine Valley captured all three doubles matches and then won five of six singles contests.

The teams of sophomore Renee Walton and freshman Tiana Cung (No. 1 doubles) and sophomore Ruth Chou and Christie Yamasaki (No. 3 doubles) each won, 8-0.

The team of sophomore Ashley Athanas and sophomore Marissa Woolsey pulled out a 9-7 victory at the No. 2 doubles position.

In singles, IVC got four of its five wins in straight sets.

Walton won, 7-6, 6-2, at No. 1 singles and Athanas was an easy 6-0, 6-1 winner at the No. 2 position.

Woolsey earned a three-set win at No. 5 singles for the Lasers.

She beat Brenda Gollaz, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

Irvine Valley plays again on Thursday, hosting Riverside at 2 p.m.


Irvine Valley def. Fullerton, 8-1


1) Renee Walton/Tiana Cung (IVC) def. Sabrina Formalejo/Kimberly Nguyen (FC), 8-0

2) Ashley Athanas/Marissa Woolsey (IVC) def. Alexandra Altamirano/Brenda Gollaz (FC), 9-7

3) Ruth Chou/Christie Yamasaki (IVC) def. Jaclyn Kerr/Michele Padilla (FC), 8-0


1) Walton (IVC) def. Altamirano (FC), 7-6, 6-2

2) Athanas (IVC) def. Kerr (FC), 6-0, 6-1

3) Formalejo (FC) def. Chou (IVC), 6-1, 6-4

4) Yamasaki (IVC) def. Nguyen (FC), 6-0, 6-2

5) Woolsey (IVC) def. Gollaz (FC), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

6) Cung (IVC) def. Tiffany Banks (FC), 6-1, 6-0

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