Two Eagles Advance to State in Tennis

Mt San Jacinto College will once again be represented at the state individual tournament later this tennisjames.jpgweek in Fresno. James Bragg and Murilo Valadares battled their way through the competition in the southern california regionals in Palm Desert this past weekend reaching the quarterfinals and qualifying for the state individuals. Bragg and Valadares used their big serves, huge returns, consistent volleys and high energy to outplay the #1 doubles team from Ventura College in the qualifying round by the score of 6-1, 7-5. This is the 4th year in a row that MSJC will be competing at the state tournament. Complete results can be found here http://www.cccaasports.org/tennis/men/
 
Coach Jesse Escatiola was awarded Coach of the year for the Mens Foothill Conference and six eagles were given all conference honors in singles and doubles in the Foothill Conference.tennismurillo.jpg
 
All-Conference in Singles:
Victor Bittar

Murilo Valadares
James Bragg
 
All-Conference in Doubles:
Mensford Owusu and Victor Bittar
James Bragg and Murilo Valadares
Anderson Ribeiro and Tavyn Libao
 
 
James Bragg (top) and Murilo Valadares teamed up to qualify for the State Tennis Tournament.