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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.


Beavers at Shasta College

March 6, 2015

ARC-9                                    Shasta-0

Conference: 5-0               Overall: 9-0

ARC made the long trip to Redding and earned their 2nd shutout in a row over the Knights from Shasta College. Highlights included a 6-0, 6-1 win for Nick Cardoza at #1 and AJ De Castro stepping into the singles lineup for the first time of his career and won at #4 singles 6-2, 6-1. The Beavers will host #1 Norcal ranked Foothill College on Feb 7th.


Beavers vs Falcoms

March 3, 2015

ARC-9                                    FLC-0

Conference: 4-0               Overall: 8-0

The Beavers swept the Falcons for their 8th straight victory on the season. Highlights included Ryan Wilson winning 6-0, 6-0 at #2 singles and TJ Aukland stepping in to the #1 spot for the 2nd time this season and earning a 6-2, 6-0 victory. Nick Shirk competed in his 2nd singles match of the season and pulled out a 6-4, 6-2 win at #6. The Beavers will next play at Shasta on March 6th.


Beavers remain undefeated

 February 27, 2015

ARC-5                                    SRJC-4

Conference: 5-0               Overall: 7-0

The top two teams in the Big 8 North did battle on the courts at ARC, as the Bear Cubs from Santa Rosa Junior College visited the Beavers. It was a beautiful day on the courts and there was a palpable energy running through the players and fans. The doubles matches started off very competitive, close, and with both teams exuding great amounts of emotion. At #2 (TJ Aukland/Ryan Wilson) and #3 (Nic Atkinson/John Foote) the Beavers pulled away to secure comfortable victories, 8-4 and 8-5 respectively. At #1 doubles Seppi Capaul/Jimmy Giovannini went down an early break to the tough team of Landon Browne/Jonathon Pike. In an incredibly exciting comeback, the Beavers broke Browne as he served for the match at 7-6, and eventually the match went to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak the Bear Cubs were too tough, coming up with some incredible reflex volleys and clutch serving. The beavers went down in the tiebreak 7-5, but not before providing some energy and motivation to the Beavers heading in to singles. ARC needed 3 singles victories to clinch the dual team match and it looked promising, with 5 of the 6 first sets going to ARC players. The tide turned in 2 of the matches, as Dylan King (#4) and Wilson (#6) were unable to close out their matches. Fortunately for the Beavers Capaul (#1) and Foote (#5) won handily and it came down to the #2 singles match between Giovannini (ARC) and Browne (SRJC). Both sets were close and the momentum shifted frequently, but Giovannini was able to close out the match, serving 5-3 in the 2nd set to earn the dual team match for the ARC. It was a very competitive match between the 2 rivals and it sets up what should be a great sequel when the Beavers travel to Santa Rosa on Tue, Mar 17th.  


Beavers vs DVC

 February 24, 2015

ARC-7                                    DVC-2

Conference: 4-0               Overall: 6-0

In a battle between 2 of the top 4 teams in Northern California, the Beavers traveled to Pleasant Hill to take on the Vikings from Diablo Valley College. ARC came out strong, taking all three of the doubles in convincing fashion. At #1 Seppi Capaul/Jimmy Giovannini defeated Vaughn Asuncion/Roy Eldred 8-3. At #2 Nic Atkinson/John Foote earned a late break to seal the win by a score of 8-5. At #3 TJ Aukland/Ryan Wilson posted the most lopsided victory of the doubles matches by a score of 8-2. The singles matches proved to be very competitive, with the Beavers winning 4 of the 6 contests. Highlights included Capaul at #1, rolling in the second versus Eldred after a close, hard fought first set, 7-5, 6-0. Dylan King won by the biggest margin of all of the Beaver players at #4 by a score of 6-1, 6-2. Things don’t get any easier for the Beavers as they host conference perennial conference rival Santa Rosa Junior College, the #2 ranked team in Northern California, on Friday, Feb 27th.


Beavers dominate

February 20-21, 2015

ARC-9                    Cabrillo-0

ARC-9                    De Anza-0

Overall: 5-0         Conference: 1-0

The Beavers took a trip to the bay area to face up against two Coast Conference teams, the Cabrillo Seahawks and the De Anza Dons. ARC was able to shutout both opponents, although they were pushed to 3 sets at #2 singles (Jimmy Giovannini) and #3 singles (Dylan King) against De Anza. Other highlights included dominating performances at #1 singles in both matches. Against Cabrillo, Giovannini played a nearly flawless match in a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Nick Batchelder. Against De Anza, Seppi Capaul routed his opponent 6-1, 6-0 in the most convincing victory on the day for the Beavers against the Dons. At the end of the trip the Beavers had pushed their undefeated record to 5-0. They will next face off against their two toughest conference competitors when they play at Diablo Valley College on Tuesday, February 24 and at home against Santa Rosa on Friday, February 27.

 

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