Tuesday's match was knotted at 4 when all eyes were glued on Tadevosian and Otuzbiryan, who fought back to defeat the brother tandem of James and Cooper Lee.
Tadevosian and Otuzbiryan lost the first set, 7-6, but bounced back to win 6-3 and 6-2, avenging a 9-0 loss to Cerritos on Feb. 14.
"We never thought we were going to lose," Otuzbiryan said afterward.
Perhaps not, but fifth-seeded Cerritos (11-4) ? the South Coast Conference champion ? sure made it interesting.
Fourth-seeded Glendale College (10-7) seemed to have everything wrapped up, thanks to singles victories by Lew DeLeon, Derik DerMegerdichian, Craig Strazzerri and Tadevosian.
The Vaqueros most likely would have had another win at No. 2 singles courtesy of Sergy Vagramian. However, after winning his first set, 7-6 (7-5), Vagramian ? who was battling a stomach flu ? vomited and had to retire.
Not only did Glendale College lose Vagramian in singles, but it also lost its sophomore standout at No. 1 doubles, as well, which was just what Cerritos was looking for in its bid for an upset.
However, thanks to Tadevosian and Otuzbiryan, that never happened.
"Without Sergy, we were basically starting out down two sets," Glendale College Coach Bob MacKay said. "Considering all of that, this was a huge team victory. It could have gone either way, but our guys fought hard and found a way to come through."
The Vaqueros get a break from team competition for the remainder of the week, as DeLeon, Vagramian, Tadevosian and Otuzbiryan will take part in the Ojai Invitational. On May 2, Glendale College will resume postseason play against defending state champion College of the Desert.