Men’s tennis shutouts Glendale In all nine matches


Amadi Kagoma Sophomore in his singles match focused on returning the ball with his backhand Photo credit: Christian Gonzales

Christian Gonzales, Staff Writer

On Jan. 29 the men’s tennis team held the home season opener versus Glendale.

Cerritos coming off a win in the season opener looked to continue there success in this match-up.

Starting off playing doubles, the Falcons looked to win the three matches as this time all three double partners had to play unlike the last match versus Mt. San Jacinto College.

As the number one doubles team consisted of Amadi Kagoma and fellow partner Antonio Torrebella-Clark won the doubles match 8-4.

For the number two doubles team Mark Antoniuk and partner Agustin Lombardi easily cruised to there victory beating their opponent 8-1.

As for the number three doubles team with Milos Zoric and Mathieu David won their match 8-4.

In the six single matches being played at the same time, number one Amadi Kagoma lost his first set 5-7 going back to back he lost focus.

In the second set, Kagoma bounced back and regained his focus and won the second set 6-0.

The third set had both teams on the court cheering on the two individuals that were playing in this nail-biter, Kagoma won the tie breaker 7-5 who fought against his fatigue to pull off the victory.

For the number two in the singles side, Antonio Torrebella-Clark, won both of his sets back-to-back with the score of 6-3 each set in his singles match.

Cerritos as a team won all the matches they played, all three of there double matches and, all six of their single matches.

Coach Kim said, “We never beat Glendale 9-0 before, and for Amadi to come back giving up the first set and was really good. Everyone stepped up and the effort was there.”

Kim’s objective for the next game against Cypress on Feb. 3 is, “In order to be top ranked you have to beat everybody and take it one game at a time”

Sophmore Zoric said, “Return was working good and my serve was working good when I played.”

For the next game he plans to practice more in doubles.

Kagoma said, “It was tough but I’m glad I won that match.”