Men's Tennis

Men's tennis team is perfect in first round of conference play

Men's tennis team is perfect in first round of conference play

Irvine Valley's men's tennis team, which is ranked No. 1 in the state, finished the first round of Orange Empire Conference play with a 9-0 win over Saddleback on Thursday at home.

Irvine Valley won all six matches in singles in straight sets and only had a little trouble in one doubles match in what was the Lasers' sixth sweep over a team this season and third so far in conference.

IVC players lost just 20 games total in singles with freshman Chris Politiek earning a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles, sophomore and defending state champion Javier Callejo winning, 6-0, 6-2 at the second position and sophomore Lucas Lesoeur coming out on top, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 2 singles.

Freshmen Wyatt DeMulling and Leszek Mirecki and sophomore Luis Castillo also earned easy wins for the Lasers.

In doubles, IVC's No. 2 team of DeMulling and Politiek defeated Andrew Tran and Mike Park, 8-0. Mirecki and sophomore Gavin Lynch won, 8-4, on the third court.

And Irvine Valley's top team of Lesoeur and Callejo pulled out a 8-6 victory over Saddleback's team of Riko Goto and Jeff Gelman.

Irvine Valley, which is the two-time defending state champion, improved its record to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in conference.

The team travels to take on four-year Pomona Pitzer on Friday. The Lasers then start the second round of conference action next Tuesday at rival Cypress.

Cypress, ranked No. 3 in the state, and IVC battled down to the wire the first time the two sides met at Irvine Valley with the Lasers pulling out a 5-4 win.


1) Wyatt DeMulling (IVC) def. Jeff Gelman (SC), 6-1, 6-3

2) Lucas Lesoeur (IVC) def. Riko Goto (SC), 6-1, 6-2

3) Javier Callejo (IVC) def. Andrew Tran (SC), 6-0, 6-2

4) Chris Politiek (IVC) def. Tyler Bloom (SC), 6-0, 6-0

5) Leszek Mirecki (IVC) def. Mike Park (SC), 6-3, 6-3

6) Luis Castillo (IVC) def. David Gustafson (SC), 6-2, 6-2


1) Lesoeur/Callejo (IVC) def. Goto/Gelman (SC), 8-6

2) DeMulling/Politiek (IVC) def. Park/Tran (SC), 8-0

3) Mirecki/Gavin Lynch (IVC) def. Gustafson/Bloom (SC), 8-4

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