Victorious singles matches on behalf of the Saddleback College Men’s Tennis team sealed the fate of Palomar College, ending with a 6-0 win for Saddleback on Thursday. This was a welcomed victory enabling the Gauchos to enter their season with a 1-0 record.
Contributing to that record were singles players Travis McClellan and Eemaun Latifi. McClellan ended his match with a 6-1, 6-0 win against TJ Garcia of Palomar. Garcia “beat himself,” stated McClellan, “his serve broke down…and I made shots.”
The 6-3, 6-3 match won by Latifi was more of a battle with some challenging deuces. Both McClellan, who played consistently through his match, and Latifi are in their sophomore year of play at Saddleback.