Ventura College Athletics

2015 Ventura College Men's Tennis Team News

  • Koyanagi/Karen Fare Well at ITA Nationals
    October 20, 2015
    Pirate tennis sensation Hironori Koyanagi advanced to the national championship match, and the doubles team of Koyanagi and Corey Karen placed third over the weekend at the 2015 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships in Sumpter, SC. Koyanagi ultimately was defeated in his final match, but it did not dim the accomplishments of both players on the national stage.
  • Koyanagi Wins ITA SoCal Fall Singles and Doubles, Again
    September 22, 2015
    Reigning state singles champion Hironori Koyanagi continues to make history for VC tennis. Now a sophomore, the Fukuoka, Japan native claimed the singles title of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Fall Southern California Regional Championships in Cerritos over the weekend. Additionally, he and doubles partner Corey Karen claimed the doubles title at he event.
  • Koyanagi Named to ITA Collegiate All-Star Team
    June 24, 2015
    Pirate freshman tennis sensation Hironori Koyanagi was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Star Team for 2015. Koyanagi, who completed a perfect 23-0 in claiming the CCCAA State Championship at The Ojai Tournament in April, was the lone male JC/CC honoree on the national list that highlights players through the NCAA Division I level.
  • Koyanagi and Karen Named ITA All-Americans
    June 12, 2015
    Ventura College men's tennis players Hironori Koyanagi and Corey Karen were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association JC/CC All-Americans for the 2015 season. Both players earned the honor in singles, and as a duo in doubles play, as announced by the organization last month.
  • Koyanagi Has Perfect Ending at State Championships
    April 26, 2015
    Hironori Koyanagi put he finishing touches on an undefeated season with a 6-2, 6-3 victory in the CCCAA State Singles Championship match Sunday afternoon in the final of The Ojai Tournament at Libbey Park. The Pirate freshman did not drop a set all season in winning VC's third ever state singles title, the first since 2005.
  • Koyanagi Advances to State Final, Koyanagi/Karen in Semi's
    April 25, 2015
    Pirate freshman Hironori Koyanagi continued his march through the CCCAA State Singles Championships at The Ojai Tournament Saturday, winning two more straight-set decisions to advance to the state singles finals on Sunday. Meanwhile, he also teamed up with doubles partner Corey Karen to move to the state semifinals.
  • Koyanagi and Karen Move to Quarterfinals in Singles and Doubles
    April 24, 2015
    Hironori Koyanagi and Corey Karen both advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the CCCAA State Championships at The Ojai Tournament Friday. Additionally, the pair also moved to the quarterfinals in doubles, setting themselves up for a busy weekend at the state championships.
  • Men's Tennis Strong on First Day of State Championships
    April 23, 2015
    The Pirates' men's tennis team had a strong day on the first day of the CCCAA State Tennis Championships hald at The Ojai Tournament Thursday. VC's top two singles players, No. 1 seed Hironori Koyanagi and No. 9 Corey Karen were among three Pirates to move to the round of 32, and also advanced in doubles as the No. 1 seed.
  • Vitor Mendes '14 Signs Scholarship to Wichita State
    April 20, 2015
    Vitor Mendes, a standout tennis player for the Pirates' men's team in 2013 and 2014, has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at NCAA Division I Wichita State University in Kansas. Vitor, who was the 2014 Western State Conference MVP, used his redshirt year to complete his AA degree at Ventura College this year, and will still have two years to play two for the Shockers.
  • Men's Tennis Sweeps Honors at WSC Championships
    April 10, 2015
    The Ventura College men's tennis team swept the singles and doubles titles at the conclusion of the Western State Conference Championships Friday at the VC Tennis Center. No. 1-seed Hironori Koyanagi defeated teammate and No. 3-seed Corey Karen 6-3, 6-3 before the two teamed up to defeat teammates Guenter Newman and Michael Burr for the doubles title, 6-1, 6-4.
  • Pirate Tennis Comes Up Short in Playoffs
    April 07, 2015
    Leading 2-1 after the doubles competition, the No. 5 seed Ventura College men's tennis team was unable to hold on at No. 3 San Diego Mesa Tuesday afternoon. Hironori Koyanagi easily won his No. 1 singles match, and VC was up a set in four other singles matches, but the Olympians came back for the win to advance.
  • Men's Tennis Qualifies for CCCAA SoCal Regionals
    April 06, 2015
    The Western State Conference champion Ventura College men's tennis team is headed to the playoffs. The Pirates received the No. 5 seed in the CCCAA Southern California Regionals and will travel to San Diego Mesa College on Tuesday April 7 for a 2:00 pm match.
  • Koyanagi, Karen Advance to WSC Singles Championship
    April 04, 2015
    The Ventura College men’s tennis team played well for the second day in a row at the Western State Conference tennis championships at the VC Tennis Center Saturday. Top-seed Hironori Koyanagi and No. 3 Corey Karen both posted a pair of wins in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, to advance to face each other in next week’s WSC men’s singles final.
