Tigers Win, 6-3, Over Grossmont to Improve to 4-0

Tigers Win, 6-3, Over Grossmont to Improve to 4-0

RIVERSIDE -- Winning its fourth match in as many starts, the Riverside City College (RCC) Tigers men's tennis squad dispatched the Grossmont College Griffins, 6-3, in a non-conference match Thursday afternoon (February 6) at RCC's Fran Bushman Courts.

Riverside (4-0) won singles matches Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6 over Grossmont (0-1).

The Tigers will now prepare for a non-conference away match on Tuesday, Feb. 11, against the Glendale College Vaqueros of the Western State Conference. Match time is 2 p.m. RCC's next home match will be on Thursday, Feb. 13, when both the men's and women's teams host the Palomar College Comets starting at 2 p.m.   

According to RCC head coach Jim Elton:

Freshman Kane Wijngaarden (Sandpoint, ID / Sandpoint HS) picked up his first victory and got the Tigers started with his "Eco Boost" performace (most efficient use of energy) taking down his opponent 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 5 singles spot.

Freshman Conner Stephenson (Riverside / River Springs HS) kept it going, putting the Tigers up, 2-0, with a dominating performance at the No. 4 singles spot, 6-1, 6-0.

Sophomore Danny Garcia (Riverside / Arlington HS) returned to the No. 2 singles position and put the Tigers up, 3-0, winning 6-1, 6-2.

Freshman Allen Tieul (Riverside / King HS) got his first victory for the Tigers with a strong win at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-1.

With losses at #1 and #3 singles the Tigers headed to doubles needing one win to seal the victory.  The #3 doubles team of David Stanko (Moreno Valley / Canyon Springs HS) and Patrick Stetco (Redlands / Redlands HS) brought home the win with a 8-3 victory.




#1        Gustavo Castro (GC)                 d.         David Stanko (RCC)                  6-2, 6-3

#2        Danny Garcia (RCC)                  d.         Brett Pearce (GC)                      6-1, 6-2

#3        Erik Alm (GC)                           d.         Patrick Stetco (RCC)                 4-6, 6-1, 11-9

#4        Conner Stephenson (RCC)        d.         Ryan Torio (GC)                        6-1, 6-0

#5        Kane Wijngaarden (RCC)          d.         Alex Bourdeaux (GC)                6-0, 6-1

#6        Allen Tieu (RCC)                       d.         Chris Proctor (GC)                   6-3, 6-1           


#1        Garcia/Stephenson (RCC)         d.         Castro/Proctor (GC)                  9-7

#2        Pearce/Alm (GC)                       d.         Herve/Romero (RCC)                8-5

#3        Stanko/Stetco (RCC)                 d.         Bourdeaux/Torio (GC)              8-3