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