The Pirates' men's tennis team opened the 2020 season on Tuesday with a resounding 7-2 victory over Santa Barbara at the VC Tennis Center. Charles De La Laurencie was Ventura's only double winner, capturing No. 2 doubles with Yuya Koide and winning in No. 2 singles as well. The Pirates (1-0, 1-0) dropped two of three doubles matches before coming back to sweep the singles competition.
VC fell behind 2-1 after doubles play, only prevailing in the No. 2 slot. Cody Castro evened the match winning his No. 6 singles contest 6-2, 6-0, before De La Laurencie closed out his No. 2 singles match, love and love. Antonio Rosales then finished the victory in No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-1, and Alexandre Campolina claimed his No. 5 slot 6-1, 6-0. Freshman Ryan Lam earned his first win for VC in No. 4 singles, 7-5, 6-3 and Leo Noni closed out the singles sweep at No. 3, 6-4, 6-3.
Ventura next travels to Glendale College on Thursday Feb. 6 for a 2:00 pm contest.
Ventura 7, Santa Barbara 2
1. Rosales/Castro (VC) lost to Fuerat/Martin (SBCC) 8-4
2. De La Laurencie/ Yuya Koide (VC) def. Scharf/Kiuchi (SBCC) 8-5
3. Campolina/Lam (VC) lost to Kleine/Pollero (SBCC) 8-2
Order of Finish: 1,3,2
1. Antonio Rosales (VC) def. Andres Fuerat (SBCC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Charles De La Laurencie (VC) def. Arthur Scharf (SBCC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Leo Noni (VC) def Kiyoske Kiuchi (SBCC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Ryan Lam (VC) def. Zander Martin (SBCC) 7-5, 6-3
5. Alexandre Campolina (VC) def. Taylor Kleine (SBCC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Cody Castro (VC) def. Lucas Pollero (SBCC) 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6,2,1,5,4,3