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Vaqueros beat Bakersfield 7-2 in season finale

Adolfo Ortega, a freshman from Guayaquil, Eduador, won his singles point 7-6 (9-7), 6-0 and took a 9-7 decision in doubles with Diego Santos. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Adolfo Ortega, a freshman from Eduador, won his singles point 7-6 (9-7), 6-0 and grabbed a 9-7 doubles win with Diego Santos. (Photo by Ken Sciallo

SBCC cruised  to easy wins in the first three singles on Tuesday, then Adolfo Ortega pulled out an inspirational 7-6 (9-7), 6-0 victory over Mario Cabaloza, propelling the Vaqueros to a 7-2 men's tennis win at Bakersfield.

The Vaqueros (7-11, 5-5) avenged a 5-4 setback to the Renegades earlier this year and finished third in the WSC team standings. Bakersfield is 6-11 and 4-6.

Emerson Sekban, Spencer Ekola, Diego Santos and Ortega all posted singles and doubles wins. Dim Dros and Jun Zhao won the No. 3 doubles 9-8 after a 10-8 tiebreaker victory.

The Vaqueros will play in the WSC Individual Tournament on April 7-8 at Ventura College.

1. Emerson Sekban, SBCC, def. Chanrien Ul, 6-0, 6-0
2. Spencer Ekola, SBCC, def. Alec Slykerman 6-0, 6-1
3. Diego Santos, SBCC, def. Zach Gomez 6-1, 6-0
4. Adolfo Ortega, SBCC, def. Mario Cabaloza 7-6 (7), 6-0
5. Fabian Cardenas, BC, def. Stevie Acuna 6-4, 6-2
6. Ivan Rivera, BC, def. Dim Dros 6-2, 6-4

1. Sekban/Ekola, SBCC, def. Slykerman/Gomez 8-1
2. Santos/Ortega, SBCC, def. Ul/Fabian 9-7
3. Dros/Jun Zhao, SBCC, def. Cabaloza/Austin Lux 9-8 (10-8)