Women's Tennis

Women's tennis team falls in battle of highly ranked squads

Women's tennis team falls in battle of highly ranked squads

Irvine Valley's women's tennis team suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday afternoon on the road.

The Lasers ran into a tough Cerritos squad and came away with a 7-2 defeat.

IVC was ranked No. 3 and Cerritos No. 6 in the initial So. Cal. poll put out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association last month.

Irvine Valley's record went to 2-1 on the year, while Cerritos improved to 5-1.

Cerritos won two of the three doubles matches to take an early lead.

IVC picked up one win in singles and another in doubles.

IVC's No. 3 doubles team of freshman Anna Kretchova and Lauren MacDonnell defeated Diviana Bravo and Mary Navalta, 9-8 (5).

The Lasers came close at the No. 1 spot with freshman Halla Alajeely and sophomore Fiorella Dreux falling, 8-6.

In singles, Alajeely won the first set, 7-6 (7-5) over Lisa Suzuki at the No. 1 position and then Suzuki had to retire with an injury.

Sophomore Lauren MacDonnell also played well for the Lasers, but lost two close sets at No. 6 singles.

The Falcons won four of the singles contests in straight sets.

Irvine Valley plays again on Thursday at home, hosting El Camino at 2 p.m.


1) Halla Alajeely (IVC) def. Lisa Suzuki (CERR), 7-6 (7-5), retired

2) Petra Such (CERR) def. Ariana Hedayati (IVC), 6-0, retired

3) Kseniia Prokopchuk (CERR) def. Fiorella Dreux (IVC), 6-1, 6-0

4) Itzi Torres (CERR) def. Anna Krechetova (IVC), 6-1, 6-2

5) Diviana Bravo (CERR) def. Abigail Perez (IVC), 6-0, 6-3

6) Mary Navalta (CERR) def. Lauren MacDonnell (IVC), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)


1) Suzuki/Prokopchuk (CERR) def. Alajeely/Dreux (IVC), 8-6

2) Such/Torres (CERR) def. Hedayati/Perez (IVC), 8-2

3) Krechetova/MacDonnell (IVC) def. Bravo/Navalta (CERR), 9-8 (5)

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