Strong performance at Ojai

By Tim Cornell | Asst. Sports Editor

The Riverside City College men’s tennis team concluded its season in fantastic fashion at the 113th Ojai tournament.

The tournament was an individual and doubles tournament that was a single elimination style tournament.

Four Tigers played in the doubles tournament, three of them advanced to the Round of 32. The three were Jordan Gobatie, Danny Garcia, and Aliaksandr Pesniak.

Gobatie also won his second match to advance to the round of 16. Gobatie won four matches total to reach the individual finals.

On his way to the finals, he defeated the number one ranked player Josh Banks from College of the Desert in two sets 6-3 and 6-0.

In the finals, Gobatie lost his first set of the entire tournament, falling to Vitor Mendes from ventura in three sets. 6-3, 3-6, and 6-4.

The Tigers also excelled in doubles play. The duo of Gobatie and Garcia played their way to the doubles finals, losing to the number three-ranked duo Baumstark/Douglass from Ventura College.

They lost in two sets 6-4 and 6-1. RCC concludes the season with an Orange Empire Conference Championship, a So Cal Regional Team Semifinalist, a Regional/State
Singles Semifinalist (Jordan Gobatie), and a Regional/State Doubles Semifinalist (Jordan Gobatie/Danny Garcia).

It was one of the most successful season for the Tigers men’s tennis team. If they can duplicate the success of this season the Tigers can establish themselves as
the top tennis program in the Orange Empire Conference.