Women's Tennis

Women's tennis team rallies for big win over Riverside

Women's tennis team rallies for big win over Riverside

Irvine Valley's women's tennis team clinched second place in the Orange Empire Conference with a 6-3 win over Riverside at home on Tuesday afternoon.

IVC, ranked third in Southern California, battled back in the match against No. 5 Riverside after dropping two of three doubles contests.

But the Lasers showed their grit in singles, winning five of six matches.

Irvine Valley's No. 1 team of freshman Halla Alajeely and sophomore Fiorella Dreux picked up the lone win in doubles. The Laser duo defeated Ellia Rosado and Heather Graf, 8-2.

IVC rallied with five of six wins in singles to take the match.

Alajeely defeated Rostado, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 1 position.

Dreux won, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3 singles over Autumn Keay.

IVC got a 6-3, 6-0, victory by freshman Abigail Perez against Mikay Kahler at the fifth spot and sophomore Lauren MacDonnell defeated Jolene Beaulieu, 6-1, 6-1, at the sixth spot.

Irvine Valley freshman Anna Krechetova beat Emilia Lopez, 5-7, 7-5, (1-0) at No. 4 singles to cap the win for IVC.

Irvine Valley, which improved its record to 12-3 overall and 8-2 in conference, now awaits playoff brackets, which will be released early next week.


1) Halla Alajeely (IVC) def. Ellia Rosado (RCC), 6-0, 6-1

2) Heather Graf (RCC) def. Ariana Hedayati (IVC), 6-3, 6-1

3) Fiorella Dreux (IVC) def. Autumn Keay (RCC), 6-2, 6-3)

4) Anna Krechetova (IVC) def. Emilia Lopez (RCC), 5-7, 7-5, (1-0)

5) Abigail Perez (IVC) def. Mikahela Kahler (RCC), 6-3, 6-0

6) Lauren MacDonnell (IVC) def. Jolene Beaulieu (RCC), 6-1, 6-1


1) Alajeely/Dreux (IVC) def. Rosado/Graf (RCC), 8-2

2) Keay/Lopez (RCC) def. Hedayati/Perez (IVC), 8-0

3) Kahler/Beaulieu (RCC) def. Krechetova/MacDonnell (IVC), 9-8

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