The Pirates' men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to visiting Cerritos College Tuesday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Antonio Rosales and Kyle Spiegelman teamed up in No. 1 doubles for an 8-5 victory, and Charles De La Laurencie won his No. 2 singles match for Ventura's lone points in the competition.
De La Laurencie was leading his No. 2 singles match 6-2, 3-2 when his opponent retired due to injury. Spiegelman narrowly missed winning two points dropping a super tiebreaker 4-10 after splitting his sets at No. 4 singles, 4-3, 2-6.
Ventura next travels to Saddleback on Friday Feb. 22 for a 2:00 pm match-up with the Gauchos.
Ventura 2, Cerritos 7
1. Antonio Rosales/Kyle Spiegelman (VC) def. Bruno Duarte/Artur Toledo (CC) 8-5
2. Alexandre Campolina/ Thiago Batista (VC) lost to Lucas LeGrand / Jan Simon (CC) 3-8
3. Jacob Boucher/ Eric Rodriguez (VC) lost to Steve Quintanar/ Nico De La Pena (CC) 0-8
Order of Finish: 3,2,1
1. Antonio Rosales (VC) lost to Artur Toledo (CC) 3-6, 0-6
2. Charles De La Laurencie (VC) def. Bruno Duarte (CC) 6-2, 3-2, Duarte Retired
3. Alexandre Campolina (VC) lost to Jan Simon (CC) 1-6, 2-6
4. Kyle Spiegelman (VC) lost to Steve Quintanar (CC) 6-3, 2-6, 4-10 in Super Tiebreaker
5. Thiago Batista (VC) lost to Tomas Bella (CC) 0-6, 2-6
6. Jaime Valdez (VC) lost to Nico De La Pena (CC) 0-6, 0-6
Order of Finish: 6,1,3,2,5,4
Season Record: Ventura 2-2 (0-1)