MSJC Mens Tennis competed this past weekend in the ITA Southern California Regional Championships @ Cypress College. 2 players from MSJC were seeded in the mens 128 singles draw. Emmanuel Mensah was seeded #2 and Taylor Witt was seeded #5. They were also seeded #3 in the doubles draw. Among those college's competing in the tournament were top players from Riverside City College, Ventura College, Cerritos
College and College of the Desert.
Emmanuel Mensah proved to be to strong in the mens singles final outlasting the 2008 Ojai Champion and California Community College state singles champion Daniel Coehlo from RCC, in a dramatic 3rd set tiebreak victory 1-6, 6-2, 10-6. With this victory Emmanuel has become the 1st player ever at MSJC to qaulify for the small colleges national ITA tournament in Mobile, Alabama in Oct.
Together in doubles Emmanuel Mensah and Taylor Witt mowed through the heavy competition and captured the doubles title with a convincing win over College of the Desert in the mens doubles final by the score of 8-5. They have also become the 1st doubles team to qaulify for the ITA small colleges national tournament.
Also representing MSJC Mens Tennis this past weekend at Cypress College and Cerrtitos College (ITA Host Site Locations) respectively in singles play were Carlos Marquez, Bruno Reich, Tyler Park, Stephan Morris and Ronnie Burker.
ITA Southern California Regional Championships
Mens Singles Final @ Cypress College 9/28/08
Emmanuel Mensah (MSJC) def. Daniel Coehlo (RCC) 1-6, 6-2, 10-6
Mens Doubles Final
Emmanuel Mensah/Taylor Witt (MSJC) def. Francisco Stuardo/Nico Combes (COD) 8-5