Ventura College Athletics

Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten with Non-Conference WIn

Ventura College freshman Yuya Koide had another love, love victory as the Pirates defeated previously unbeaten San Diego City 8-1 Friday afternoon. With a record of 8-0, Ventura is the lone undefeated team in Southern California.
Ventura College freshman Yuya Koide had another love, love victory as the Pirates defeated previously unbeaten San Diego City 8-1 Friday afternoon. With a record of 8-0, Ventura is the lone undefeated team in Southern California.

The Ventura College men's tennis team remained undefeated Friday with an 8-1 decision over previously unbeaten San Diego City College at the VC Tennis Center. Yuya Koide continued his energetic play with another love, love victory in No. 6 singles and he paired with Charles De La Laurencie to win in No. 2 doubles, 8-4. Antonio Rosales, Cody Castro and De La Laurencie were also double winners for the Pirates (8-0, 5-0), who ar the lone remaining team in Southern California without a loss.

Leo Noni and Ryan Lam started the day off with an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles, De La Laurencie and Koide followed with their victory at No. 2 and Rosales and Castro completed the sweep with an 8-4 triumph in No. 1 doubles.

Koide began singles play with his big win at No. 6 and De La Laurencie followed with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2. Lam won at No. 4, 6-1, 6-4 followed by Castro's win at no. 5, love and one. Rosales completed the day with a marathon win victory at the No. 1 slot, winning a super tiebreaker 10-3 after an even 6-3, 3-6 match.

The Pirates next travel to Cerritos on Tuesday March 10 in another non-conference match-up. VC returns home on March 12 to complete the Western State Conference circuit against Bakersfield.

Ventura 8, San Diego City 1

Doubles
1. Rosales/Castro (VC) def. Speshilov/Palmer (SDCC), 8-4
2. De La Laurencie/ Yuya Koide (VC) def. Zatarain (SDCC), 8-4
3. Noni/Lam (VC) def. Boxall/Cortin (SDCC), 8-2

Order of finish: 3,2,1

Singles
1. Antonio Rosales (VC) def. Nikita Speshilove (SDCC), 6-3, 3-6, (10-3 in Super Tiebreaker)
2. Charles De La Laurencie (VC) def. Colin Palmer (SDCC), 6-1, 6-0
3. Leo Noni (VC) lost to Alejandro Zatarain (SDCC), 2-6, 2-6
4. Ryan Lam (VC) def. Jose Ramierz-Chau (SDCC), 6-1, 6-4
5. Cody Castro (VC) def. Jonah Kim (SDCC), 6-0, 6-1
6. Yuya Koide (VC) def. Marc Reyes (SDCC), 6-0, 6-0 

Order of finish: 6,2,4,3,5,1