The Saddleback women's tennis team picked up a big win on Thursday with a 5-4 victory over Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. The win keeps the Gauchos in a tie for second place in conference play.
With Irvine Valley leading the conference standings, Saddleback and Orange Coast faced off in a tight battle on Thursday with the winner remaining in a tie for second place. The match was every bit as tight as the standings, with the Gauchos holding on for a narrow 5-4 win.
Key performances were turned in by Dominique Willette and Kristina Parks, who ended up closing out the team match when they teamed at No. 2 doubles for an 8-3 win. Both had won singles matches earlier in the day as Willette won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Parks won a marathon, three-set match at No. 4 singles (6-4, 4-6, 6-3).
Saddleback will play against when they host Cypress on Tuesday at 2:00 PM
1. C. Colling (OCC) def. Jacklyn Melkonian (SC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Dominique Willette (SC) def. K. Trinh (OCC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Joanna Colin (SC) def. C. Arzaga (OCC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Kristina Parks (SC) def. J. Taylor (OCC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
5. Maria Battel (SC) def. S. Newhall (OCC) 6-1, 6-4
6. K. Dahlberg (OCC) def. Chloe Fahimian (SC) 6-4, 6-3
1. Colling & Trinh (OCC) def. Melkonian & Colin (SC) 8-0
2. Willette & Parks (SC) def. Taylor & Newhall (OCC) 8-3
3. Arzaga & Dahlberg (OCC) def. Battel & Abril Marziali (SC) 8-0