Men's Tennis

DeMulling and Politiek earn OEC co-doubles team of year honors

DeMulling and Politiek earn OEC co-doubles team of year honors

The Irvine Valley men's tennis team duo of freshmen Wyatt DeMulling and Chris Politiek were recently tabbed as the 2017 Orange Empire Conference co-doubles team of the year.

IVC's Ross Duncan was also named as coach of the year in the conference.

DeMulling and Politiek have been perfect so far in doubles this season.

They were 15-0 through the regular season and weren't challenged very often. DeMulling and Politiek finished 8-0 in conference matches.

The duo won eight times by the score of 8-0.

And with three more wins over the last two weeks in the playoffs, the duo has run its record to 18-0 overall.

DeMulling and Politiek also defeated three four-year college doubles teams.

The duo's closest match this season was a 9-8 win over Avery Bicks and Kalyan Chadalavada of Pomona-Pitzer.

In singles, DeMulling had a record of 13-2 during the regular season for the Lasers at the No. 1 position. He was 9-1 in conference play.

Politiek had a record of 13-0 in singles for the Lasers, playing mostly in the No. 3 or 4 positions. He was 7-0 in conference play.

Duncan helped guide the Lasers to yet another conference title. The Lasers finished the regular season with a record of 15-0.

And the team just clinched a spot in the CCCAA State Championship for the fourth consecutive year with a 5-2 win over Cypress in the regional final at home on Saturday.


OEC Coach of the Year - Ross Duncan, IVC

OEC Player of the Year - Maximilien Blancaneaux, CYP

OEC Co-Doubles Team of the Year - Maximilien Blancaneaux/Vincent Reynaud, CYP & Wyatt DeMulling/Chris Politiek, IVC

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