Ventura College Athletics

Priyank Soni, Men's Tennis, Week of April 9-15

Priyank Soni, Men's Tennis, Week of April 9-15

It was a banner week for Pirate freshman Priyank Soni. On Tuesday, he and doubles partner Adrien Etiemble swept their opponents from Saddleback in the No. 1 doubles slot as Ventura posted a 5-0 SoCal Regional Playoff quarterfinal victory. Then on Friday, the Mumbai, India native defeated his doubles partner in the Western State Conference singles semifinals before upsetting teammate and No. 1-seeded Solal Cherqui to claim the WSC singles championship. Finally, in doubles, Soni and Etiemble played a marathon match in the WSC final, earning a runner-up finish in the draw. Soni advanced to the CCCAA State Championships in singles and with Etiemble in doubles. Priyank has been named this week's VC Pirate Student Athlete of the Week, proudly sponsored by Snapper Jack's Taco Shack.