  • Pirate Men Dominate Day 1 of WSC Championships
    April 03, 2015
    The Western State Conference Singles and Doubles Championships have become a showcase for the Ventura College men's tennis team. On day one of the three-day event, the Pirates advanced all four doubles teams to the quarterfinals, while placing five of eight singles players into the quarterfinals.
  • Pirate Tennis Closes Out Regular Season With Win
    March 31, 2015
    The Pirates' men's tennis team closed out the regular season with a solid 7-2 win over Grossmont College Tuesday at the VC Tennis Center. Ventura (10-3, 6-0) was led by a solid performance from Corey Karen as he defeated his opponent love and love in No. 2 singles.
  • Men's Tennis Has Perfect Ending to Conference Season
    March 24, 2015
    With a perfect 9-0 sweep of Bakersfield, setting a perfect 6-0 Western State Conference record, the Ventura College Men's Tennis team had a perfect ending to their conference season on Tuesday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Hironori Koyanagi led the charge, moving to a perfect 11-0 on the year in No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory.
  • WSC Champion Pirates Pad their Lead Against Pierce
    March 19, 2015
    On Tuesday, the Pirates' men's tennis team clinched the Western State Conference championship, on Thursday, they erased all doubts. Ventura swept visiting Los Angeles Pierce College 9-0 at the VC Tennis Center in dominant fashion, not dropping a single set in the process.
  • Men's Tennis Clinches WSC Title at Glendale
    March 17, 2015
    After a one season hiatus, the Pirates' men's tennis team has returned to the top of the Western State Conference following their 7-2 win at Glendale Tuesday. VC is two matches ahead of the Vauqeros in the loss column with two matches remaining for VC. They also defeated Glendale twice this season for the potential tiebreaker.
  • Pirates Sweep Chabot To Complete North/South Challenge
    March 14, 2015
    The Pirates' men's tennis team swept Chabot College Saturday in the finale of the North/South Challenge in Fresno. Ricardo Martin lost just two games in No. 6 singles, winning love and two, while Guenter Newman won love and three in No. 1 singles.
  • Men's Tennis Splits Day 1 of North/South Challenge
    March 13, 2015
    Traveling to Fresno City College for the North/South Challenge, the Pirates' men's tennis team split a pair of matches Friday. VC dropped another narrow decision, 5-4 to Foothill College and defeated host Fresno City College easily, 8-1. Hironori Koyanagi and Corey Karen were undefeated on the day at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, and together at No. 1 doubles.
  • VC Outlasted by Cerritos in Men's Tennis, 5-4
    March 06, 2015
    After taking a 2-1 lead in doubles action, the Pirates' men's tennis team was unable to outlast visiting Cerritos College on a warm Ventura day, falling to the Falcons 5-4 at the VC Tennis Center Friday. Hironori Koyanagi continued his perfect season for VC with a win in No. 1 singles and a win with Corey Karen in No. 1 doubles. Karen also won his No. 2 singles match for the Pirates.
  • Men's Tennis Takes Control of WSC
    March 03, 2015
    The Pirates' men's tennis team used a strong performance to sweep Bakersfield College on the road Tuesday afternoon. Hironori Koyanagi continued his undefeated season with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in No. 1 singles, and he paired with Corey Karen to win in No. 1 doubles, 8-4.
  • Pirate Tennis Moves to 2-0 in WSC
    February 26, 2015
    The VC men's tennis team moved to 2-0 in Western State Conference play with an 8-1 victory at Los Angeles Pierce College Thursday in Woodland Hills. Victor Ribeiro had the most dominant win in No. 6 singles, prevailing love and love. He also won in No. 3 doubles with Leonardo Santos, 8-1.
  • Men's Tennis Wins WSC Opener Over Glendale
    February 24, 2015
    After Ventura College had an eight-year run atop the Western State Conference men's tennis standings, Glendale moved the Pirates out in 2014. VC took the first step in regaining their top spot Tuesday, defeating defending champion Glendale 7-2 in the Pirates' first WSC match of the season.
  • Men's Tennis Drops Close Match at San Diego Mesa
    February 05, 2015
    The VC men's tennis team traveled for the first time this season, dropping a close 5-4 decision at San Diego Mesa Thursday afternoon. Hironori Koyanagon was the Pirates' only double-winner, prevailing in No. 1 singles and with Corey Karen in No. 1 doubles.
  • Pirate Tennis Open 2015 With Victory
    February 03, 2015
    The Pirates' men's tennis team opened the 2015 season with a convincing 8-1 victory over Riverside Tuesday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Hironori Koyanagi led the way with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles, and followed that up by teaming with Corey Karen to win no. 1 doubles, 8-1.