Glendale continued its road to a conference championship on Thursday against Los Angeles Pierce College but getting the win was no easy challenge. “Being away and playing a team that that has a strong 1-3 is tough” said Bob Mackay. “We definitely pulled through against a team that definitely played some great tennis”.
Glendale saw its first two points come from Dat Le who won 6-0, 6-2 and Santiago Segovia 6-1, 6-2. With Glendale up 2-0 Pierce struck back with winning 2, 3 singles, evening up the score at 2 all. At number 5 singles Cameron Braun lost a close match losing the first set 6-1 and winning the second 5-7 but losing the third in a tiebreak. The match came down to number 1 singles where Hosep Orojian was locked in a tight match against Richard Catabona which ended with Orojian winning 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 “He played some amazing tennis out there” said Hosep Orojian. “I think there were a couple things that helped me in pulling out that match in the third and definitely I was tested against a good opponent like him today.”
Going into doubles, Glendale tied up the score at 3-3 but getting the fifth point would be no easy challenge. “I felt like after Hosep won we really got pumped up and ready to play doubles” said Bob Mackay. Going into doubles Glendale would receive the 2 points it needed with Braun and Pauff winning 8-3 and Le and Orojian winning 8-2. “These guys all have a great chemistry out there and even in the tight situations they pull together to come through” said Bob Mackay. Glendale will next play Ventura College on Tuesday February 25 at Glendale College. “I think every match we have played thus far has prepared us for our up coming match with Ventura”.