Men's Tennis Season Underway

Chad Hayes earned a victory in the #5 match on Friday against Fullerton.
Chad Hayes earned a victory in the #5 match on Friday against Fullerton.

The MSJC men's tennis team kicked-off the 2024 season by hosting Fullerton College Friday, the Eagles fell to Hornets 3-6.

The Eagle player of the match was freshman Chad Hayes as he defeated Fullerton's Felix Jayamaha  in three exciting sets.  Hayes dominated the first set winning it 6-1, before dropping the second.  The final set super-breaker went back-and-forth but Hayes played steady and pulled-out the win, 10-8.  Hayes used his consistent defense and the solid combination of drop shots and lobs to secure his first collegiate singles victory.

At first line singles, MSJC's Michael Masarani fought tooth-and-nail versus Fullerton's David Gutierrez in a high level duel that featured long rallies and aggressive play.  Set number one was a very long set that Gutierrez managed to win 5-7.  The second set was even throughout with the Hornet number one playing just well enough to edge-out Masarani 5-7 to win in straights.  

Tuesday the Eagles traveled to Orange Coast and lost 9-0.  


Fullerton Results 


Koster/Pillet (FC) defeated Masarani/Atas (MSJC) 8-0

Lumange/Jayamaha (FC) defeated Taylor/Torres-Martinez (MSJC) 8-1

Hayes/Walmer (MSJC) won by default


Gutierrez (FC) defeated Masarani (MSJC) 7-5, 7-5

Pillet (FC) defeated Atas (MSJC) 6-1, 6-2

Koster (FC) defeated Taylor (MSJC) 6-1, 6-0

Lumang (FC) defeated Torres-Martinez (MSJC) 6-4, 6-0

Hayes (MSJC) defeated Jayamaha (FC) 6-1, 2-6, 10-8

Walmer (MSJC) won by default 


Orange Coast Results


Freidman/Martin (OCC) defeated Masarani/Atas (MSJC) 8-0

Davis/Mietkiewicz defeated Taylor/Torres-Martinez (MSJC) 8-3

Magers/Kaplan (OCC) defeated Hayes/Walmer(MSJC) 8-0


Martin (OCC) defeated Masarani (MSJC) 6-0, 6-1

Davis (OCC) defeated Atas (MSJC) 6-0, 6-0

Magers (OCC) defeated Taylor (MSJC) 6-0, 6-0

Mietkiewicz (OCC) defeated Torres-Martinez (MSJC) 6-0, 6-1

Dick (OCC) defeated Hayes (MSJC) 6-1, 6-1

Tsuchya (OCC) defeated Walmer 6-0, 6-0