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Beavers earn 4th straight conference title

 March 20, 2015

ARC-9                                    Folsom Lake-0

Overall: 13-1                       Conference: 8-0

The Beavers were able to put all 12 players in the lineup in their final regular season conference match of the season. At #3 doubles AJ De Castro and Nick Shirk stepped in to the lineup and played solidly, winning their match 8-4. In the singles, Elias Burbick beat Forrest Bacchi at #5 singles, holding off a late charge by Bacchi at the end of the second set 6-2, 6-4. Alex Bgatov competed in his 5th singles match in dual team play this season and remained undefeated, beating Moyo Gbadamosi 6-2, 6-3. The Beavers finished the regular season with a 13-1 overall record and their 4th straight conference title. They will next compete in the individual Big 8 North Conference Tournament, hosted by ARC on April 2nd-4th. After the Big 8 North Conference Tournament the Beavers will begin dual team postseason play as the #2 seed in the Northern California team playoffs.


Beavers defeat Gladiators

March 19, 2015

ARC-8                                    Chabot-1

 Overall: 12-1                       Conference: 7-0

In their final non-conference match before playoffs, the Beavers defeated the Gladiators from Chabot College by a convincing 8-1 score. The Beavers swept the doubles, highlighted by an 8-2 win at #2 by TJ Aukland and John Foote. In the singles Nic Atkinson and Nick Cardoza stepped in and performed solidly at #5 and #6, each earning 6-2, 6-4 victories. Other highlights included Seppi Capaul cruising to a 6-2, 6-1 win at #1 and Dylan King grinding his way to dominating 6-0, 6-1 victory at #3. The Beavers will play Folsom Lake College tomorrow afternoon in their final dual team match of the season.


Beavers vs Bear Cubs

March 17, 2015

ARC-6                                    Santa Rosa- 3

 Overall: 11-1                       Conference: 7-0

The Beavers traveled to Santa Rosa and clinched the Big 8 North conference title with a strong performance against the Bear Cubs from Santa Rosa. The match began with all three doubles matches being closely contested. The Beavers were able to pull out victories at #2 (TJ Aukland/John Foote) and at #3 (Dylan King/Ryan Wilson) by the score of 8-5. At #1 doubles Seppi Capaul and Jimmy Giovannini fell just short, losing 9-7 after being up a break for most of the set. Heading into the singles up 2-1, the Beavers still had much work to do to secure the team victory. Seppi Capaul came back from a break down in each set to beat Santa Rosa #1 Jonathon Pike 7-5, 6-4. In another gutsy performance, John Foote battled back from a set and a break down to win the second set in a tiebreaker, and finally prevailed 6-4 in third set against a tough opponent, Kevin to, at the #4 spot. At #5 and #6 the Beavers were too strong as Dylan King and Ryan Wilson won routine straight-set matches, 6-4, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-2 respectively. This is the 4th straight Big 8 North conference title for the Beavers.


Beavers vs Vikings

March 13, 2015

ARC-6                                    DVC-3

Conference: 6-0               Overall: 10-1

The Vikings from Diablo Valley College came to Sacramento looking for the upset, but the American River College Beavers held off the tough squad from Diablo Valley for a very competitive 6-3 victory. The Beavers swept the doubles. The highlight for ARC was a dominant 8-2 win at #2 doubles for Nic Atkinson and John Foote. In the singles Seppi Capaul dominated Roy Eldred at #2, 6-0, 6-0, and TJ Aukland (#4) and John Foote (#5) nearly matched his result, each losing only 2 games. In the closest match of the day, Jimmy Giovannini (ARC) and Austin Miller (DVC) played one of the closest and most competitive matches of the year at #1 singles. Miller won the match 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 11-9. It was a great day on the ARC courts and the Beavers look forward to playing the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs on Tuesday, March 17th.


Top two Nor Cal matchup

March 7, 2015

ARC-4                                    Foothill-5

Conference: 5-0               Overall: 9-1

In a matchup of the top 2 teams in Northern California, the Beavers lost a hard fought battle to the Owls from Foothill College. The tone of the match was set early in the doubles, as each match was closely contested. The Beavers were able to pull out victories at #1 (Seppi Capaul/Jimmy Giovannini) and at #3 (John Foote/Ryan Wilson), but were unable to complete the sweep when #2 doubles (Nic Atkinson/TJ Aukland) were broken at 7-7 and then the Owls held for a 9-7 victory. In the singles Capaul (#1) and Dylan King (#5) won their matches in straight sets, but no other Beaver player was able to win a set, as the Beavers lost their first dual-team match of the season 5-4 to the mid-season #1 team in the North. The Beavers will next play conference rival Diablo Valley College on March 13th.

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