Irvine Valley's women's tennis team dropped a tough one Thursday afternoon on the road.
Orange Coast edged the Lasers, 5-4, to pull into a tie for first place with IVC in the Orange Empire Conference.
It was OCC's fifth straight win in conference.
Irvine Valley's record slipped to 8-2 overall and 5-2 in conference. Orange Coast improved to 12-2 overall and 5-2 in conference.
The two teams split the six singles contests and then Orange Coast won two of three matches in doubles.
Paz defeated JoAnn Taylor, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 3 position, Dreux beat Anouk De Graaux, 6-0, 6-0, at the fifth position and McDonnell defeated Katie Dahlberg, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6 singles.
OCC earned an 8-0 victory at No. 1 doubles and a 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles to take the match overall.
Irvine Valley is back in action next Thursday, hosting four-year Wisconsin Whitewater at 3 p.m.