COD (1-1) took on a season opening double header, on the back half of the double header they traveled to the Ventura Pirates (1-0), falling to the Pirates, 8-1.
Freshman Kyryll Kryvchurn (Vancouver (BC) Learning Network) took his first set into extras, rallying back to win 7-5 and then crushed his opponent in the second set, 6-1.
Freshman Brian Johnson (Palm Springs H.S.), sophomore Dimitrije Vukovic (Burnaby (BC) Moscrop Secondary), sophomore Jakob Dvorken (Ridgewood, NJ), freshman Elvis Leon-Soriano (Indio Shadow Hills) and sophomore Joau Luiz Zillo Prado (São Paulo (Brazil) Ateneu) all fell in straight sets.
Kryvchurn and Vukovic fell in a hotly contested match, 8-6 and the Johnson and Dvorken doubles match was a hard fought 8-1 loss. Desert fell, 8-0, in the final doubles match, featuring sophomore Marcus Simon (Twentynine Palms H.S.) and Leon-Soriano.
Ventura defeated College of the Desert 8-1, in a PCAC men's tennis dual match played at Ventura College.
#1: Cherqui/Dunan (VC) def. Kryvchurn/Vukovic (COD), 8-6
#2: Soni/Etiemble (VC) def. Johnson/Dvorken (COD), 8-1
#3: Rowe/Alexander Martin (VC) def. M.Simon/Leon-Soriano (COD), 8-0
#1: Kyryll Kryvchurn (COD) def. Solal Cherqui (VC), 7-5, 6-1
#2: Priyank Soni (VC) def. Brian Johnson (COD) 6-1, 3-0, ret.
#3: Adrien Etiemble (VC) def. Dimitrije Vukovic (COD), 6-0, 6-1
#4: Augustin Lestelle (VC) def. Jakob Dvorken (COD), 6-2, 6-1
#5: Rafael Dunan (VC) def. Elvis Leon-Soriano (COD) 6-0, 6-0
#6: Manu Rowe (VC) def. Joau Luiz Zillo Prado (COD), 6-0, 6-0
COD Overall Record 1-1
Next match: 2/9 @ Saddleback 2p
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