Men’s doubles wins a split 2-3 match against Foothill College, loses 5-4 in singles

The men’s tennis team won doubles against Foothill College, but was defeated two out of three sets in singles after close head-to-head matches. Freshman TJ Aucklands played well, but could not win in his singles match.

Freshmen Joseph Capaul and Jimmy Giovanni of ARC’s  # 1 doubles team were victorious in their matches with a score of 9-8.

Freshman Ryan Wilson and John Foote of ARC’s #2 doubles team competition won by a score of 8-5.

“I feel it was both mentally and physically tough,” said Foote about his match. “I was happy with my doubles…(it is) always good to get a win against opposition.”

ARC men’s tennis head coach Bo Jabery-Madison commented on the positive aspects of team #2 doubles match.

“The highlight to me in this doubles is I love it when we take a bad situation and turn it around by not giving up. We were down in this match, they were serving at 7-6 that means if they (Foothill) would have held their service game they would have won,” said Jabery-Madison.

Jabery-Madison said he believed Foote gave himself a chance to succeed, with tremendous effort throughout the entire match.

ARC's men's tennis team hosted a match against Foothill College on Saturday, March 7.

ARC’s men’s tennis team hosted a match against Foothill College on Saturday, March 7.

ARC tennis singles teams played in a best two out of three sets.

The last match by Auckland in singles was lost by scores of 6-3, 6-4.

“(Auckland) played a player that had a lot more experience, but he fought hard with passion,” said Jabery-Madison.

Jabery-Madison also commented on some key points of Auckland’s execution, and respect for playing at his best.

“(Auckland) couldn’t quite execute … he fought hard and that’s all we can ask for anyone,” said Jabery-Madison.

“I was happy with how I was able to play with a game plan I’ve been trying to improve (upon), and yesterday’s game was the first time I was really able see where I’m at,” said  Auckland about his performance during his singles match.

Auckland added, “It was extremely frustrating but a good learning experience for me.”

During the changeovers in doubles, Jabery-Madison told his players about improvements in their game, while also giving them a confidence to play well.

“(I told them) to use their backhands more … remember to trust in what we do …. we know what we do well even if things don’t go your way,” said Jabery-Madison.

The team’s next match will be at home against Diablo Valley on March 13.

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