BC tennis teams still trying to find ways to win in the season

BC tennis teams still trying to find ways to win in the season

Mayan Lara

Luckian B.R. Campos jumps up to return a serve.

robert mullen, reporter

By Robert Mullen

Reporter 

The Bakersfield College women’s Tennis team finished their regular season play with a default against Glendale College on April 1. The women lost their match against Ventura College 2-7 on March 22 and lost their match against Santa Barbara City College 4-5 on March 21.

“We had a couple close ones with Santa Barbara and Ventura too. We’re suffering with our numbers a little bit. We have six players this year, and unfortunately we’ve had some injuries, and it’s taking its toll on us,” said head coach Terri Lynott.

They suffered another loss on March 19 against Santa Monica City College, 8-1, but beat Glendale 5-4 on March 12, winning all their doubles matches and two singles.

The men’s team has continued to struggle, wrapping up their season with a loss against Glendale ?-? on April 1, and 2-7 on March 12.  The men beat L.A. Peirce 6-3, on March 19, winning two doubles and four singles, but lost to Santa Barbara 2-7 on March 21, and 9-0 against Ventura on March 22.

“It has a lot to do with the competition we’re dealing with; some of the teams are extremely strong, and very deep. We lined up better with L.A. Peirce because they’re about our level of play,” said Lynott on the men’s win.

Both teams will play in the Western State Conference tournament April 5-6 in Ventura. Lynott is hopeful that the women’s record will help their seeds in the main tournament draw and thinks that the men’s team will be able to compete pretty well.

She says she’s hopeful that some of her players may make it to the state championship. “When you look at the top 16 in the conference, I have several players from the men and women’s [teams] that I think could make it that far,” said Lynott.