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”. ITA Rankings
Team Match Score Sheet
Glendale College (Calif.) vs Pierce College

Date:  2/20/2014
Location:  Pierce College
Winner:  Glendale College (Calif.)
Score:  5-4
 Position  Glendale College (Calif.)  Pierce College  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Hosep Orojian  Richard Catabona  Glendale College (Calif.)  7-5, 4-6, 7-5
 #2 Singles  Dro Dermegerdichian  Thales Castro  Pierce College  6-2, 6-4
 #3 Singles  Oleg Simonyan  Sergey Arushanyan  Pierce College  6-3, 6-4
 #4 Singles  Dat Le  Giancarlo Bertumen  Glendale College (Calif.)  6-0, 6-2
 #5 Singles  Cameron Braun  David Arushanyan  Pierce College  6-1, 5-7, 7-6(4)
 #6 Singles  Santiago Segovia  Gtuv Flores  Glendale College (Calif.)  6-1, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Hosep Orojian
 Dat Le
 Richard Catabona
 Giancarlo Bertumen
 Glendale College (Calif.)  8-2
 #2 Doubles  Dro Dermegerdichian
 Oleg Simonyan
 Thales Castro
 Sergey Arushanyan
 Pierce College  8-6
 #3 Doubles  Cameron Braun
 Clayton Pauff
 Muzannl Waheeks
 Gtuv Flores
 Glendale College (Calif.)  8-3
Last updated: 2/24/2014 2:33:58 PM