Men's Tennis

Four singles players, two doubles teams chosen All-American

Four singles players, two doubles teams chosen All-American

Irvine Valley's men's tennis team had a season for the ages in the spring of 2017.

IVC went undefeated at 19-0, captured its third straight CCCAA State Championship and had players win singles and doubles state titles.

The Lasers earned the top state rankings across the board by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, being ranked No. 1 as a team, having four players ranked in the top 10 in the state in singles, including top-ranked and state singles champ Javier Callejo, and seeing two teams ranked in the top five in the state in doubles, led by the No. 1 sophomore duo of state champions Callejo and Lucas Lesoeur.

Irvine Valley added to its list of accomplishments recently with four singles players and two doubles teams being named ITA All-Americans for the California Community Colleges.

Callejo, freshman Wyatt DeMulling, Lesoeur and freshman Chris Politiek were named All-American in singles for IVC and the teams of Callejo and Lesoeur and DeMulling and Politiek were given All-American honors in doubles.

Vallejo won his second straight state title in singles, defeating Cypress' Vincent Reynaud, 6-3, 6-4, in the final in Ojai. He did so as the No. 9 seed in the event.

Lesoeur and Politiek each reached the semifinal round and DeMulling made the quarterfinals at the state tournament in singles. Politiek made the semis as the No. 11 seed, knocking off a No. 1 seed in the round of 16.

In doubles, Callejo and Lesoeur, who were seeded second, took down top-seeded Nikita Katnelson and Sasha Krasnov from Cerritos, 6-2, 6-4, for the state title.

DeMulling and Politiek reached the quarterfinals of the event. The duo went undefeated during the regular season and was named the co-Orange Empire Conference doubles team of the year.

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