The Riverside City College men's tennis team kicked off its 2019 campaign by hosting the San Diego City College Knights in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers found themselves in a battle after dropping two of the three doubles matches. However, Riverside thrived in the singles performances by going 4-2 thus hauling in a 5-4 victory.
Sophomore Mile Clark and freshman Gleb Mityurin teamed up and reigned supreme in the number one doubles team by a dominating score of 8-2. They each went on to win their singles matches as well. Clark, who acted as the top singles player, defeated his opponent in two sets at 7-5, 6-1. Mityurin followed with a two-set victory with scores reading 6-1, 6-2.
Freshman David Garcia stepped up and hauled in a crucial three-set victory at the fourth position with his scores reading 3-6, 6-4, 10-6. Sophomore Ayrton Aviles dominated the fifth position at 6-0, 6-1 to earn a victory.
Riverside (1-0) will continue action on Thursday, January 31 at home as they face off against the Mt. San Jacinto College Eagles at 2 p.m.