Aztecs women's tennis upsets No. 21 Mesa CC

Sophomore Emma Oropeza (Nogales HS) helped the Aztecs earn their second win over a ranked opponent. They beat Mesa 8-1, Oropeza won her No. 1 singles match 6-3, 7-6 (7-3 in the tiebreaker). Photo by Raymond Suarez
Sophomore Emma Oropeza (Nogales HS) helped the Aztecs earn their second win over a ranked opponent. They beat Mesa 8-1, Oropeza won her No. 1 singles match 6-3, 7-6 (7-3 in the tiebreaker). Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College women's tennis team (2-0, 2-0 in ACCAC) upset its second ranked opponent as it nearly blanked No. 21 Mesa Community College on Tuesday at the West Campus Tennis Courts. The Aztecs defeated the Thunderbirds 8-1.

The Aztecs swept the three doubles match-ups. Sophomore Emma Oropeza (Nogales HS) and Janine Fernando (Sabino HS) beat Sala Yoshida and Cindy Anders 8-2 at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles team of freshman Meghan Houk (Corona del Sol HS) and sophomore Lien Nguyen defeated Audra Spargo and Stephanie Alsman 8-2. The No. 3 doubles duo of Ashley Fitzsimmons (Walden Grove HS) and Jayme Shafer (Tucson HS) won their match 8-4.

The Aztecs took five of the six singles matches. Oropeza played to a second-set tiebreaker but was able to down Yoshida 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 1 singles. Houk won her match at No. 3 singles over Anders 6-4, 6-1 while Nguyen beat Camacho 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.

Fitzsimmons defeated Alsman 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5 singles while Shafer won her No. 6 singles match 6-1, 6-0.

Fernando lost her No. 2 singles match to Spargo 6-1, 6-4.

The Aztecs will return to the West Campus Tennis Courts on Tuesday, Mar. 20 when they host Glendale Community College at 1:30 p.m.