Men's Tennis

Men's tennis team topples Saddleback for the second time

Men's tennis team topples Saddleback for the second time

Irvine Valley's men's tennis team finished up its match with Saddleback on Tuesday afternoon and came away with a 6-3 win.

The Orange Empire Conference match was wiped out shortly after it got started last week because of rain.

IVC led, 2-0, at the time after taking the first two doubles matches.

Saddleback earned a doubles victory to start the day on Tuesday.

But then Irvine Valley won four of the first five singles contests to clinch the overall win.

Freshmen Thallys Santos (No. 2 singles), William Li (No. 3 singles), Alvaro Mantilla (No. 6 singles) and Stuart Webb (No. 5 singles) each earned victories.

Mantilla won, 6-2, 6-2 over Oliver Ludwig at his No. 6 spot.

Webb battled back from dropping the second set to win the third-set, super-tiebreaker, 10-6, for his win.

Li gave up just four games and Santos only gave up give five games in victories.

Irvine Valley improved its record to 5-7 overall and 5-2 in conference. The Lasers are currently in third place.

They take on second-place Cypress at home next Tuesday at 2 p.m.


1) Ryan Fabre (SC) def. Jacob Holiday (IVC), 4-6, 6-4, (10-5)

2) Thallys Santos (IVC) def. Tyler Bloom (SC), 6-1, 6-4

3) William Li (IVC) def. Ivan Ozerets (SC), 6-0, 6-4

4) Chris Torcaso (SC) def. Randy Murphy (IVC), 7-5, 6-1

5) Stuart Webb (IVC) def. Chad Henry (SC), 7-6, 5-6, (10-6)

6) Alvaro Mantilla (IVC) def. Oliver Ludwig (SC), 6-2, 6-2


1) Holiday/Santos (IVC) def. Ozerets/Fabre (SC), 8-1

2) Bloom/Torcaso (SC) def. Webb/Murphy (IVC), 8-6

3) Li/ Mantilla (IVC) def. Henry/Ludwig (SC), 8-1

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