Shafer wins close matches to help women's tennis beat Paradise Valley CC

Freshman Jayme Shafer (Tucson HS) won close matches in singles and doubles to help the Aztecs women's tennis team beat Paradise Valley Community College. The Aztecs are 3-2 on the year and 2-2 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Raymond Suarez
Freshman Jayme Shafer (Tucson HS) won close matches in singles and doubles to help the Aztecs women's tennis team beat Paradise Valley Community College. The Aztecs are 3-2 on the year and 2-2 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College women's tennis team (3-2, 2-2 in ACCAC) earned a conference road victory on Thursday in Phoenix.

The Aztecs defeated Paradise Valley Community College 7-2.

Freshman Jayme Shafer (Tucson HS) won a pair of close matches on the day. She played a tight singles match in the second set but came away with the win at No. 5 singles after she defeated Cheyanna Anderson 6-1, 7-5. Shafer, along with No. 3 doubles partner Elise Rodriguez (Flowing Wells HS), beat Anderson and Ali Ambriz 8-5.

In other singles matches, No. 1 player Emma Oropeza (Nogales HS) upended Alexandra Levendi 6-1, 6-0 while Janine Fernando (Sabino HS) won her No. 2 singles match over Chanel Ruiz 6-0, 6-1. Lien Nguyen beat Bianca Amaya 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

Sophomore Dana Pineda (University HS) dropped her match at No. 4 singles to Erica Wolford 6-0, 6-4 and Rodriguez fell to Ambriz at No. 6 singles 6-3, 7-5.

The Aztecs swept the other matches in doubles. Oropeza and Fernando defeated Ruiz and Amaya at No. 1 doubles 8-3 while Nguyen and sophomore Ashley Ochoa (Tucson HS) won a close match-up at No. 2 doubles over Levendi and Wolford 8-6.

The Aztecs will begin the second half of the season on Tuesday when they host Eastern Arizona College at the West Campus Tennis Courts. The match will start at 1:30 p.m.