Gauchos battle past Warriors

Gauchos battle past Warriors

The Saddleback women's tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 6-3 victory at El Camino College on Thursday in Torrance.  The Gauchos showed depth on the back end of the lineup to secure the win. 

Saddleback started with a pair of wins at doubles to take a 2-1 lead into singles play.  The duo of Kristina Parks and Abril Marziali were 8-4 winners over Stephanie Kingham and Victoria Gorodetskaya on court two while Sydney Page and Kimiya Ataiyan were taking care of business on court three with an 8-3 win over Amanda Vitanatchi and Danielle Wagner.

Saddleback then took to the courts needing three wins in singles play and added a fourth for good measure.  Jacklyn Melkonian got things off to a good start with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles to give the Gauchos a third point in the team match. 

Parks recorded her second win of the day with a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles before Marziali closed out the team match with a 6-1, 6-2 win on court five.  Ataiyan then added insurance with a dominating 6-1, 6-0 on court six. 

The Gauchos will play next when they travel to Ventura next weekend.

Jacklyn Melkonian (SC) def. Maddie Giese (ECC) 6-1, 6-0
Lina Ito (ECC) def. Sydney Page (SC) 6-0, 6-1
Stephanie Kingham (ECC) def. Bailey Donine (SC) 6-0, 6-0
Kristina Parks (SC) def. Amanda Vitanatchi (ECC) 6-0, 6-2
Abril Marziali (SC) def. Victoria Gorodetskaya (ECC) 6-1, 6-2
Kimiya Ataiyan (SC) def. Danielle Wagner (ECC) 6-1, 6-0

Giese & Ito (ECC) def. Melkonian & Donine (SC) 8-3
Parks & Marziali (SC) def. Kingham & Gorodetskaya 8-4
Page & Ataiyan (SC) def. Vitanatchi & Wagner (ECC) 8-3