Fairfield, Calif. - Freshman Rajan Bhatia went 2-0 on the day, but the Solano men's tennis team fell to Diablo Valley, 6-3, in the Falcons' season opener on Thursday afternoon.
Bhatia defeated Omar Panugaling in singles, 6-1, 6-2, before joining freshman Phi Le to defeat Panugaling and Riku "ricky" Kobayashi, 8-3, in doubles.
Solano (0-2) remains home to host American River on Friday, Mar. 1 at 1 p.m.
Rajan Bhatia (S) def. Omar Panugaling (D), 6-1, 6-2
Riku "ricky" Kobayashi (D) def. D. Patrick Ramos (S), 7-5, 6-3
Michael Rosti (D) def. Phi Le (S), 6-2, 6-0
Kamal Surajbansi (D) def. Aaron Brumels (S), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (9)
Marion Fernandez (D) def. Wayne Esparza (S), 6-0, 6-3
Roger Wang (D) def. Joshua Sasoy (S), 6-1, 6-1
Bhatia/Le (S) def. Panugaling/Kobayashi (D), 8-3
Ramos/Esparza (S) def. Rosti/Surajbansi (D), 8-6
Fernandez/Wang (D) def. Brumels/Sasoy (S), 9-7