Rio Hondo College is still in search of its first South Coast Conference win after falling to El Camino College 8-1 on Tuesday in Torrance.
Heaven Diaz was the lone Roadrunner to pick up a win, defeating Kimberly Linares 6-4, 6-7, 10-8 at No. 4 singles. At No. 3 doubles, the duo of Samantha Garcia and Samantha Martinez nearly forced a second set, but lost 8-5 to ECC's Amanda Vitanatchi and Jay Gomez.
With the loss, Rio Hondo fell to 2-5 overall and 0-3 in SCC play while El Camino moved to 5-3 and 4-0. The Roadrunners return to action on Thursday (Mar. 14) when they host Cerritos College in a 2 p.m. conference match.
EL CAMINO 8, RIO HONDO 1
1. Riko Tanagawa (ECC) def. Jane Quach (RHC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Lina Ito (ECC) def. Jesielle Valles (RHC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Madi Giese (ECC) def. Gabriella Tellez (RHC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Heaven Diaz (RHC) def. Kimberly Linares (ECC) 6-4, 6-7, 10-8
5. Brenda Fernandez (ECC) def. Samantha Garcia (RHC) 6-4, 6-1
6. Danielle Wagner (ECC) def. Cynthia Ordonez (RHC) 6-2, 6-4
1. Giese/Ito (ECC) def. Quach/Valles (RHC) 8-0
2. Tanagawa/Fernandez (ECC) def. Tellez/Diaz (RHC) 8-1
3. Amanda Vitanatchi/Jay Gomez (ECC) def. Garcia/Samantha Martinez (RHC) 8-5