The Ventura College men's tennis team closed the regular season with an 8-1 victory over Grossmont Friday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Thiago Batista won in No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-2 to clinch the match for the Pirates (13-4, 6-2). VC won a pair of doubles matches to take an early 2-1 lead on the Griffins before sweeping through singles play.
Batista and Alexandre Campolina recorded the first point of the day for Ventura with an 8-1 win in No. 2 doubles. Antonio Rosales and Kyle Spiegelman followed soon thereafter with an 8-1 triumph in No. 1 doubles.
In singles, Campolina made quick work of his opponent in the No. 4 slot, winning 6-1, 6-2 before Spiegelman recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory i at No. 3. Batista then closed out his no. 5 match to clinch the victory for the Pirates. Charles De La Laurencie then won in No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2 followed by Rosales at no. 1, 6-0, 6-4, and James Moulton at no. 6, 6-0, 4-6, 11-9.
The Pirates return to the court at the VC Tennis Center Friday and Saturday April 5 and 6 for the Western State Conference singles and doubles championships.
Ventura 8, Grossmont 1
1. Rosales/Spiegelman (VC) def. Messieri/Susman (GC) 8-1
2. Campolina/Batista (VC) def. Gentile/Abbott (GC) 8-1
3. Moulton/De La Laurencie (VC) lost to Reynolds/Chinn (GC) 8-5
1. Antonio Rosales (VC) def. Diego Messieri (GC) 6-0, 6-4
2. Charles De La Laurencie (VC) def. Pablo Gentile (GC) 6-1, 6-2
3. Kyle Spiegelman (VC) def. James Susman (GC) 6-2, 6-1
4. Alexandre Campolina (VC) def. Austin Reynolds (GC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Thiago Batista (VC) def. Kent Abbott (GC) 6-1, 6-2
6. James Moulton(VC) def. Andrew Chinn (GC) 6-0, 4-6, 11-9