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.
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
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
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