If the first match was any indication, the Irvine Valley men's tennis team is one to watch this season. The Lasers swept San Diego City on the road on Thursday, 9-0.
And they did it easily. IVC won every singles match in straight sets and had little trouble in doubles.
Sophomore Lance Dugan won at No. 1 singles for the Lasers, beating Rafa Martinez, 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Rafael Da Luz won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 singles and sophomore Michael Sharp came out on top, 6-3, 6-0, at the No. 3 spot for IVC.
At No. 4 singles, freshman Jaime Roman won, 6-4, 6-1 and freshman Theo Braune won, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 5 singles. Sophomore Alan Artin capped the easy time in singles with a 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 6 position.
In doubles, Dugan and Sharp teamed at No. 1 to win, 8-4. Da Luz and freshman Azamat Parchiev won, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles and Roman and freshman Colby Trinh completed the doubles triump with a 8-1 victory at the No. 3 position.
Irvine Valley plays again next Tuesday, traveling to Grossmont for a 2 p.m. contest.
The team is home next Thursday against El Camino at 2 p.m.
1. Lance Dugan (IVC) def. Rafa Martinez (SDC) 6-3, 6-2
2. Rafael Da Luz (IVC) def. Eruin Hernandez (SDC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Michael Sharp (IVC) def. Hebert Sherrard (SDC) 6-3, 6-0
4. Jaime Roman (IVC) def. Jorge Benitez (SDC) 6-4, 6-1
5. Theo Braune (IVC) def. Paul Quinones (SDC) 6-1, 6-2
6. Alan Artin (IVC) def. Darrell Camara (SDC) 6-0, 6-1
1. Dugan/Sharp (IVC) (SC) def. Martinez/Benitez (SDC) 8-4
2. Da Luz/Azamat Parchiev (IVC) def. Hernandez/Sherrard (SDC) 8-4
3. Roman/Colby Trinh (IVC) def. Quinones/Camara (SDC) 8-1