Men's Tennis

Tennis players Bott and Santos picked as ITA All-Americans

Tennis players Bott and Santos picked as ITA All-Americans

Irvine Valley men's tennis players Michael Bott and Thallys Santos were recently named 2018 California JUCO All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Bott, a freshman for the Lasers this past season, earned the honors in both singles and doubles.

Santos, also a freshman, was picked as JUCO All-American in doubles.

Both players were all-Orange Empire Conference players for IVC.

Bott, who had already been picked as a Player to Watch by the ITA, had a record of 9-5 in singles all at the No. 1 position for Irvine Valley.

And in doubles he went 10-6 with Santos at the No. 1 spot.

Bott and Santos reached the semifinals of the CCCAA State Championship, winning four matches in the event.

Bott made it to the quarterfinals in singles at state.

The duo helped Irvine Valley to a 6-10 overall and a 6-4 mark in conference. IVC also made the Southern California Regional Team Playoffs and ended the year ranked No. 8 in the final Oracle/ITA state poll.

2018 JUCO All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association

California JUCO

Men's Singles

Kent Hunter, Cerritos College

Alexey Prokopchuk, Cerritos College

Kyryll Kryvchurn, College of the Desert

Victor Castro, Cerritos College

Kayne Trustfull, Riverside City College

Solal Ceriqui, Ventura College

Michael Bott, Irvine Valley College

Priyank Soni, Ventura College

Alex Hagon, Cypress College

Adrien Etiemble, Ventura College

Men's Doubles

Alexey Prokopchuk/Marcos Paulo Silvestre, Cerritos College

Victor Castro/Kent Hunter, Cerritos College

Alex Hagon/Johan Wennerholm, Cypress College

Michael Bott/Thallys Santos, Irvine Valley College

Dario Rico-Altozano/Kwang Eun-Lee, Cerritos College

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