Renegade tennis falls into a slump

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

Both men’s and women’s Bakersfield College tennis teams lost two matches and won one since Feb. 20.

The men’s team (5-5) played Fresno City College on Feb. 20 where they finished 2-7. BC’s top three singles competitors Sammy Ramirez, Andrew Schwartz and Austin Lee all lost their matches.

BC’s Christian Curutchague defeated Jordan Jizmejian of Fresno city 6-3, 6-0, and BC’s Matt Wells and Curutchague won their doubles match 8-4.

BC men’s team went on to play LA Pierce on Feb. 23 where they blew out LA Pierce 9-0.

BC singles winners: Ramirez (7-6, 6-2), Schwartz (7-6, 6-3), Lee (6-0, 6-0), Brian Yanez (6-0, 6-1), and Andrew Berdon (6-0, 6-0).

BC doubles winners: Ramirez and Lee (8-3) and Schwartz and Yanez (8-2).

The men’s team later competed with Santa Barbara City College on Feb. 25. SBCC beat BC 8-1 leaving BC with only one winner that came from the singles. BC’s Lee won his match against Andrew Tufenkian 6-7, 7-5, 11-9.

BC women’s tennis team (6-4) lost to Fresno 7-2 on Feb. 20. The only singles player to win for BC was No. 6 Hannah Moreno. She was up 5-2 in the first set then the match ended in default due to injury. BC’s Lucy Cisneros and Kaylee DeFrees won their doubles match 8-0.

The BC women went on to compete with Santa Monica on Feb. 23 where BC won 6-3.

BC’s singles winners: Riley Tucker (6-0, 5-7, 6-3), Defrees (1-6, 7-6, 7-5), Cisneros (6-1, 6-1), and Claire Tomboc (6-0, 6-1).

BC’s doubles winners: Tucker and Aguilar (8-2) and DeFrees and Cisneros (8-0).

The BC women’s team played SBCC on Feb. 25. SBCC swept the day leaving BC without a single win. DeFrees managed to win a single set but