Pirates roll with wins over Irvine Valley, Riverside

Pirates roll with wins over Irvine Valley, Riverside

COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College women's tennis team took care of business this week with a pair of impressive Orange Empire Conference wins over Irvine Valley (6-3) on Tuesday and Riverside City College (8-1) on Thursday.

Against the Lasers on Tuesday, Coast picked up four singles wins by Miri Inoue (6-3, retired), Jo Ann Taylor (by default), Sara Le Boulenge (6-2, 6-1) and Emily Fujita (6-4, 6-3).

Needing just one win in doubles to take the overall victory, Coast picked up a pair with wins by Taylor/Le Boulenge (8-1) and Fujita/Claire Boettcher (8-6).

On Thursday, the Pirates hosted Riverside and cruised to an 8-1 win. OCC swept through singles play, with straight-set wins coming from Inoue (6-3, 6-1), Taylor (6-3, 6-2), Le Boulenge (6-2, 6-2), Boettcher (6-3, 6-1), Fujita (6-2, 6-1) and Camryn Mason (6-3, 6-0).

In doubles, Coast took 2-of-3 matches, thanks to strong performances by Inoue/Mason (8-1) and Boettcher/Fujita (8-6).

With the victories, the Pirates improve to 9-1 overall, 3-0 in the OEC.

OCC will play at Saddleback on Tuesday (2 p.m.) before hosting Fullerton on Thursday (2 p.m.).