The Saddleback men's tennis team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 7-2 win against Fullerton College on Tuesday at the Saddleback Tennis Complex. The Gauchos were too tough on the back end for the Hornets in moving two games above .500 with two matches remaining on the schedule.
Torcaso, Henry and Ludwig would all end up as two-time winners on the day, with each moving on to win at singles play. Torcaso and Henry were easy winners, with identical 6-0, 6-1 wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Ludwig had to battle through a grueling three-set match, winning the third set tiebreaker 10-6.
Saddleback (9-7, 3-5) will have the rest of the week off before traveling to Cypress College next Tuesday. Match time is scheduled for 2:00 PM.
1. Ryan Fabre (SC) def. Rodrigo Onante (FC) 7-6, 6-1
2. Jose Bernardo Villas Flores (FC) def. Tyler Bloom (SC) 4-6, 6-7, (3-7)
3. Ivan Ozerets (SC) def. Moises Esteves (FC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Chris Torcaso (SC) def. Thiago Manzano (FC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Chad Henry (SC) def. Chris Enciso (FC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Oliver Ludwig (SC) def. Dharric-Paul Rosario (FC) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, (10-6)
1. Onante & Flores (FC) def. Fabre & David Lemus (SC) 8-2
2. Bloom & Torcaso (SC) def. Esteves & Manzano (FC) 8-5
3. Henry & Ludwig (SC) def. Enciso & Rosario (FC) 9-8 (7-2)