Men's tennis team plays tough, but falls to Riverside   

Tags: Athletics, Tennis-Men

Irvine Valley's men's tennis team lost to Riverside, 7-2, in an Orange Empire Conference match on Tuesday at IVC. But the contest was a lot closer than the final score indicated. IVC lost two singles matches in three sets and also dropped a doubles contest, 9-8, in the defeat. Irvine Valley's record slipped to 3-8 overall and 1-6 in conference. Riverside improved to 11-3 overall and 5-2 in conference. The Lasers got a solid effort from freshman Justin Thompson at No. 1 singles. He defeated Jharen Gines, 6-0, 6-0. Freshmen Tyler Troung and Michael Sharp each played well, but lost in three sets in singles for the Lasers. IVC's top doubles team of Sharp and Troung was also edged in the 9-8 doubles set. The Lasers picked up a 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles from the team ofsophomoresRyan Sleiman and Michael Zampaglia.



  • Justin Thompson (IVC) def. Jharen Gines (RCC) 6-0, 6-0
  • Theo Arruda (RCC) def. Tyler Troung (IVC) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
  • Ulises Banos (RCC) def. Chris Naamani (IVC) 6-2, 6-2
  • Gustavo Carvalho (RCC) def. Michael Sharp (IVC) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • Spencer Melendez (RCC) def. Charles Huang (IVC) 6-2, 6-1
  • Guilherme De Souza (RCC) def. Michael Zampiglia (IVC) 6-2, 6-2


  • Gines/Melendez (RCC) def. Sharp/Troung (IVC) 9-8 (6)
  • Naamani/Thompson (IVC) def. Arruda/Talalay (RCC) 8-4
  • Banos/De Souza (RCC) def. Sleiman/Zampaglia (IVC) 8-0

Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  3/29/2011
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