The Irvine Valley men's tennis team finished the first round of Orange Empire Conference action with a 8-1 loss to Riverside at home on Thursday.
Riverside is ranked No. 2 in Southern California and improved its record to 14-0 overall and 5-0 in conference.
Irvine Valley's record dropped to 3-7 overall and 3-2 in conference. The Lasers remained in third place in the standings behind Riverside and Cypress.
The Lasers picked up their lone win of the day at No. 6 singles with freshman Stuart Webb defeating Brandon Moerer, 7-5, 3-6, (10-8).
But freshman Thallys Santos also played tough at No. 3 singles and was just edged, 7-5, 6-4, by Riverside's Elie-Noe Nicolay.
Irvine Valley is back in action on Tuesday, hosting Saddleback at 2 p.m. The Lasers defeated the Gauchos, 9-0, to begin conference.
1) Kayne Trustfull (RCC) def. Jacob Holiday (IVC), 6-1, 6-1
2) Thomas Pidoux (RCC) def. William Li (IVC), 6-3, 6-1
3) Elie-Noe Nicolay (RCC) def. Thallys Santos (IVC), 7-5, 6-4
4) Sami Akouz (RCC) def. Randal Murphy (IVC), 6-0, 6-1
5) Miles Clark (RCC) def. Alvaro Mantilla (IVC), 6-3, 6-0
6) Stuart Webb (IVC) def. Brandon Moerer (RCC) 7-5, 3-6, (10-8)
1) Trustfull/Pidoux (RCC) def. Mantilla/Santos (IVC), 8-4
2) Akouz/Thierry van Os (RCC) def. Webb/Murphy (IVC), 8-1
3) Clark/Nicolay (RCC) def. Holiday/Li (IVC), 8-4