Men’s spring tennis wrap-up


The Illinois Valley Community College men’s tennis team prevailed over Rock Valley College 7-2 in the Region IV Div. III tournament in Rockford on Friday, April 24.

Gustavo Lozada claimed a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Ottawa product David Dobrose landed a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles, and Zach Giovanine prevailed 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Alex Koziel, another Ottawa product, earned a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles. Streator graduate Race Melvin posted a 0-6, 6-3, (10-3) win at No. 6 singles.

In doubles competition, Dobrose and Lozada teamed up to win 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 1 flight. Stephen Harcar and Melvin picked up a 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), (10-5) win at No. 3 doubles.

The team finished the season with an overall record of 5-6 but carried the momentum of a win in their last regular season match into the tournament.

The team will next play in the NJCCA Div. III National Tournament which will be held in Collins, Texas on May 9-15.
IVCC Eagle David Dobrose commented earlier in the season,  “One of our main goals as a team is to make it nationals. We know we are good enough and have the talent to accomplish this and I believe that we will.”

Those words would prove true as the team continues to prepare for a run at a title.