MSJC Mens Tennis goes on the road to defeat Preseason Southern California #1 RCC by the score of 6-3. This was an extremely intense match and could have easily gone to either team. However, today was the Eagles day to claim victory as they played with an amazing amount of heart and desire in front of a nice crowd at the RCC tennis center.
The day was not looking to bright for the eagles as they fell down in a hole 3-1 early in the singles rotation. Emmanuel Mensah continued his domination at the #1 singles spot remaining undefeated. Unfortunately, Bruno Reich, whom was previously undefeated, suffered his first loss, falling to his opponent in straight sets. Taylor Witt was also defeated in singles, falling to last years singles state champion Daniel Coehlo (rcc), and Tyler Park was unable to comeback in his singles match also falling in straight sets.
Fortunately, for the eagles today belonged to Richard Tetteh and Carlos Marquez who each rallied to win their singles matches in 3 sets. These victories deadlocked the overall match score at 3-3 going into the doubles.
At #2 doubles, Bruno Reich and Carlos Marquez completely dominated their opponents quickly winning the proset 8-5. This led up to an incredible matchup of the ITA Fall Regional Champions Taylor Witt and Emmanuel Mensah against Yair Banuelos and Daniel Coehlo (rcc). Their match went the distance and was decided in the tiebreak after the proset was all locked up at 8-8. Once again the eagles emerged victorious and pulled out the tiebreak and clinched the overall match 5-3. Kenny Hotchkiss and Richard Tetteh also won their exciting doubles match in a nailbiting proset tiebreak putting the final match score at 6-3.
The Eagles get little rest and they are right back in action for a road match against 2008 State Champion Ventura College @ Ventura this saturday at 2pm. This is a rematch of last years southern california state playoff dual team semi-finals (Ventura defeated MSJC 5-0) and should be a great match!
MSJC 6 RCC3
Non-Conference Dual match played on 2/26/09 @ RCC
1. Emmanual Mensah (msjc) def. Yair Banuelos (rcc) 6-3, 6-2
2. Daniel Coehlo (rcc) def. Taylor Witt (msjc) 6-4, 6-1
3. Diego Miranda (rcc) def. Bruno Reich (msjc) 6-0, 7-5
4. Carlos Marquez (msjc) def. Camilo Almeida (rcc) 6-2, 2-6 6-4
5. Richard Tetteh (msjc) def. Sam Pirani (rcc) 6-1, 5-7 7-6(5)
6. Michael Lim (rcc) def. Tyler Park (msjc) 6-1, 6-4
1. Mensah/Witt (msjc) def. Banuelos/Coehlo (rcc) 9-8(3)
2. Reich/Marquez (msjc) def. Lim/Miranda (rcc) 8-5
3. K Hotchkiss/Tetteh (msjc) def. B Lopez/Pirani (rcc) 9-8(2)
MSJC 6-1 (2-0)