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Men’s tennis shut-out for second-straight match

Plagued by a few injuries, inexperience and poor performances, the struggles for the men’s tennis team continue as they get shut out once again, 0-9, but this time at the hands of Riverside City College.

El Camino men’s tennis falls to 0-3 on the season as Riverside gets its first win on Tuesday.

The only player that almost got a point in singles for the Warriors was Seth Abram.

Unfortunately, he came up short when he lost his sets 4-6, 5-7.

Samuel Mung, one of the few consistent players on the team didn’t play today due to an elbow injury.

Other injured players included Andrew Miyazato and Brandon Tsuha.

Miyazato injured his ankle during practice the day before the game but did play in today’s game, although he aggravated his ankle injury during the game so it affected his performance and he lost 6-0, 6-0 in singles.

“It kinda is what it is,” assistant coach Darren Dunn said. “It’s not really an excuse for the result we had today, but we just have to deal with them (injuries) because it usually happens to every team. We just have to monitor them (injured players) and make sure that they don’t make the injuries worse.”

With the injuries, improvement can’t be seen for the team just yet, but with just several matches played so far, head coach Steve Van Kanegan can hopefully look forward to the end result.

“They have improved in doubles in terms of working together,” Van Kanegan said. “They are communicating more, they’re attacking a little bit more but we’re still getting outhit because of experience. This team (Riverside) is a more experienced team. We lack experience.”

Although Angel Takahashi, freshman, is looking for something more simple than experience going forward.

“Consistency,” Takahashi said. “Just consistency. Also getting the ball in and better shot selections and making the right choices in certain situations.”

The Men’s tennis team plays on the road versus Orange Coast College on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.

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