Irvine Valley's men's tennis team started defense of its CCCAA State Title with an easy 5-0 win over San Diego City on Tuesday at home in a SoCal Regional Championship Quarterfinal match.
The contest took a little more than 90 minutes to complete.Top-seeded Irvine Valley won all three doubles matches and then earned two quick singles victories to earn the overall win over the eighth-seeded Knights.
Irvine Valley stayed unbeaten on the year at 16-0 and moved on to the semifinal round next Tuesday. The Lasers will host Orange Empire Conference rival Saddleback at 1 p.m.
Irvine Valley was up in each of the singles matches, but picked up the overall win after sophomore Luis Castello won, 6-0, 6-0, on court six and Mirecki came out on top, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 5 spot.
Irvine Valley has now won 32 matches in a row dating back to last season.
1) Wyatt DeMulling (IVC) vs. Daniel Villa Rosas (SDC), 6-0,1-0 unfinished
2) Lucas Lesoeur (IVC) vs. Ivan Martinez (SDC), 6-0, 4-0 unfinished
3) Javier Callejo (IVC) vs. Patrick Meier (SDC), 6-2, 4-1 unfinished
4) Chris Politiek (IVC) vs. Shawn (Tan) Tran (Vo), 6-3, 1-0 unfinished
5) Leszek Mirecki (IVC) def. Jacques Desmet (SDC), 6-0, 6-1
6) Luis Castillo (IVC) def. Kyle Maigue (SDC), 6-0, 6-0
1) Lesoeur/Callejo (IVC) def. Villa Rosas/Meier (SDC), 8-2
2) DeMulling/Politiek (IVC) def. Martinez/Ruiz (SDC), 8-0
3) Mirecki/Gavin Lynch (IVC) def. Desmet/Tran (SDC), 8-2