Gauchos sweep through singles to defeat Knights

Gauchos sweep through singles to defeat Knights

The Saddleback men's tennis team picked up a second win this week by defeating Dan Diego City College, 8-1, on Thursday afternoon on the Saddleback Courts.  The Gauchos won all six singles matches in closing out the Knights.

Saddleback was dominant early, breezing past San Diego City through the back half of the lineup.  The lone close match in singles play was a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 marathon with Vance La (pictured) picking up a win at #2 singles.  Michael Park put a stamp on things at #6 singles with a perfect, 6-0, 6-0 win.  The Gauchos held a 72-31 advantage in total games in singles play.

Saddleback also won 2-of-3 doubles matches, dropping the #1 singles matches before closing with two straight wins.

Saddleback is now 2-0 on the season heading into Friday's home match with Bakersfield College.  The Gauchos and Renegades are scheduled to start at 2:00 PM on the Saddleback Courts.


1. Riku Goto (SC) def. Daniel Villa Rosa (SDCC) 6-4, 6-4
2. Vance La (SC) def. Logan Rinder (SDCC) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5
3. Connor Mengert (SC) def. Dale Gutierrez (SDCC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Kian Saidi (SC) def. Patrick Meier (SDCC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Kris Harris (SC) def. David Ortuno (SDCC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Michael Park (SC) def. Jacques DeSmet (SDCC) 6-0, 6-0 


1. Rinder & Gutierrez (SDCC) def. Saidi & Jake Stivers (SC) 8-6
2. Zuriel Aaron & Saidi (SC) def. Meier & DeSmet (SDCC) 8-3
3. Jonathan Elkan & Park (SC) def. David Ortiz & Christian Baiza (SDCC) 8-2