Men's tennis vs Foothill
March 8, 2014
Season: 4-1 Conference: 3-0
The Beavers lost for the first time on the season in a nail biter to the Foothill Owls. The two teams entered the match at #2 (ARC) and #3 (Foothill) in Northern California. ARC started off strong, winning the doubles lines at #1 and #2 against very solid Foothill teams. At #3 doubles the Beavers came out flat and were unable to come back from an early deficit. Heading into the singles ARC needed at least a split in the remaining 6 matches. Lovedeep Singh (#1) and Hien Bui (#6) each pulled out straight set wins, but the Beavers were unable to muster another singles victory to earn the dual-team win. Coming closest were Kevin Valentine (#3) and Adam Duong (#4), each of whom lost a 10-point match tie-break in lieu of a third set. Duong battled back from an 8-4 deficit in the 10-point match tie-break to even the score at 9-9, but was unable to keep the momentum going, eventually falling 11-9. The Beavers will next face conference rival Sierra on March 11th in the first of three tough matches scheduled for this week.
Men's tennis vs Folsom Lake
March 4, 2014
Season: 4-0 Conference:3-0
The Beavers remained undefeated on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Folsom Lake Falcons. In the doubles Jimmy Giovannini and Kevin Valentine stepped up to the #1 spot and earned an 8-2 win. Nic Atkinson and Nick Cardoza also won 8-2 at the #2 spot and Hien Bui and Tate Yurica teamed together for the first time on the year, beating the Folsom Lake #3 team 8-1. The singles highlights included Adam Duong moving up to the #1 spot for the first time in his career and winning his match without dropping a game before his opponent retired early in the second set. Yurica and Forrest Bacchi played in their first official singles competitions of the year, each gaining hard fought straight-set wins at #5 and #6 respectively. The Beavers will face off against Foothill college on Saturday, March 8th in a match-up that will feature two of the top three teams in Northern California.
Men's temis match vs Diablo Valley
February 25, 2014
Overall: 3-0 Conference: 2-0
The Beavers traveled to Peasant Hill to take on the Vikings of Diablo Valley College. A last second lineup change had ARC playing without #1 player Lovedeep Singh. The rest of the lineup moved up one spot and competed well, winning all three doubles matches 8-3 and winning all but one of the singles matches in straight sets. Highlights included Tate Yurica competing in his first competition of the year, teaming with Adam Duong at #3 doubles and gaining the 8-3 victory. Duong had the most convincing singles victory of the day, losing just two games en route to his win at #3.
Men's Tennis Dual Match vs. Sierra
February 21, 2014
ARC: 9 Sierra: 0
The Beavers came out strong in the doubles, jumping to early leads in each of the doubles matches and never looking back. ARC lost just one game combined in the three doubles matches. In the singles the Wolverines from Sierra competed well, but ARC held them off at every spot. Highlights included a 6-0, 6-0 victory for Adam Duong at #3 and Jack Chien made his first appearance of the season with a 7-6, 6-2 win at #6.