By Wes McCurtis
CYPRESS, CA – The Cypress College women's tennis team (2-2, 1-0 OEC) opened Orange Empire Conference play with a 6-3 victory over district rival Fullerton College (2-2, 0-1 OEC) at home on Thursday.
The Chargers began doubles-play leading 4-2. #3 pair Park and Ngai picked up the clinching match with a dominant 8-1 victory.
"It was a really good victory for us," said Kristen Ojeda. "It was a good way to start conference and I'm really proud of each and every one of the girls. All of us improved; whether we won or lost we upped our game."
The Chargers will resume Orange Empire Conference play on Tuesday, Feb. 28 when they host Irvine Valley College at 2:00 p.m.
Final Score: Cypress College 6, Fullerton College 3
Kalie Laubie (FULL) def. Tiana Cung (CYP)
Alexandra Altamirano (FULL) def. Andrea Velasco (CYP)
Alyanna Soriano (CYP) def. Amy Fang (FULL)
Kristen Ojeda (CYP) def. Mayumi Okubo (FULL)
Candace Ngai (CYP) def. Lauren Smith (FULL)
Khanh Duong (CYP) def. Lael Cardinal (FULL)
Laubie/Altamirano (FULL) def. Cung/ Soriano (CYP), 8-4
Velasco/Ojeda (CYP) def. Fang/Okubo (FULL), 8-5
Ngai/Park (CYP) def. Cardinal/Smith (FULL), 8-1
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