The Saddleback women's tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with an 8-1 victory at Palomar College on Friday afternoon. The Gauchos swept past the Comets in singles play, dropping just a handful of games.
Saddleback showed a lot of depth on Friday, dropping just five total games from players 3-through-6 in the lineup. Jacklyn Melkonian put on a dominating display at No. 3 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Chloe Fahimian did the same at No. 6 singles as Saddleback had their way from start to finish. The only contested match in singles play was at No. 1 singles where Dominique Willette had to dig a bit deeper for a 6-3, 6-4 win.
Saddleback did lose one doubles match at No. 1 doubles, but swept past the Comets, 8-0, at both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Willette teamed with Kristina Parks at No. 2 doubles while Maria Battel combined with Fahimian at No. 3.
Saddleback will play again next Thursday when they travel to Cerritos College for a 2:00 OM match with the Falcons.
1. Dominique Willette (SC) def. V. Kremennaya (PC) 6-3, 6-4
2. Joanna Colin (SC) def. C. Nishijimi (PC) 6-0, 6-3
3. Jacklyn Melkonian (SC) def. S. Aguirre (PC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kristina Parks (SC) def. N. Burns (PC) 6-0, 6-3
5. Maria Battel (SC) def. A. Golder (PC) 6-2, 6-0
6. Chloe Fahimian (SC) def. S. Chen (PC) 6-0, 6-0
1. Kremennaya/Nishijimi (PC) def. Colin/Melkonian (SC) 8-5
2. Willette/Parks (SC) def. Golder/Aguirre (PC) 8-0
3. Battel/Fahimian (SC) def. Chen/Burns (PC) 8-0