M. Tennis: Shutout win extends winning streak

File Photo: Nico De La Pena won in straight sets.
File Photo: Nico De La Pena won in straight sets.

For the seventh time in their last eight matches, the Cerritos College men's tennis team shut out their opponent. On Thursday, the Falcons (10-1, 6-0) defeated a shorthanded Victor Valley College team, 6-0 in a Western State Conference East Division match. The team will travel to Saddleback College on Friday for a non-conference match.

Three of the four singles matches that were played resulted in Cerritos posting 6-0, 6-0 wins, with sophomore Jan Simon (Gymnasium Auf Der Karthause, Germany/Cypress College) taking over the #1 position on the ladder for the day. He recorded a 6-2, 6-0 win, with freshman Lucas Legrand (Marie, France), along with sophomores Tomas Bella (Colegio Mallinckrodt (Argentina/Cypress College) and Nico De La Pena (Downey HS) coming away with shutout wins.

In doubles play, Bella and De La Pena matches their shutout scores, with an 8-0 decision, while Simon and Legrand surrendered just one game in an 8-1 win.

Jan Simon (CERR) def. Adam Kasbon (VV), 6-2, 6-0
Lucas Legrand (CERR) def. Chris Pena (VV), 6-0, 6-0
Tomas Bella (CERR) def. Devin Mervillas (VV), 6-0, 6-0
Nico De La Pena (CERR) def. Richard Meza (VV), 6-0, 6-0
Cerritos win by forfeit
Cerritos win by forfeit

Jan Simon/Lucas Legrand (CERR) def. Adam Kasbon/Chris Pena (VV), 8-1
Tomas Bella/Nico De La Pena (CERR) def. Devin Mervillas/Richard Meza (VV), 8-0
Cerritos win by forfeit