The Ventura College men's tennis team reclaimed the Western State Conference championship with a 9-0 sweep over visiting Glendale on Thursday afternoon. Yuya Koide, who had a golden set earlier this season, lost just five points in his love, love victory in No. 6 singles. Meanwhile Charles De La Laurencie, Ryan Lam and Cody Castro all continued their undefeated seasons in singles play. The title is the 21st overall for the Pirates in program history, their 13th in the past 15 years.
Antonio Rosales and Castro got things going in a positive direction with an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles. De La Laurencie and Koide followed with an 8-6 win at No. 2 and Leo Noni and Lam posted the same score at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, Koide was first to finish with his love, love sweep followed by De La Laurencie's 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles. Noni had a 7-5, 6-0 triumph at No. 2 singles while Castro triumphed in the No. 5 slot, 6-0, 6-4. Rosales claimed a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles and Lam had a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 4.
Ventura continues play with a pair of key non-conference matches. They host San Diego City on Friday March 6 at 2:00 pm before traveling to Cerritos on Tuesday March 10.
Ventura 9, Glendale 0
1. Rosales/Castro (VC) def. Kim/Homma (GCC), 8-2
2. De La Laurencie/ Koide (VC) def. Pupiec/Chagaian (GCC), 8-6
3. Noni/Lam (VC) def. Boxall/Cortin (GCC), 8-6
Order of finish: 1,2,3
1. Antonio Rosales (VC) def. Junyong Kim (GCC), 6-1, 6-3
2. Leo Noni (VC) def. Yugo Homma (GCC), 7-5, 6-0
3. Charles De La Laurencie (VC) def. Hakob Chagaian (GCC), 6-2, 6-0
4. Ryan Lam (VC) def. Tinseok Lee (GCC), 6-4, 6-2
5. Cody Castro (VC) def. Nicholas Pupiec (GCC), 6-0, 6-4
6. Yuya Koide (VC) def. Erik Babian (GCC), 6-0, 6-0 (only gave up 5 points in 2 sets)
Order of finish: 6,3,2,5,1,4