The Saddleback men's tennis team opened the season with a 7-2 at San Diego City College on Tuesday in San Diego. The Gauchos were dominant on the back end of the roster in the win.
Saddleback took a 2-1 lead in doubles play, with Henry and Ludwig sweeping past the dup of Jonathan Velasquez and Derek Covington, 8-0. They also received a comfortable win from the No. 2 doubles team of Chris Torcaso and Tyler Bloom, who raced past Rafa Maniego and Shane Griffin, 8-2.
Henry (pictured left) then turned around and beat Velasquez 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 singles while Ludwig (pictured right) scored a 6-0, 6-3 win over Covington at No. 6 singles. Torcaso and Bloom were also two-time winners on the day.
Saddleback will play again on Thursday when they host Santa Barbara City College. Match time is scheduled for 2:00 PM on the Saddleback Courts.
1. Manual Cordona (SDCC) def. Ivan Ozerets (SC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Tyler Bloom (SC) def. Rafa Maniego (SDCC) 6-3, 2-6, 10-6
3. Ryan Fabre (SC) def. Shane Griffin (SDCC) 7-5, 6-2
4. Chris Torcaso (SC) def. Jose Ruiz (SDCC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Chad Henry (SC) def. Jonathan Velasquez (SDCC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Oliver Ludwig (SC) def. Derek Covington (SDCC) 6-0, 6-3
1. Cordona & Ruiz (SDCC) def. Ozerets & Fabre (SC) 8-6
2. Torosco & Bloom (SC) def. Maniego & Griffin (SDCC) 8-2
3. Henry & Ludwig (SC) def. Velasquez & Covington (SDCC) 8-0