M. Tennis: Close match results in 5-4 win against NCAA DIII school

Men's Tennis suffers rare loss
Men's Tennis suffers rare loss

Taking on NCAA Division III Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) on Thursday, the Cerritos College men's tennis team was able to pull out a 5-4 decision. The the win extends the team's streak to seven in a row, as the Falcons (8-1), who will travel to Glendale College for a 2:00 p.m. non-conference match on Friday.

Leading, 2-1 in the team score after doubles play, the Falcons continued their momentum with wins in the top half of their singles ladder. Freshman Arthur Toledo (Goliath Academy, FL) earned a 6-2, 6-2 win in the #1 position, while sophomore Bruno Duarte (Centro Educacional Rogêdo, Brazil) came away with a 6-3, 6-3 victory. The two also teamed up for one of the team's two doubles win in the #2 position.

Sophomore Jan Simon (Gymnasium Auf Der Karthause, Germany/Cypress College) easily won his first set in the #3 spot, 6-1, but was in a battle with Andrew Imrie in the second set until he escaped with a 7-6 decision. The Falcons clinched the team win with wins in the top half of the singles ladder. The closet match the team missed out on winning came in the #6 position, with sophomore Tomas Bella (Colegio Mallinckrodt, Argentina/Cypress College) just missing out on extending the match to a tie-breaker, but lost, 3-6, 6-7.

SINGLES
Arthur Toledo (CERR) def. Sebastian Castillo-Sanchez (RPI), 6-2, 6-2
Bruno Duarte (CERR) def. Clayton Thompson (RPI), 6-3, 6-3
Jan Simon (CERR) def. Andrew Imrie (RPI), 6-1, 7-6
Brian Niguidula (RPI) def. Lucas Legrand (CERR), 6-3, 6-3
Yudai Teruyama (RPI) def. Stevan Quintanar (CERR), 6-2, 6-0
Dylan Payne (RPI) def. Tomas Bella (CERR), 6-3, 7-6

DOUBLES
Sebastian Castillo-Sanchez/Andrew Imrie (RPI) def. Jan Simon/Lucas Legrand (CERR), 8-3
Arthur Toledo/Bruno Duarte (CERR), def. Clayton Thompson/Brian Niguidula (RPI), 8-3
Stevan Quintanar/Nico De La Pena (CERR) def. Dylan Payne/Zack Ebenfeld (RPI), 8-2