Ladies Tennis Team Downs Rio Hondo

Mt. San Jacinto College defeated Rio Hondo College 9-0 in the second round of conference play on Thursday, March 19th.  The day started with #2 and #3 doubles teams easily defeating Rio Hondo's teams.  Lessley/Lozano (MSJC) played a battle of a doubles match against Rio Hondo's Martinez/Wong and eventually prevailed 10-7.  In singles, Melissa Valdez, #4, was the first to secure a MSJC win followed by Henderson (#6) who clinched the win for MSJC.  Garcia (#5) and Escamilla (#2) were the next to follow.  Lozano (#1) easily dispatched Rio Hondo's number 1 player.  In the #2 singles, Lessley (#2) took off and easily won the first set 6-1, however, Wong (RHC) came back and was up 4-0 in the second set before cramping in her legs.  Lessley came back and was up 5-4 before Wong eventually retired due to leg cramping. 
 
MSJC tennis is currently 4-1 in conference play and 8-3 in their overall season.
 
 
The next match is at home against the College of the Desert on Thursday, March 26th at 2pm.