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.
It is a season whose end will forever be unwritten. The Ventura College men's tennis team was the lone undefeated squad remaining in the state in 2020 when the campaign came to an abrupt end on March 12 due to the coronavirus, and their journey will always be unfinished. But despite that, the 2020 Pirates achieved many great things worthy of recognition and review.
Despite being the lone undefeated team in the state when the coronavirus halted CCCAA athletics across the board on March 12, the Pirates' men's tennis team was ranked No. 3 in the final Oracle/ITA JUCO CCCAA Men’s Team Rankings issued by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Thursday. Ventura (8-0) was ranked behind College of the Desert (6-1) and American River (9-2) in the poll.
Ventura College men's tennis sophomore Antonio Rosales has signed a letter of intent to transfer to Biola University on a scholarship in the fall. Rosales, who is from Quito, Ecuador, has been VC's No. 1 player in singles and doubles for the past two seasons. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Pirates' 2020 campaign was cut short, and all players' year of eligibility was restored by the CCCAA. Rosales could have three years remaining to play with the Eagles, an NCAA Division II school competing in the PacWest Conference.
The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled, the spring season of competition for approximately 9,500 student-athletes will be restored and face-to-face recruiting and recruiting-related travel is being prohibited immediately but will be re-evaluated next month. Ventura College is a participant in the CCCAA, and the college has moved to all online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester.
In accordance with a directive from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), Ventura College has indefinitely postponed all spring sports, including nontradtional seasons, due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. The move was voted upon by the CCCAA Board of Directors on Thursday afternoon.
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, Ryan Lam 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.
The California Community College Athletic Association has named its team and individual scholar awards for the 2018-19, and Ventura College is once again well represented. The Pirates' men's tennis and women's track and field teams were both named State Scholar Teams for the academic year, and VC's Tatiana Garcia has been named to the State Scholar Athlete Honor Roll. The scholar team honors are Ventura's 38th and 39th awards since the program's inception in 1997-98.
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.
The Pirates' men's tennis team remained undefeated on the year with a resounding 8-1 victory over Santa Barbara City College Tuesday in Santa Barbara. Antonio Rosales led the Pirates (6-0, 4-0) with a two and love win in No. 1 singles after her paired with Cody Castro for an 8-4 win in No. 1 doubles. Castro, Leo Noni and Alexandre Campolina were also double-winners on the day for Ventura.
The VC men's tennis team continued their strong start with a 7-2 victory over visiting Riverside on Tuesday afternoon. The Pirates (5-0, 3-0) won two of three doubles matches before nearly sweeping singles play. Leo Noni (No. 3 singles, No. 3 doubles), Alexandre Campolina (No. 5 singles, No. 3 doubles) and Cody Castro (No. 6 singles, No. 1 doubles) were all double winners for VC on the day.
The VC men's tennis team continued its strong play with a 9-0 sweep at Bakersfield College on Thursday. Playing in his first collegiate singles match, Yuya Koide had a golden set, then lost just two points in winning his No. 6 singles match, love and love. Meanwhile Cody Castro (No. 5 singles), Alexandre Campolina (No. 4 singles) and Charles De La laurencie (No. 1 singles) all blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
The Ventura College men's tennis team made quick work of visiting Saddleback on Tuesday afternoon, sweeping the Gauchos 9-0. After dropping just five games in the three doubles matches, VC (3-0, 2-0) lost just eight games in the six singles contests in the dominant performance. Charles De La Laurencie and Leo Noni both won their singles matches love and love to lead the way for the Pirates.
The Pirates' men's tennis team traveled to Glendale Thursday afternoon, coming home with a 6-3 victory over the Vaqueros. Alexandre Campolina and Ryan Lam teammed up \to win in No. 3 doubles before they each won their respective singles contest. Charles De La Laurencie was the other double-winner for the Pirates (2-0, 2-0).
The Pirates' men's tennis team opened the 2020 season on Tuesday with a resounding 7-2 victory over Santa Barbara at the VC Tennis Center. Charles De La Laurencie was Ventura's only double winner, capturing No. 2 doubles with Yuya Koide and winning in No. 2 singles as well. The Pirates (1-0, 1-0) dropped two of three doubles matches before coming back to sweep the singles competition.
VC freshman Charles De La Laurencie and sophomore Thiago Batista headlined the Pirates' men's tennis team's first team All-Western State Conference selections for the 2019 season. De La Laurencie and doubles partner James Moulton along with Antonio Rosales and Kyle Spiegelman earned first team honors in doubles for Ventura.
Its no easy task to play on Santurday at The Ojai Tournament. That is exactly what VC men's tennis doubles team of Antonio Rosales and Kyle Spiegelman did Saturday as they advanced to the quarterfinals of the CCCAA State Doubles Championships. The Pirates' No. 1 duo made a strong showing at the Ojai Athletic Club, ultimately coming up short against Northern California's No. 1 seed from Foothill College, falling 6-3, 6-4.
