Mason Lee wins both matches but Aztecs men's tennis falls at Mesa CC

Freshman Mason Lee (Catalina Foothills HS) earned two wins on the day but the No. 16 ranked Aztecs men's tennis team lost to No. 17 Mesa Community College 6-3. Photo by Raymond Suarez
Freshman Mason Lee (Catalina Foothills HS) earned two wins on the day but the No. 16 ranked Aztecs men's tennis team lost to No. 17 Mesa Community College 6-3. Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College men's tennis team (0-2) played a match on the road on Thursday at Mesa Community College.

  • The No. 16 ranked Aztecs fell to the No. 17 ranked Thunderbirds 6-3.
  • Freshman Mason Lee (Catalina Foothills HS) won both his single and double match-ups on the day. Lee along with No. 1 doubles partner Corey Pabst, defeated Beto Carlon and Cameron Khan 8-4. Lee went on to beat Khan in their No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-3.
  • Sophomore Landon Strickland provided the other victory for the Aztecs as he won a third-set tiebreaker over Max Beasley 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 5 singles.
  • Strickland and No. 3 doubles partner Emanuel Robles-Serrano (Desert View HS) lost to Emilio Alvarado and Hung Pham 8-5. Robles-Serrano fell at No. 6 singles to Pham 6-3, 6-3.
  • Pabst dropped his No. 1 singles match to Carlon 6-1, 6-2.
  • Freshman Mitchell Wilkinson (Catalina Foothills HS) won the first set in his No. 4 singles match but dropped the next two against Alvarado 1-6, 6-1, 7-3. Wilkinson and No. 2 doubles partner Anton Nazaroff (Catalina Foothills HS) lost to Leondro Prado and Beasley 8-5. Nazaroff fell at No. 2 singles to Prado 6-4, 6-1.

The Aztecs will be back at the West Campus Tennis Courts part of the Chapman Auto Sports Complex next Thursday when they host Glendale Community College. Matches begin at 1:30 p.m.