The Saddleback women's tennis team cruised to a 7-2 win over Cypress College on Thursday at Cypress College. The Gauchos remain in fourth place with five matches remaining.
Saddleback was playing a short-handed Cypress team that had to forfeit three matches due to a lack of players. The Gauchos took advantage of the Charger misgivings, winning 2-of-3 doubles matches before rolling in singles play.
Jacklyn Melkonian and Kristina Parks both won twice on the courts on Thursday. Melkonian and Parks combined for an 8-3 win in doubles play before cruising to identical 6-0, 6-1 wins in singles play. Saddleback was given wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles as Cypress was short on players.
Saddleback improved to 5-6 overall and 2-3 in Orange Empire Conference play with the win. The Gauchos will play again on Tuesday when they host Irvine Valley College (8-2, 4-1). The Gauchos and Lasers are scheduled to start at 2:00 PM on the Saddleback Courts.
1. Jacklyn Melkonian & Kristina Park (SC) def. Ashley Garcia & Shannon Beaver (CC) 8-3
2. Candice Ngai & Lisa Wood (CC) def. Abril Marziali & Kimiya Ataiyan (SC) 8-5
3. Bailey Donine & Sydney Page (SC) def. Cypress (by default)
1. Jacklyn Melkonian (SC) def. Ashley Garcia (CC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Kristina Parks (SC) def. Shannon Beaver (CC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Candice Ngai (CC) def. Bailey Donine (SC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Sydney Page (SC) Lisa Wood (CC) 7-5, 6-0
5. Abril Marziali (SC) def. Cypress (by default)
6. Kimiya Ataiyan (SC) def. Cypress (by default)