Warriors Down Orange Coast on the Road

Photo by Yvette Blacknell
Photo by Yvette Blacknell

El Camino College scored an impressive road victory Thursday afternoon, defeating Orange Coast 7-2 in Costa Mesa.

The Warriors swept the doubles portion of the match to take a quick 3-0 lead. Kayla Brown and Leah Phillips scored a quick 8-1 victory in their match to give ECC its first point and then Amanda Hidalgo and Jay Gomez followed suit with an 8-1 win in the No. 3 match for a 2-0 lead.

The No. 1 team of Lindsay Giese and Kekoa Vaefa had the biggest challenge in their doubles match but scored an 8-6 win to give the Warriors a big 3-0 lead heading into singles play.

The Warriors would clinch the match early as Jay Gomez won by default in the No. 6 match and then Vaefa cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the No. 2 match to clinch the match.

Giese suffered her first loss of the season in the No. 1 match, falling 6-2, 6-1.

The Warriors will continue their road swing on Tuesday at Saddleback.

EL CAMINO COLLEGE 7, ORANGE COAST 2

SINGLES

  1. Shayee Sharif (OCC) def. Lindsay Giese (ECC) 6-2, 6-1
  2. Kekoa Vaefa (ECC) def. Christina Nguyen (OCC) 6-1, 6-0
  3. Jade Moreno (OCC) def. Kayla Brown (ECC) 7-5, 6-4
  4. Leah Phillips (ECC) def. Chloe Mason (OCC) 6-1, 6-2
  5. Amanda Hidalgo (ECC) def. Audrey Sinclair (OCC) 6-2, 6-1
  6. Jay Gomez (ECC) def. Lillian  Mason (OCC) by default

Singles Order of Finish: 6, 2, 5, 4, 1, 3

DOUBLES

  1. Giese/Vaefa (ECC) def. Sharif/Moreno (OCC) 8-6
  2. Brown/Phillips (ECC) def. C. Mason/Nguyen (OCC) 8-1
  3. Hidalgo/Gomez (ECC) def. L. Mason/Sinclair (OCC) 8-1

Doubles Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1