Men’s tennis handles Whittier College

Eagles sweep doubles and singles play in victory over the Poets.

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Men’s tennis handles Whittier College

Photo by Aaron Zhang/ THE CHIMES

Photo by Aaron Zhang/ THE CHIMES

Photo by Aaron Zhang/ THE CHIMES

Joel Ashor, Sports Editor

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Men’s tennis returned to the Biola Tennis Center on Saturday to take on Whittier College. The Eagles dominated in every facet of the game to take down the Poets 5-0.

Biola got off to a quick start in doubles as the No. 3 pairing of freshman Ian Nieh and Edwyn Ramos took home a quick 6-1 win. At No. 2 doubles, junior Derek James and senior David Garcia followed with a 6-3 victory. At the No.1 spot, sophomores Quentin Lau and Logan Blair were tied 4-4 before the doubles matches were finished.

“ [With] doubles I always feel so confident. Me and Logan played really well, and we just get things done,” Lau said.

In singles play, James picked up a very efficient 6-2, 6-1 victory. Lau followed him up with another 6-2, 6-1 win. Garcia was the final victory of the day as he took his match by a score of 6-3, 6-4.

“Being my last season, that’s one of the moments you wish for, and at the end of the day I want to make sure I contribute to the team and get these guys out of here as soon as possible,” Garcia said.

Head coach David Goodman was impressed with the way his team came to play.

“We came out ready to play and it made such a difference. Being super energetic and playing well, I could tell we wanted to win today, which is nice, they were self-motivated today,” Goodman said.

The Eagles (2-2) will look to continue their winning ways at home against Concordia University Irvine on Thursday at 2 p.m.