The Ventura College men's tennis team punctuated its 2017 Western State Conference championship with a 9-0 sweep at Bakersfield on Tuesday, completing an undefeated conference campaign. The victory was the Pirates' 10th this season in WSC play without a setback, and their 27th straight conference triumph dating back to March 6, 2014.
Augustin Lestelle and Rodrigo Perdigao led the way with victories at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively and together at No. 2 doubles. Lestelle won love, while Perdigao posted a love, one victory. Together they won 8-1.
Hamilton Walker posted a one and love win at No. 6 singles while Florent Auteuil prevailed in No. 5 singles, 6-3, 6-1. The two also won in No. 3 doubles, 8-0. Meanwhile, Bill Whitaker posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory in No. 1 singles and Damon Mitchell was a 6-4, 6-1 winner in No. 4 singles. They also teamed up to win No. 1 doubles, 8-0.
VC (14-4, 10-0) will host San Diego Mesa on Friday March 31 and De Anza on Saturday April 1 in make-ups of earlier rain-outs.
Ventura 9, Bakersfield 0
1. Bill Whitaker(VC) def. Chanrien Ul (BC), 6-2, 6-1
2. Augustin Lestelle (VC) def. Alec Slykerman (BC), 6-0, 6-0
3. Rodrigo Perdigao (VC) def. Zach Gomez (BC), 6-0, 6-1
4. Damon Mitchell (VC) def. Mario Cabaloza (BC), 6-4, 6-1
5. Florent Auteuil (VC) def. Fabian Cardenas (BC), 6-3, 6-1
6. Hamilton Walker (VC) def. Evan Stevenson (BC), 6-1, 6-0
1. Whitaker/Damon Mitchell (VC) def. Gomez/Slykerman (BC), 8-0
2. Lestelle/Perdigao (VC) def. Ul/Cardenas (BC), 8-1
3. Auteuil/Walker (VC) def. Ivan Rivera/Austin Lux (BC), 8-0