Men's tennis gets easy OEC win over Fullerton at home

Men's tennis gets easy OEC win over Fullerton at home

Irvine Valley's men's tennis team responded after dropping its first match in Orange Empire Conference play with an easy win on Tuesday at home.

The Lasers, which lost to No. 5 Cypress last Thursday, beat Fullerton, 8-1.

Irvine Valley won each of the six singles matches in straight sets and also didn't have much trouble in doubles.

IVC freshman Jacob Holiday didn't drop a game at No. 1 singles for the Lasers.

Freshman Thallys Santos (No. 2), freshman Stuart Webb (No. 4) and freshman Michael Tao (No. 6) each lost only four games in their straight-set victories.

The teams of Holiday and freshman William Li and freshman Alvaro Mantilla and Webb won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, respectively for IVC.

Irvine Valley suffered a forfeit loss at No. 1 doubles.

Irvine Valley moved its record to 3-6 overall. Four of the team's first five losses came to four-year schools.

The Lasers play again on Thursday at home, taking on Riverside in a conference match at 2 p.m. Riverside, ranked No. 2 in Southern California, is undefeated at 13-0 so far this year.


1) Jacob Holiday (IVC) def. Jose Bernardo Flores (FC), 6-0, 6-0

2) Thallys Santos (IVC) def. Rodrigo Onante (FC), 6-4, 6-0

3) William Li (IVC) def. Moises Esteves (FC), 6-3, 6-3        

4) Stuart Webb (IVC) def. Chris Enciso (FC), 6-4, 6-0

5) Alvaro Mantilla (IVC) def. Dharric-Paul Rosario (FC), 6-4, 7-5

6) Michael Tao (IVC) def. Toan Trinh (FC), 6-4, 6-0


1) Michael Bott/Santos (IVC) def. Flores/Onante (FC), 8-0

2) Holiday/Li (IVC) def. Esteves/Rosario (FC), 8-2

3) Mantilla/Webb (IVC) def. Enciso/Trinh (FC), 8-4