The struggle continues for BC tennis teams

Daniel Ojeda, Contributing Editor

A tumultuous season continued for the Bakersfield College tennis teams as both squads continued to struggle at the season’s midway point.

Despite a losing streak of five consecutive matches and placing fifth at the Modesto JC Tournament, the men’s tennis team currently finds itself in third place in the Western State division, behind first place Ventura College (2-0) and Glendale College (2-1).

The Renegades (1-1) ended the longest losing streak of the season by taking advantage against the divisions worst, beating LA Pierce College by the score of 6-3.

The men’s tennis team has improved as the season has bounced along and the overall record isn’t an accurate representation of the improved play. BC has faced off against good tennis teams and have been able to compete, dropping close matches against Fresno City (5-1) by the score of 5-4 and another close set against Mt. SAC (7-4) by the same score. The other losses were blowout wins by the opposition, with BC losing 8-1 against undefeated Foothill College (6-0) and being held scoreless against Glendale.

The lady Renegades continued the slide the team has been on all season as the losing streak reached nine games.

The skid has left the Renegades in last place with a conference record of 0-4 and an overall record of 0-9.

The women’s team has also had a tough schedule as of late, facing powerhouse Mt. SAC (12-0) and division leader Glendale (4-0) while being held scoreless in both matches.

The BC tennis teams will look to turn their fortunes around as the men’s team is home for the next three matches against Ventura on March 3, Glendale on March 10 and LA Pierce on March 17, while the women’s team hits the road for the next two matches against Ventura and Glendale.