Gauchos show depth against Knights

Gauchos show depth against Knights

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 won 5-of-6 singles matches in closing out San Diego City.  The Gauchos were completely dominant at the back end, with Chad Henry, Oliver Ludwig and Chris Torcaso winning by wide margins.

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