Glendale, AZ – All nine men's flights reached the Region I finals as well as six for the women on the first day of the championship Tuesday at the Paseo Tennis Center.
For the 11th-ranked men, who raced through the ACCAC regular season unbeaten for the fifth year in a row, three players recorded 6-0, 6-0 singles victories. Gergo Rendek, ranked 11th in the nation and playing No. 2 singles topped his opponent, Yohann Prinsen did as well in the No. 4 singles as did Lucas Severo at No. 5.
In addition, 32nd-ranked Jorge Sala won 6-0, 6-1 as did Jeffrey Martin at No. 6. Sala and Prinsen combined for a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles.
For the MCC women, Sala Yoshida scored a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles.
The tournament closes Wednesday, but both Mesa team have already qualified to participate at the NJCAA Division I National Championships.
Complete Mesa results:
1#Sala of MCC beat PVCC 6-0,6-1
2#Rendek of MCC beat PCC 6-0,6-0
3#Moin of MCC beat PVCC 6-1,6-4
4#Prinsen of MCC beat PVCC 6-0,6-0
5#Severo of MCC beat PVCC 6-0,6-0
6#Martin of MCC beat BCC 6-0,6-1
All singles into finals
1#Rendeck and Martin of MCC beat GCC 3-6,6-1,6-1
2#Sala and Prinsen of MCC beat PIMA 6-0,6-1
3# Severo and Dallmann of MCC beat GCC 6-1,6-2
All doubles into finals.
1#Yoshida of MCC beat GCC 6-1,6-0
2#Anders of MCC beat PVCC 7-5,7-2
3#Alsman of MCC beat PVCC 6-4,7-6(7-3)
4#Camacho of MCC Lost to GCC 7-6(2),7-5
5#Mitrica of MCC beat PVCC 6-4,6-1
1#Yoshida of MCC lost to EAC 6-3,6-3
2#Anders of MCC lost to Pima 6-2,7-6(1)
3#Alsman of MCC lost to PIMA 6-1, retired
5#Mitrica of MCC beat EAC 6-1,6-3
#1 had a bye
2#Camacho and Mitrica beat PVCC 6:3 6:4
Both teams qualify for nationals