Ventura College Athletics

VC Falls at NCAA Division II Biola

VC freshman Bledar Gashi battled with doubles partner Ethan Wang in the No. 3 slot at Biola University Friday.
VC freshman Bledar Gashi battled with doubles partner Ethan Wang in the No. 3 slot at Biola University Friday.

For the second straight day and the third straight match, the Pirates' men's tennis team battled a 4-year school, falling at NCAA Division II Biola University in La Mirada, 7-2. The No. 2 doubles team of Yoya Koide and Ryan Lam earned a point with a 6-4 victory and Lam won his No. 4 singles match 6-2, ret.

Bledar Gashi and Ethan Wang battled to a 6-4 defeat in No. 3 doubles while Koide lost in No. 1 singles in a tiebreaking set, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6. Brodie Sodersten fell in No. 2 singles to VC alumnus Antonio Rosales 6-4, 6-1.

Ventura travels to NCAA Division III Cal Lutheran on Wednesday April 21.

Ventura 2, Biola 7

Doubles
1. Sodersten/Madarang (VC) lost to Rosales/Sebastian Herrera (BU), 6-2
2. Koide/Lam (VC) def. Cordova/Meneses (BU), 6-4
3. Bledar Gashi/Wang (VC) lost to Eric Martinez/Nieh (BU), 6-4

Singles
1. Yuya Koide (VC) def. lost to Alexi Prokopchuk (BU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
2. Brodie Sodersten (VC) lost to Antonio Rosales (BU), 6-4, 6-1
3. Regnar Madarang (VC) lost to Alex Sedeno (BU), 7-5, 6-0
4. Ryan Lam (VC) def. Isaac Cordova (BU), 6-2, ret.
5. Eduardo Gorgonio Criscuolo (VC) lost to Andres Meneses (BU), 6-2, 6-1
6. Ethan Wang (VC) lost to Ian Nieh (BU), 6-3, 6-1