Norwalk, Calif. – Taking two of the three doubles matches, California's second-ranked team, Cerritos College edged the Mesa men's tennis team, 5-4, Friday. Cerritos is 26-1 on the season, while MCC fell to 9-5.
The T-Birds won the No. 2 doubles match as David Felix and George Rendek topped Bruno Duarte and Paulo Silvestri, 8-5.
The two teams split the six singles matches with Felix taking the No. 1 match over Sasha Krasnov, the top-rated player in Southern California and previously unbeaten, 7-5, 6-3. Noel Maurin stopped Aleks Trifunovic, 3-6, 6-2, 10-4 at No. 3. Kim Donghyun won at No. 6, 6-4, 6-3 over Mukhammadjon Sanaev, 6-4, 6-3.
Mesa concludes its three-match California trip Saturday, meeting College of the Desert at 11:00 a.m.
David Felix (MESA) def. Sasha Krasnov (CERR), 7-5, 6-3
Nikita Katsnelson (CERR) def. Linus Holthey (MESA), 6-4, 6-1
Noel Maurin (MESA) def. Aleks Trifunovic (CERR), 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
Marcos Paulo Silvestre (CERR) def. Gergo Rednek (MESA), 6-4, 6-1
James Zhang (CERR) def. Eduardo Cuoto (MESA), 6-1, 6-1
Kim Donghyun (MESA) def. Mukhammadjon Sanaev (CERR), 6-4, 6-3
Sasha Krasnov/Nikita Katsnelson (CERR) def. Linus/Holthey/Noel Maurin (MESA), 8-3
David Felix/GergoRendek (MESA) def. Bruno Duarte/Marcos Paulo Silvestre (CERR), 8-5
Aleks Trifunovic/James Zhang (CERR) def. Eduardo Cuoto/Kim Donghyun (MESA), 8-2