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SBCC whips Glendale 8-1 for second straight win

Emerson Sekban, a freshman from Oxford, England, won in singles 6-3, 6-1 and No. 1 doubles 8-6 with Andrew Tufenkian. (Photo by JC Corliss)
Emerson Sekban, a freshman from Oxford, England, won in singles 6-3, 6-1 and No. 1 doubles 8-6 with Andrew Tufenkian. (Photo by JC Corliss)

SBCC took five of six singles matches and all three doubles on Tuesday to beat Glendale 8-1 in a WSC men's tennis match on the road.

It was the second straight win for the Vaqueros (3-5, 3-1), who moved into second place in the Western State Conference, one game behind Ventura (4-0).

Sasha Hedberg and Emerson Sekban both won 6-3, 6-1 to get the visiting Vaqueros going in singles. Derek Lipanski, Parker Turek and Willem Decker added straight-set wins to secure the victory.

Hedberg is a perfect 4-0 in singles and improved to 3-0 in doubles as he and Turek won the No. 2 set, 8-2.

The Vaqueros open the second round of WSC play by hosting L.A. Pierce on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Singles
1. Sasha Hedberg, SBCC, def. Arin Meserkhani 6-3, 6-1
2. Emerson Sekban, SBCC, def. David Ismailian 6-3, 6-1
3. John Robertson, GC, def. Andrew Tufenkian 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
4. Derek Lipanski, SBCC, def. Giovanni Moraes 7-5, 6-1
5. Parker Turek, SBCC, def. Michael Akopians 6-2, 6-3
6. Willem Decker, SBCC, def. Masaki Kimura 6-2, 6-3

Doubles
1. Sekban/Tufenkian, SBCC, def. Meserkhani/Akopians 8-6
2. Hedberg/Turek, SBCC, def. Ismailian/Alex Kevakian 8-2
3. Lipanski/Decker, SBCC, def. Robertson/Kimura 8-5