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Defending state champion Cerritos knocks off Vaqueros, 9-0

Andres Decock (serving) and Dominic Signorello lost a close 8-6 set at No. 1 doubles. (Photo by Dave Loveton/SBCC Sports Information)
Andres Decock (serving) and Dominic Signorello lost a close 8-6 set at No. 1 doubles. (Photo by Dave Loveton/SBCC Sports Information)

Cerritos spoiled the men's tennis debut of SBCC on Friday with a 9-0 win at Pershing Park.

The Falcons went 28-2 last year and beat American River 5-0 for the state team title at Ventura College.

Andres Decock, SBCC's No. 1 player from Belgium, teamed up with Dominic Signorello of Holland in doubles and dropped a tight 8-6 decision.

SBCC has an all-new lineup and only five were eligible for Friday's opener. The Vaqueros had to forfeit two matches and a then they forfeited a third after Ronan Casteleyn was injured in doubles and couldn't play his No. 4 singles match.

The Vaqueros will play at Riverside next Friday, starting at 2 p.m.
  

Singles
1. Arthur Toledo, Cerritos, def. Andres Decock 6-0, 6-2
2. Bruno Duarte, Cerritos, def. Dominic Signorello 6-2, 6-3
3. Lucas Legrand, Cerritos, def. Jakob Rinschen 6-2, 6-4
4. Jan Simon, Cerritos, def. Dominic Mariscal 6-1, 6-0
5. Cerritos won by default
6. Cerritos won by default

Doubles
1. Toledo/Duarte, C, def. Decock/Signorello 8-6
2. Legrand/Simon, C, def. Rinschen/Ronan Casteleyn 8-0
3. Tomas Bella/Nico De La Pena, C, won by default