Avalos gains two wins but Aztecs men's tennis falls vs. Paradise Valley CC

Sophomore Marc Avalos (Sunnyside HS) picked up wins in his singles and doubles matches but the Aztecs fell to Paradise Valley Community College 6-3. Aztecs now 2-2 overall and 1-2 in ACCAC play. Photo by Raymond Suarez.
Sophomore Marc Avalos (Sunnyside HS) picked up wins in his singles and doubles matches but the Aztecs fell to Paradise Valley Community College 6-3. Aztecs now 2-2 overall and 1-2 in ACCAC play. Photo by Raymond Suarez.

The Pima Community College men's tennis team (2-2, 1-2 in ACCAC) played in some tough matches against Paradise Valley Community College on Thursday at the West Campus Tennis Courts.

The Aztecs fell to the Pumas 6-3.

Sophomore Avalos (Sunnyside HS) won his singles and doubles matches. Avalos, along with sophomore Francisco Ton (Nogales HS) won their No. 1 doubles match in a tie-breaker against Nick Marroquin and Freddy Henry 9-8 (7-2). Avalos followed that by beating Marroquin at No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-1.

Sophomore Raj Singh Kaila (Yuma HS) was the other Aztec player to gain a win as he defeated Chris Malayan 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.

Ton dropped his No. 2 singles match against Henry in a second set tie-breaker 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Freshman Francisco Sotelo (Cholla HS) played a three-set match at No. 4 singles gaining the win in the first set but falling in the next two as he lost to Tim Schlum 0-6, 6-3, 7-6.

Sophomore Dalton Reisig (Catalina Foothills HS) played two tightly contested sets but fell to Brian Tuncap 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 singles. Sophomore Jesus Lopez (Canyon del Oro HS) lost at No. 5 singles to Victor Tuncap 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles competition, Reisig and Sotelo fell in a tie-breaking set to Brian and Victor Tuncap 9-8 (7-4) while Lopez and Singh Kaila dropped their No. 3 doubles match to Schlum and Malayan 8-4.

The Aztecs begin the second half of the season on Wednesday when they play at Mesa Community College. The match begins at 11:00 a.m.