The Pirates' men's tennis team has added three more players from the 2020 team to its list of students athletes who will transfer to four-year schools to continue their academic and athletic careers. Sophomores Charles De La Laurencie (Florida National University), Alexandre Campolina (Westcliff University, CA) and Thorben Waldburger (Indiana University East) have all signed scholarship offers this spring, joining Antonio Rosales (Biola University), who committed in the fall (See Story).
De La Laurencie, a sophomore from Vaureal, France, has signed with Florida National University in Hialeah. The 2020 team MVP had an outstanding two-year career with the Pirates, advancing to the Western State Conference semifinals in singles as a freshman, and posting a perfect 8-0 singles record this season, splitting time in the No. 1 and No. 2 slot. Additionally, he and doubles partner Yuya Koide were 7-1 on the season at No. 2 when the season was suspended on March 12. Florida National is an NAIA school located outside of Miami. The Conquistadors were 5-5 in 2020 before play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Campolina will transfer to Westcliff University in Irvine. The sophomore from Caritiba, Brazil also concluded his VC career in March, posting a 6-0 record in singles, playing in the Nos. 4 and 5 positions. He also had a 5-1 record at No. 3 doubles with Leo Noni (4-0) and Ryan Lam (1-1). As a freshman, Campolina advanced to the WSC semifinals in doubles with partner Thiago Batista, and was a state qualifier in singles play. Westcliff is an NAIA school that competes in the CalPac Conference.
Waldburger came to VC from Wesel, Germany. The freshman did not take to the court with the Pirates this year, but was still able to land his scholarship at Indiana University East in Richmond, IN. The Red Wolves also compete in the NAIA as member of the River States Conference.
The VC men's tennis team was 8-0 this season when play was interrupted. The Pirates were the only undefeated team remaining in the state, and had clinched the program's 21st WSC title.