Tennis strives to win

Daniel Ojeda, Contributing Editor

The struggles have continued for the Bakersfield College tennis teams as the season has bounced along and despite some improved play both teams had losing streaks extended.

Despite playing at home, the men’s tennis team (2-6) dropped both matches at BC, losing to Ventura College (6-3) by the score of 9-0 and to Glendale College (7-5) 7-2. Glendale has had the Renegades number this season as they swept the season series by winning both matches.

The losses extended the Renegades losing streak to three games and has left the team sitting in third place behind first place Ventura.

Once again the young BC squad struggled against the top teams in the division just as they have all season.

The women’s tennis team (0-12) also extended its losing streak as they dropped three straight matches, first against Ventura (6-6) by the score of 9-0, then losing to Glendale (12-2) 7-2 and falling against Antelope Valley College (2-8) by the score of 8-1.

The losses pushed the women’s losing streak to 12 straight and has left the Renegades sitting in last place in the division behind first place Glendale. Despite the losing streak, the women’s team has started to score more frequently than earlier in the season, leaving the team with a positive outlook as team play continues to improve.

With the season nearing an end, the men’s team will hit the road to end the season against Ventura on March 24 and then against Cerritos College on March 31.

The women’s team will finish the season off at home, facing Santa Barbara College on March 19 before finishing against Ventura on March 24.