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Ventura spoils Vaqueros’ home debut, 8-1

Spencer Ekola, a freshman from Santa Barbara High, got the Vaqueros' point on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Spencer Ekola, a freshman from Santa Barbara High, got the Vaqueros' point on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

Ventura topped SBCC 8-1 on Thursday in a WSC men's tennis match, spoiling the Vaqueros' home opener at Pershing Park.

Spencer Ekola got the lone point for the Vaqueros (0-4, 0-2), beating Bill Whitaker 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. The Pirates are 2-1 and 2-0.

Emerson Sekban lost two close sets to Augustin Lestelle 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles.

The Vaqueros are playing three matches in three days. They'll host Bakersfield in a rain makeup on Friday at 2 p.m. and Fullerton on Saturday at 11 a.m.
 
Singles
1. Augustin Lestelle, VC, def. Emerson Sekban 6-4, 7-5
2. Spencer Ekola, SBCC, def. Bill Whitaker 6-3, 6-1
3. Manu Rowe, VC, def. Adolfo Ortega 6-1, 6-1
4. Cruz Thayne, VC, def. Stevie Acuna 6-0, 6-0
5. Rodrigo Perdigao, VC, def. Dim Dros 6-0, 6-0
6. Florent Auteuil, VC, def. Jun Zhao 6-2, 6-0

Doubles
1. Whitaker/Thayne, VC, def. Sekban/Ekola 8-6
2. Rowe/Hamilton Walker, VC, def. Ortega/Dros 8-0
3. Damon Mitchell/Sam Gazzera, VC, def. Acuna/Zhao 8-1