Glendale and Pierce split the six singles sets before Pierce captured all three doubles sets to complete a sweep of the two-match season series.
Glendale college dropped a 6-3 road loss to Pierce on March 6 and hoped that revenge could be served on its home court Thursday.
“Coming in, I thought it would be a tough match,” said Glendale college Coach Bob MacKay, who piloted the Vaqueros to the regionals last season. “I’m disappointed when we lose, but they were better than us.
“You’ve got to get to five to win [the match], and we only got to three. This is a tough conference, and it’s disappointing that we won’t play [in the regionals].”
The Vaqueros will still participate in the conference tournament, which will be held April 18-19 at Santa Barbara City College.
Glendale college will also send several of its players to the prestigious Ojai Tournament, which will run April 24-27.
Pierce wrapped up the win when Mark Lewin and Vinnie Amor teamed up to post an 8-5 win against Emanuel Haug and Ryan Stanbury.
Matthew Taoatao, Greg Arutyunyan and Marko Gortinski each won their singles sets for the Vaqueros.
Pierce third-year Coach Rejeev Datt said he expected another close match against Glendale college.
“I really expected a dogfight because we knew coming in that they would be no walkover,” said Datt, who received a singles win from Kosta Omelyanchuk, Amor and Enrique Lewin. “I’m ecstatic that the doubles pulled it out for us.”
MacKay said the Vaqueros still have things they can do to salvage their season.
“The best thing for us will be to show that we have some good individuals who can compete in the conference tournament,” MacKay said. “We are a pretty good team in the state.
“We just weren’t [on Thursday].”