Glendale Grounds Tigers, 7-2, Friday in Non-conference Action; Riverside Is 3-1.

Thierry Van Os
Thierry Van Os

RIVERSIDE -- Winning only one singles match and one doubles match, the Riverside City College (RCC) Tigers men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 non-conference decision to the visiting Glendale College (GC) Vaqueros Friday (Feb. 3) at the Fran Bushman Tennis Complex on the RCC campus.

Riverside City (3-1 overall) was paced by freshman Thierry van Os, who is pictured, who won at No. 2 singles.

Freshman James Andra (Riverside - Arlington HS) and partner, sophomore Trent Harris (Riverside - Poly HS), won at No. 3 doubles.

RCC is ranked seventh in Southern California which mirrors last season's final ranking of seventh in the region. The Tigers also are ranked tenth in the state.

Glendale (3-0 overall) was ranked ninth in the Southland preseason poll.

The Tigers return to the courts on Tuesday, Feb. 7, when they host the San Diego City College (SDCC) Knights for a non-conference match which begins at 2 p.m.


California Community College Men's Tennis

Non-Conference Dual Match

Glendale College at Riverside City College

Friday February 3rd, 2017



1. Christian Hess (GC) def. Sami Akouz (RCC), 6-2, 6-0

2. Chris Pope (GC) def. James Andra (RCC), 6-2, 6-2

3. Arin Meserkhani (GC) def. Grady Harrell (RCC), 1-6, 6-0, 11-9

4. Thierry van Os (RCC) def. Kevin Orellana (GC), 6-3, 7-6 (4)

5. John Robertson (GC) def. Trent Harris (RCC), 6-4, 6-4

6. Stephen Sandoval (GC) def. Ryan Cala (RCC), 6-1, 6-3

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 6, 3, 5, 4



1. Arin Meserkhani/Chris Pope (GC) def. Sami Akouz/Thierry van Os (RCC), 8-5

2. Christian Hess/Kevin Orellana (GC) def. Grady Harrell/Brandon Moerer (RCC), 8-4

3. James Andra/Trent Harris (RCC) def. David Preciano/Stephen Sandoval (GC), 8-4

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1


Final Score: Glendale College 7, Riverside City College 2