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ARC Defeats Perennial SoCal Powerhouse, Riverside City College

3/29/19
ARC-8 Riverside-1
Overall: 11-3 Conference: 7-0

In the 2nd match of their SoCal trip, the Beavers beat the Tigers from Riverside City College handily, 8-1. The tone was set early as the Beavers took a 3-0 lead after the doubles. The doubles was highlighted by the #1 tandem of Stephen Guenard/Sam Hall beating the RCC #1 team by the score of 8-2. Despite the lopsided overall team score, many of the singles matches were very competitive. At #1 singles Guenard outlasted Miles Clark, winning the deciding 3rd set by the score of 6-3. Other highlights included Micah Erwin beating the tough RCC #5 player, Ayrton Aviles, 6-2, 6-2, and #6 Archie Ghasemi grinding out a physical 3rd set victory at #6 singles, 6-4, 4-6, 11-9.

The Beavers will next face the Cerritos College Falcons. Cerritos is currently ranked #1 in SoCal and is the defending state champion, beating the Beavers in the final of the state championships in 2018.

Position

American River College

Riverside City College

Winner

Score

Singles 1

Stephen Guenard

Miles Clark

American River College

1-6, 6-0, 6-3

Singles 2

Younes Kodiji

Gleb Mityurin

Riverside City College

6-4, 6-4

Singles 3

Sam Hall

Esteban Ortiz

American River College

6-3, 6-1

Singles 4

Tommy Luu

Maechel Hanna

American River College

6-3, 6-2

Singles 5

Micah Erwin

Ayrton Aviles

American River College

6-2, 6-2

Singles 6

Archie Ghasemi

David Garcia

American River College

4-6, 6-4, 1-0(9)

Doubles 1

Sam Hall / Stephen Guenard

Ayrton Aviles / Gleb Mityurin

American River College

8-2

Doubles 2

Younes Kodiji / Tommy Luu

Miles Clark / Maechel Hanna

American River College

8-5

Doubles 3

Micah Erwin / Kaison Lum

Luke Craig / Esteban Ortiz

American River College

8-0