Men's Tennis Opens 2012 With Two Wins

MSJC Men's Tennis opens the season with a 6-3 win over visiting Pacific Coast Power San Diego Mesa College. Mesa has in recent years dominated the PCC winning the conference title the past 3 years but they have been unable to defeat the Eagles during Coach Escatiola's tenure. This time around was no different as the young eagle team led by sophmore Mensford Owusu dominated most of the singles rotation taking 5 out of 6 matches. Freshman Laszlo Irme battled hard at the 3 spot but was unable to come out on top against his opponent falling 5-7 6-7 (8). Mesa battled hard in doubles and were able to pull out wins at the 2 and 3 spots respectively. It was a solid performance from the young talented eagle squad!
Non-Conference Dual Team Match 
Played on 2/2/12 @ MSJC
MSJC def. San Diego Mesa College 
1. Mensford Owusu (msjc) def. Gleb Bilyalov (sdmc)7-6, 6-4
2. Luis Jaimes (msjc) def. Ben Ward (sdmc) 6-2, 6-0
3. Giordano Valdez (sdmc) def. Laszlo Irme (msjc) 7-5, 7-6
4. Alex Miehle (msjc) def. Alex Richards (sdmc) 6-0, 6-0
5. Godi Enock (msjc) def. Alex Abbuhl (sdmc) 6-1, 6-2
6. Marcio Dal Pont (msjc) def. Nathaniel Johnson (sdmc) 6-1, 6-0
1. Irme/Miehle (msjc) def. Nickolai Rudametkin/Ward (sdmc) 8-3
2. Valdez/Richards (sdmc) def. Pedro Liberio/Caio Bracalentti (msjc) 8-3
3. Abbuhl/Johnson (sdmc) def. Parker Retes/Ian James (msjc) 8-6
MSJC Men's Tennis blanks Imperial Valley College 9-0. The Eagles totally dominated the visiting Arabs in singles and doubles without losing a match. It was a great opportunity for many of the lower seeded players to get some playing time and they did not squander their chance and played some great tennis! Next up for the Eagles is a road trip to another Conference Champion from 2011 in Cerritos College. MSJC defeated Cerritos last season two times so the host Falcons will be hungry for some payback!
Non-Conference Dual Team Match 
Played on 2/3/12 @ MSJC
MSJC def. Imperial Valley College 
1. Marcio Dal Pont (msjc) def. Marcelo Rodriguez (ivc) 6-4, 4-6 10-7
2. Pedro Liberio (msjc) def. Charlie Stephens (ivc) 6-4, 2-6 11-9
3. Caio Bracalentti (msjc) def. Alex Cortez (ivc) 6-0, 6-1
4. Parker Retes (msjc) def. Oscar Gastelum (ivc) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ben Martinez (msjc) def. Christian Ramirez (ivc) 6-2, 6-0
6. David Flores (msjc) def. Rudy Robles (ivc) 6-2, 6-2
1. Mensford Owusu/Luis Jaimes (msjc) def. Rodriguez/Stephens (ivc) 8-3
2. Peter DeFrantz/Godi Enock (msjc) def. Cortez/Gastelum (ivc) 8-0
3. Dakota Martinez/B. Martinez (msjc) def. Robles/Ramirez (ivc) 8-1
MSJC 2-0