Men's tennis team cruises in opening round of playoffs

Men's tennis team cruises in opening round of playoffs

Irvine Valley's men's tennis team started defense of its CCCAA State Title with an easy 5-0 win over San Diego City on Tuesday at home in a SoCal Regional Championship Quarterfinal match.

The contest took a little more than 90 minutes to complete.Top-seeded Irvine Valley won all three doubles matches and then earned two quick singles victories to earn the overall win over the eighth-seeded Knights.

Irvine Valley stayed unbeaten on the year at 16-0 and moved on to the semifinal round next Tuesday. The Lasers will host Orange Empire Conference rival Saddleback at 1 p.m.

On the second doubles court, IVC's team of freshmen Wyatt DeMulling and Chris Politiek had no trouble in winning, 8-0.

And then IVC's No. 1 doubles team of sophomores Lucas Lesoeur and Javier Callejo and No. 3 team of freshman Leszek Mirecki and sophomore Gavin Lynch each won, 8-2, to give the Lasers control.

Irvine Valley was up in each of the singles matches, but picked up the overall win after sophomore Luis Castello won, 6-0, 6-0, on court six and Mirecki came out on top, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 5 spot.

Irvine Valley has now won 32 matches in a row dating back to last season.


1) Wyatt DeMulling (IVC) vs. Daniel Villa Rosas (SDC), 6-0,1-0 unfinished

2) Lucas Lesoeur (IVC) vs. Ivan Martinez (SDC), 6-0, 4-0 unfinished

3) Javier Callejo (IVC) vs. Patrick Meier (SDC), 6-2, 4-1 unfinished

4) Chris Politiek (IVC) vs. Shawn (Tan) Tran (Vo), 6-3, 1-0 unfinished

5) Leszek Mirecki (IVC) def. Jacques Desmet (SDC), 6-0, 6-1

6) Luis Castillo (IVC) def. Kyle Maigue (SDC), 6-0, 6-0


1) Lesoeur/Callejo (IVC) def. Villa Rosas/Meier (SDC), 8-2

2) DeMulling/Politiek (IVC) def. Martinez/Ruiz (SDC), 8-0

3) Mirecki/Gavin Lynch (IVC) def. Desmet/Tran (SDC), 8-2