Men's tennis team gets 2012 season off to solid start   

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Lance DuganIf 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

Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  2/2/2012
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