Tennis team trying to figure it out as season continues

Daniel Ojeda, Contributing Editor

The Bakersfield College tennis teams have swung into action and despite some early season struggles, first year head coach Nick Jacobs isn’t faulting either of his teams start.

“Despite the way we have started, going into any match against any team I never felt like we were outmatched,” Jacobs said.

The men’s tennis team started off the season with an easy win over El Camino winning 8-1 but it has been a struggle since then with a big loss at the hands of Mt. San Antonio College 1-8 and a close loss by one set to Fresno City College 4-5.

The women’s team has yet to win a match while being held to love in all four matches to date. The lady Renegades dropped matches to Fresno City College, Fullerton and two matches to College of the Sequoias.

An early schedule that includes a ton of traveling has been one of the main culprits for the tennis teams as the men’s team has yet to play a game at home while the women’s team has only played two home matches.

Both squads are full of freshmen that are still getting used to the way that Jacobs runs his practices and are still trying to carve out roles on the team.

But as the season progresses and as each player begins to buy into Jacobs way of playing tennis and his conditioning methods, Jacobs has no doubt and believes his team will start to show the results on the tennis court.

“In practice they are giving me 100 percent and eventually with them working harder each day, the results will begin to show,” said Jacobs.

Both teams will get a chance to show whether the extra work has paid off as the women’s tennis team will host Glendale College on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at the BC tennis courts while the men’s team will play at Glendale on Feb. 17 before finally hosting a match against Fresno City College on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.