The Saddleback women's tennis team won its third straight match on Tuesday with a 7-2 victory over Cypress College at the Saddleback Courts. The Gauchos closed out the Chargers before heading to doubles matches.
Saddleback made a statement at the top of the lineup when Jacklyn Melkonian streaked past Andrea Velasco for a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Melkonian then teamed with Joanna Colin for a 9-8 win at No. 1 doubles as the top four Gauchos in the lineup all won two matches on the day.
Saddleback is now 7-3 overall and 3-1 in Orange Empire Conference play with a rugged conference schedule upcoming. The Gauchos are now tied for first place in Orange Empire Conference play after Irvine Valley was defeated by Riverside, 5-4, on Tuesday. The Gauchos and Lasers will meet on Thursday at the Saddleback Courts with a piece of first place riding on the line. Match time for Saddleback and IVC is scheduled for 2:00 PM.
1. Jacklyn Melkonian (SC) def. Andrea Velasco (CC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Dominique Willette (SC) def. Tiana Cung (CC) 6-0, 6-2
3. Joanna Colin (SC) def. Alyaha Soriano (CC) 6-2, 6-2
4. Kristina Parks (SC) def. Kristen Ojedo (CC) 7-5, 7-6 (5)
5. Maria Battel (SC) def. Candace Ngai (CC) 6-3, 6-2
6. Khahn Duong (CC) def. Chloe Fahimian (SC) 6-0, 6-1
1. Melkonian & Colin (SC) def. Cung & Soriano (CC) 9-8 (1)
2. Willette & Parks (SC) def. Velasco & Ojeda (CC) 8-2
3. Ngai & Duaog (CC) def. Battel & Abril Marziali (SC) 8-6