Women's Tennis

Women's tennis team battles, drops home opener to El Camino

Women's tennis team battles, drops home opener to El Camino

The Irvine Valley women's tennis team started opened the 2016 season with a 7-2 loss to El Camino at home on Thursday.

The Lasers played a scrimmage against San Diego Mesa on Tuesday.

Irvine Valley played El Camino tight through the singles portion on Thursday.

The Lasers won two matches and nearly captured a third.

Freshman Sarah Mae Garcia defeated Rachael Eshillonu, 0-6, 6-2, 10-5, at No. 1 singles for the Lasers.

And sophomore Karina Ryabokonova beat Natsuki Hoshiko , 6-4, 4-6, 12-10 at No. 3 singles for the Lasers.

Freshman Stephanie Rand lost a tough match to Nicole Zwiren, 0-6, 6-3, 10-6 at No. 6 singles for IVC.

El Camino also won the second, third and fifth singles matches in straight sets to take a 4-2 lead in matches going into doubles play.

The Warriors wept doubles to earn the overall 7-2 victory.

Irvine Valley plays again next Tuesday, hosting Mt. SAC at 2 p.m. 

Vs. El Camino


1) Sarah Mae Garcia (IVC) def. Rachael Eshillonu (EC), 0-6, 6-2, 10-5

2) Violet Simpson (EC) def. Samantha Paz (IVC), 6-0, 6-3

3) Jade Shugars (EC) def. Lou Baize (IVC), 6-1, 6-2

4) Karina Ryabokonova (IVC) def. Natsuki Hoshiko (EC), 6-4, 4-6, 12-10

5) Natale Juarez (EC) def. Sierra Mazzarini (IVC), 6-0, 6-3

6) Nicole Zwiren (EC) def. Stephanie Rand (IVC), 0-6, 6-3, 10-6 


1) Eshillonu/Simpson (EC) def. Garcia/Paz (IVC), 9-8

2) Shugars/Hoshiko (EC) def. Baize/Samantha Schwarz (IVC), 8-5

3) Juarez/Zwiren (EC) def. Mazzarini/Ryabokonova (IVC), 8-4

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