Men’s Tennis Earns First Sweep of the Season

Photo by Bobby R. Hester
Photo by Bobby R. Hester

The Riverside City College men's tennis team hit the courts at Mt. San Jacinto College on Friday afternoon in hopes to snap a two-game skid. The Tigers produced their best result of the season as they worked to earn a perfect 9-0 victory behind veteran presence and fresh talent.

Freshman Maechel Hanna was a strong contributor for the Tigers as he picked up his first-career singles victory in two sets with scores reading 6-4, 6-4. He teamed up with sophomore Miles Clark as the top doubles team and reigned supreme with the final score reading 8-3.

Clark dominated his singles contest with scores reading 6-2, 6-0, while freshman David Garcia worked a 7-5, 6-4 win at the number three position.

Freshman Gleb Mityurin continued to dominate in his inaugural season as he teamed up with sophomore Ayrton Aviles for an 8-1 victory in number two doubles. Freshman Jacob Mcmahon and Garcia capped the doubles with an 8-5 victory as the number three squad.

Riverside (5-3, 0-2 OEC) will continue conference action on Tuesday, March 5 against the Irvine Valley College Lasers at home at 2 p.m.