Irvine Valley's women's tennis team sweated out a 5-4 win over Fullerton in an Orange Empire Conference match on Thursday at home.
The win kept the Lasers, who are ranked No. 3 in Southern California by the ITA, in second place in the conference standings, one match ahead of Riverside.
IVC ends the regular season with a big match against No. 5 Riverside on Tuesday at home at 2 p.m. IVC topped Riverside, 5-4, on the road earlier this year.
Irvine Valley has a record of 11-3 overall and 7-2 in conference. Riverside is 6-3 in conference. Orange Coast already clinched the conference title. It has a record of 8-0 heading into next week's action.
Irvine Valley won two of three doubles matches to take an early lead over Fullerton on Thursday.
The No. 1 team of freshman Hlla Alajeely and sophomore Fiorella Dreux was first off the courts, beating Delaney Ashe and Briana Lovering, 8-1.
Then in singles, Irvine Valley earned a split, going 3-3. But it was enough for the overall win.
Dreux won, 7-5, 6-1, over Kelsi Salazar-Sarti at No. 2 singles, Krechetova came out on top, 6-1, 6-2, over Lovering at the third spot and freshman Abigail Perez defeated Okubo, 7-5, 6-2, at the fourth position to give Irvine Valley the victory.
1) Delaney Ashe (FC) def. Ariana Hedayati (IVC), 6-3,l 6-4
2) Fiorella Dreux (IVC) def. Kelsi Salazar-Sarti (FC), 7-5, 6-1
3) Anna Krechetova (IVC) def. Briana Lovering (FC), 6-1, 6-2
4) Abigail Perez (IVC) def. Mayumi Okubo (FC), 7-5, 6-2
5) Kim La (FC) def. Lauren MacDonnell (IVC), 7-5, 6-4
6) Lael Cardinal (FC) def. Lindsey Van de Water (IVC), 6-0, 6-0
1) Halla Alajeely/Dreux (IVC) def. Ashe/Lovering (FC), 8-1
2) La/Salazar-Sarti (FC) def. Hedayati/Perez (IVC), 8-6
3) Krechetova/MacDonnell (IVC) def. Okubo/Cardinal (FC), 8-4