The Tigers finished singles play 6-0 without dropping a single set against the Vaqueros.
Tigers’ freshman Danny Garcia won his first career college match against Santiago Segovia, 6-3, 6-1.
Returning sophomore and No. 1 singles player Jordan Gobatie won his match against Gaspar Macalutas, 6-4, 6-3. Gobatie was also the No. 1 player for the Tigers last season as a freshman.
Gobatie also won his doubles match with teammate Ulises Banos against Segovia and Phillip Lam, 8-5.
Banos won his singles match against Oscar Lam, 6-1, 6-3, to complete a sweep against the Lam Brothers. Phillip Lam also lost his doubles match against Tigers No. 4 Gustavo Carvalho, 6-2, 6-4.
In the final singles match of the day, the Tigers No. 6 singles player Eliott Moreno defeated Vaqueros No. 6 singles player Stephen Joharry, 6-1, 6-4 to keep the Tigers perfect in singles play.
The Tigers will play their next game against NCAA Division 1 UC Riverside on Feb. 5 at Andulka Park.
The RCC women’s tennis team also opened its season with a win over the Vaqueros.
After No. 1 singles player Briana Bowers lost the opening singles match to Vaqueros No. 1 Sofie Tavitian, 6-1, 7-5; the Tigers went on to sweep the Vaqueros in the last five singles matches and all three doubles matches.
The Tigers also won their second game of the season against Imperial Valley College to increase their overall record to 2-0 on the season. The Tigers sweep all six singles matches along with the three doubles matches. The Tigers only allowed a total of three points combined between the three doubles matches.