Men's Tennis

Men's tennis team advances to regional playoff final

Men's tennis team advances to regional playoff final

Irvine Valley's men's tennis team kept cruising along in the 2014 CCCAA Dual Team South Regional Championship.

The Lasers, seeded first, moved into the regional final with a 5-1 semifinal win over No. 4 Mt. San Jacinto at home on Tuesday.

Irvine Valley will host the regional final on Saturday against either No. 2 College of the Desert or No. 3 Cerritos.

With the win on Tuesday, Irvine Valley improved its record to 16-2 overall on the season. Mt. San Jacinto fell to 14-6.

The Lasers captured two of the three doubles matches to start the day.

The No. 2 team of freshmen Guillermo Ucelay and Simon Guillin won, 8-2, and the No. 3 team of sophomore Steven Le and freshman Kevin Pham came out on top, 8-3.

IVC's No. 1 doubles team of freshmen Jack Divorty and Benjamin Groud played Mt. San Jacinto's top duo of Vitor Galvao and Bruno Campos tough before losing, 8-6.

Irvine Valley then won three straight singles matches to wrap up the overall team victory.

Freshman Max Rumeau breezed, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles and Divorty won, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 4 singles.

Pham closed it out with a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 5 singles.

IVC was also ahead in the three other singles matches that were unfinished.

Ucelay (No. 1 singles), Guillin (No. 2 singles) and Le (No. 3 singles) were each up a set.

The winner of the regional final on Saturday advances to the State Championships next Wednesday at Ojai.

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