The Pirates' doubles team of Antonio Rosales and Kyle Spiegelman advanced to the quarterfinals of CCCAA State Championships at The Ojai Tournament Friday with a pair of victories. The No. 3-seed from Southern California, the VC duo defeated a team from Mt. San Antonio College, 6-1, 6-2 before downing the SoCal No. 8-seeds from San Diego City, 6-4, 6-2. The pair will take the court in the state quarterfinals on Saturday April 27 at 2:30 pm at the Ojai Athletic Club.
The VC men's tennis team had a solid showing in the opening rounds of the CCCAA State Singles and Doubles Championships hosted by The Ojai Tournament. Antonio Rosales, Charles De La Laurencie and Kyle Spiegelman all moved into the round of 32 in singles while the doubles pair of Rosales and Spiegelman also moved into the top-32.
Ventura's Antonio Rosales and Kyle Spiegelman claimed the Western State Conference men's doubles championship Friday in play at the VC Tennis Center. The pair moved into the final by a default victory in the semifinals, then defeated a pair from Glendale 6-3, 3-0, ret. to claim the crown. Rosales and Spiegelman become the seventh VC pair to win the conference title in the last eight years.
The VC men's tennis team had its dual season come to an end Tuesday in the opening round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs with a 5-0 loss at No. 2-seed Irvine Valley College. After being swept in doubles play, The No. 7-seeded Pirates dropped Nos. 3 and 6 in singles to concede the match.
The Ventura College men's tennis team will continue its season in the Southern California Regional Playoffs. The Pirates (12-4) received the No. 6-seed in the draw and will travel to No. 3 Irvine Valley (11-1) on Tuesday April 9 for a quarterfinal match-up. The Pirates finished second in the Western State Conference with a 6-2 conference mark while the Lasers breezed through the Orange Empire Conference with a perfect 8-0 mark.
VC's Antonio Rosales led a host of Pirates whose play in the Western State Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday has qualified them for the CCCAA State Championships held at the Ojai Tournament later this month. Rosales had a win on Friday and two more on Saturday to advance to the WSC singles championship to be played Friday April 12 at the VC Tennis Center. In doubles, Rosales and partner Kyle Spiegelman, and the duo of Thiago Batista and Alexandre Campolina moved to the WSC semifinals, also to be played April 12.
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.
The Pirates'men's tennis team completed Western State Conference play by completing a season-sweep of Bakersfield College on the road Thursday afternoon. VC blanked the Renegades 9-0 for the second time this season, led by Antonio Rosales, Kyle Spiegelman and Thiago Batista, all of whom posted love and love vistories in singles play. Rosales and Spiegelman also won their doubles match 8-0 for Ventura (11-4, 5-2).
The Ventura College men's tennis team had the victory in hand before play began at Los Angeles Pierce Tuesday afternoon as the Brahmas only had three players available for their match-up with the Pirates. VC (10-4, 4-2) won five points by default, then won three more on the court for the 8-1 Western State Conference victory. Charles De La Laurencie and James Moulton won in singles while Antonio Rosales and Kyle Spiegelman triumphed in doubles play.
The Ventura College men's tennis team swept visiting Bakersfield 9-0 Thursday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. The bottom half of the line-up shut out the Renegades as Alexandre Campolina, Thiago Batista and James Moulton swept the Nos. 4, 5, and 6 singles matches, respectively, with identical 6-0, 6-0 scores. Batista and doubles partner Charles De La Laurencie also shut out their opponents in No. 2 doubles, 8-0.
After multiple re-schedulings, the Pirates' men's tennis team finally faced Santa Babrara City College, coming away with an 8-1 victory at Pershing Park on Tuesday. Thiago Batista highlighted the day with a golden set, producing 24 straight winners in his 6-0, 6-0 victory in No. 5 singles. He then teamed up with Jacob Boucher for an 8-0 win in No. 3 doubles for the Pirates (6-3, 2-2).
The Ventura College men's tennis team made the trek to San Diego on Friday, coming home with a 9-0 sweep over the Olympians in a non-conference contest. James Moulton did not drop a game all day, winning his No. 6 singles match love and love after teaming up with Charles De La Laurencie in No. 3 doubles for an 8-0 win. De La Laurencie also won in No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
The VC men's tennis team swept a shorthanded Los Angeles Pierce team 9-0 Tuesday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. The Brahmas came to Ventura with three active layers, giving the Pirates default victories in Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles and Nos. 2 and 3 doubles. Antonio Orsales yielded just one game in his one and love win at No. 1 singles while Alexandre Campolina and Thiago Batists recorded an 8-0 win in No. 1 doubles for Ventura (4-2, 1-1).