Andra & Akouz Advance in Round of 16 Singles on Friday

Andra & Akouz Advance in Round of 16 Singles on Friday

CYPRESS -- After having five individuals receive byes in the round of 64, two members of the Riverside City College (RCC) Tigers men's tennis team won their matches in the round of 32 Thursday (Apr. 13) at the Orange Empire Conference (OEC) Championships, hosted at Cypress College.

In Day One at the OEC Singles and Doubles Championshps, RCC's James Andra and Sami Akouz advanced in the singles draw with a chance to qualify for the Ojai Regional/State Championships. In doubles play, Sami Akouz and Thierry van Os have already qualified in doubles for the Ojai Regional/State Championships.

A consolation draw for singles and doubles to determine the 13 singles and doubles qualifiers will be determined at the end of Day Two.


California Community College

Men's Tennis

Orange Empire Conference Singles & Doubles Championships

Day One

Thursday, April 13th 2017



Round of 64

(13) Sami Akouz – Bye

(14) James Andra – Bye

Grady Harrell - Bye

Thierry van Os – Bye

Trent Harris - Bye

Noah Prohaska (OCC) def. Brandon Moerer (RCC) 2-6, 6-1, 11-9


Round of 32

(1) Max Blancaneaux (CYP) def. Trent Harris (RCC) 6-2, 6-0

(5) Javier Callejo (IVC) def. Grady Harrell (RCC) 6-1, 6-1

(9) Jeff Gelman (SBK) def. Thierry van Os (RCC) 2-6, 6-2, 10-2

(13) Sami Akouz (RCC) def. Kris Harris (SBK) 6-0, 6-1

(14) James Andra (RCC) def. Moises Esteves (FC) 6-1, 6-0




Round of 32

Grady Harrell/Brandon Moerer (RCC) def. Spencer Crellin/Adrian Ternora (FC) 8-4


Round of 16

(2) Max Blancaneaux/Vincent Reynaud (CYP) def. Grady Harrell/Brandon Moerer (RCC) 8-2

(3) Wyatt DeMulling/Chris Politiech (IVC) def. James Andra/Trent Harris (RCC) 8-3

(5) Sami Akouz/Thierry van Os (RCC) def. Ross Ewart/Quoc Tran (OCC) 8-4