Lasers nearly pull off win over Saddleback   

Tags: Athletics, Tennis-Men

Tyler TroungThe Irvine Valley men's tennis team nearly pulled off its best win of the season. But Saddleback won two of three doubles matches to earn a 5-4 win over the Lasers in an Orange Empire Conference match on Thursday at IVC. Saddleback improved its record to 8-6 overall and 4-5 in conference. Irvine Valley's record slipped to 3-9 overall and 1-7 in conference. Irvine Valley split the six singles matches, getting wins from freshman Justin Thompson at the No. 1 position, 6-0, 6-1, freshman Tyler Troung at the No. 2 spot, 6-7, 6-2, 6-0, and sophomore Michael Zampiglia at No. 3, 6-0, 6-2. In doubles, only the team of Troung andfreshman Michael Sharp picked up a victory, winning, 8-6, at the No. 1 position. Irvine Valley lost a close match at No. 2 doubles, 8-6. The Lasers finish up conference play when they travel to Orange Coast next Tuesday.

1. Justin Thompson (IVC) def. Eemaun Latifi (SC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Tyler Truong (IVC) def. Eric Barnard (SC) 6-7, 6-2, 6-0
3. Sina Sharifi (SC) def. Chris Naamani (IVC) 6-1, 6-4
4. Jake Barnard (SC) def. Michael Sharp (IVC) 6-3, 6-1
5. Michael Zampiglia (IVC) def. Jon Tran (SC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Omeed Latifi (SC) def. Ryan Sleiman (IVC) 6-1, 6-1
1. J. Barnard/ S. Sharifi (SC) def. T. Troung/ M. Sharp (IVC) 8-6
2. J. Thompson/ C. Naamani (IVC) def. E. Barnard/ Will McKinney (SC) 8-6
3. E. Latifi/ O. Latifi (SC) def. M. Zampiglia/ R. Sleiman (IVC) 8-3



Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  3/31/2011
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