W-Tennis wins big at Palomar

W-Tennis wins big at Palomar

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