Tigers Win, 6-2, at Mt. San Antonio in Riverside's Season Opener

Tigers Win, 6-2, at Mt. San Antonio in Riverside's Season Opener

WALNUT -- Opening its 2015 season on the road, the Riverside City College (RCC) Tigers men's tennis team recorded a hard-fought 6-2 nonconference win over the Mt. San Antonio College (MSAC) Mounties Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 27).

Freshman Cesar Canizales got the Tigers (1-0 overall) started in the #4 singles spot and picked up the "Eco Boost Award" (completing the first match of the day with no waste – environmentally friendly) with a dominating win, 6-1, 6-3.

Newcomers Mathieu Willockx (Belgium) and Antoine Voisin (France) picked up victories at the #2 and #5 singles positions giving the Tigers a 4-2 lead coming out of singles.

Sophomore Conner Stephenson turned in a solid performance at the #1 spot and partnered with Patrick Stetco at #1 doubles to seal the victory for the Tigers. 

MSAC (0-1 overall) has been a charter member of the South Coast Conference (since 1969).

Riverside will return to action on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. when it faces the San Diego City College (SDCC) Knights in a nonconference match at RCC's Fran Bushman Tennis Courts. 



#1        Conner Stephenson (RCC)    d.         Aron Hayes (Mt SAC)              6-0, 7-6 (6)

#2        Mathieu Willockx (RCC)         d.         Erik Martinez (Mt SAC)           6-4, 7-6 (3)

#3        Kenny Simmons (Mt SAC)      d.         Patrick Stetco (RCC)               5-7, 6-3, 7-5

#4        Cesar Canizales (RCC)           d.         Jeffrey Alidina (Mt SAC)         6-1, 6-3

#5        Antoine Voisin (RCC)             d.         Jay Acosta (Mt SAC)               6-1, 7-6 (2)

#6        Kimlong Phan (Mt SAC)          d.         Kane Wijngaarden (RCC)       7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)


#1        Stephenson/Stetco (RCC)      d.         Hayes/Phan (Mt SAC)             8-6

#2        Harrell/Willockx (RCC)           d.         Martinez/Simmons (Mt SAC) 9-8 (2)

#3        Canizales/Voisin (RCC)         dnf      Kil/Alidina (Mt SAC)               4-3