COD Men’s Tennis struggles in 2017 opener at #1 Lasers, 9-0

COD Men’s Tennis struggles in 2017 opener at #1 Lasers, 9-0

COD Men's Tennis opened up the 2017 season at the #1 seed in the nation, the Irvine Valley Lasers and fell, 9-0.

According to Roadrunners head coach Ken Thomas, "COD played well, we fought hard and never quit. We just ran up against a better team. We learned a lot, gained some much needed experience, and now we look forward to conference play which begins this Thursday."

The Desert #3 Doubles team of freshman Joao Luiz Zillo Prado (São Paulo, Brazil) and freshman Eleazar Vazquez-Celes (Indio H.S.) played a tough contest in taking four points away from the Lasers. Freshman Dimitrije Vukovic (Vancouver (BC) Morscrop Secondary) also played a competitive match, but fell in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-3.

COD will make their next appearance at Mt. San Jacinto on Thursday, February 16 as they begin Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play in San Jacinto.

Irvine Valley 9 - COD 0

#1 Doubles: J.Velasco / L.Lesouer (IV) def. D.Vukovic / J.Dvorken (COD) 8-2
#2 Doubles: W.Demulling / C.Politiek (IV) def.  M.Nolasco / C.Carlson (COD) 8-0
#3 Doubles: L.Mirecki / X.Castillo (IV) def. J.Prado / E. Vazquez-Celes (COD) 8-4

#1 Singles: W.Demulling (IV) def. D.Vukovic (COD) 6-2, 6-3
#2 Singles: L.Lesouer (IV) def. J.Dvorken (COD) 6-1, 6-1
#3 Singles:  J.Velasco (IV) def. J.Prado (COD) 6-0, 6-0
#4 Singles: C.Politiek (IV) def. C.Carlson (COD) 6-0, 6-0
#5 Singles: L.Mirecki (IV) def. M.Nolasco (COD) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Singles: X.Castillo (IV) def. E.Vazquez-Celes (COD) 6-0, 6-0

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