Tigers Hood and Jess the Falcons (Look it Up)

Tigers Hood and Jess the Falcons (Look it Up)

Match Notes:


  •  RCC (#4 seed) advances to the Southern California Semifinals with a hard fought win over South Coast Conference Champions Cerritos College (#6 seed).
  •  The playoff format played doubles first.  The Tigers played well at #1 and #2 Dubs to take the lead 2-1 coming out of doubles.
  •  Sophomore Aliaksandr Pesniak sprained his ankle last Friday against San Diego Mesa and was unable to play.  The Tigers stepped up and got the job done.
  •  Freshman Eliott Moreno returned to form and played a great match in the #5 singles spot and picked up the "Eco Boost Award" with a dominating win, 6-1, 6-1.
  •  Freshman Danny Garcia was not far behind with a strong victory at #2 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
  • The Tigers were down a set at #1, #3, and #6 when sophomore Ulises Banos sealed the victory with a straight set win, 6-3, 6-3.
  • The remaining matches were unfinished as the Tigers advance to play Ventura College (#1 seed) next Tuesday, April 16th at 2:00 in Ventura.
  •  RCC also looks forward to the Orange Empire Conference Individual Tournament on this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday April 11-13 at Fullerton College.  The quarterfinalists in singles and doubles will advance from the conference tournament to the Ojai Regional and State Championships.


#1        Gobatie/Garcia (RCC)               d.         Eshmade/Espiritu (CER)            8-4

#2        Banos/Carvalho (RCC)              d.         Avila/Jeong (CER)                     8-2

#3        Jenkins/Grijalva (CER)              d.         Moreno/Douglass (RCC)          8-2


#1        Jordan Gobatie (RCC)                vs.        Nathan Eshmade (CER)             5-7, 1-0, dnf

#2        Danny Garcia (RCC)                  d.         Mat Espiritu (CER)                    6-2, 6-0

#3        Gustavo Carvalho (RCC)           vs.        Todd Jenkins (CER)                   1-6, 3-2, dnf

#4        Ulises Banos (RCC)                   d.         Jullian Avila (CER)                     6-3, 6-3

#5        Eliott Moreno (RCC)                 d.         Gianni Jeong (CER                    6-1, 6-1

#6        Colten Douglass (RCC) vs.        Maurice Grijalva (CER)                          5-7, 3-4, dnf