The Pirates' women's tennis team made it two straight victories Thursday with a narrow 5-4 win at Santa Monica College. Aliyah Amaya and Cali Iadevaia each won their singles matches in a third set and Denissa Garcia also claimed a singles point to lead Ventura (2-6, 2-3) to the Western State Conference win.
Amaya came from behind to win her No. 3 singles match-up. She dropped the first set 6-4 before coming back to take the match 7-5, 6-2. Iadevaia, meanwhile, also took three sets to post her win in No. 4 singles, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Garcia won in No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-0 and Emily Ward won by default in No. 6 singles.
In doubles, the Pirates earned a point at No. 3 by default to claim the 5-4 victory.
VC will host Saddleback in a non-conference match on Friday Feb. 22 at 2:00 pm at the VC Tennis Center.
Ventura 5, Santa Monica 4
1. Tanya Thompson (VC) lost to Fanny Harling (SMC) 7-6, 6-1
2. Keressa Garland (VC) lost to Iren Feher (SMC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Aliyah Amaya (VC) def. Dolores Padilla (SMC) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
4. Cali Iadevaia (VC) def. Lisa Friman (SMC) 6-4. 4-6, 7-5
5. Denissa Garcia (VC) def. Sophia Abbinante (SMC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Emily Ward (VC) def. (SMC) by default
1. Thompson/Garland (VC) lost to Harling/Faher (SMC) 8-1
2. Amaya/Iadevaia (VC) lost to Padilla/Friman (SMC) 8-6
3. Garcia/Ward (VC) def. (SMC) default
Season Record: Ventura 2-6 (2-3)