Men's tennis team plays well at Ojai Valley Tournament   

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Justin ThompsonPlayers on the Irvine Valley men's tennis team won a total of five matches at last week's OjaiValley Tournament.

Freshmen Michael Sharp and Justin Thompson each won two singles matches and freshman Tyler Troung won one singles contest.

Thompson, Irvine Valley's No. 1 singles player, actually beat thefourth-seeded playerin the tournament, Andre Almeida of Reedley College. Almeida is considered one of the top players in the state.

Thompson saved two match points in the third set and won 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (2).

Unfortunately, Thompson had to retire in the third round of the tourney due to injury.

Irvine Valley's doubles team of sophomores Michael Zampiglia and Ryan Sleiman lost a tough match against the top-seeded team from Cerritos in the second round.

The doubles team of Truong and Sharp lost in a super tiebreaker in the second round to a top team from San Diego Mesa.

"It was a great week in Ojai," IVC co-head coach John Goss said. "They guys had a great tournament."

 
Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  5/1/2011
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