BC Men’s Tennis team loses to the Santa Barbara Vaqueros

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

The Bakersfield College Men’s Tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss at their home game against the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Vaqueros on Feb. 25.

The Men’s tennis team has yet to win a game in the spring season, but showed improvement from their last game against Ventura College.

The doubles matches kicked off the game with BC players Nayib Rivera and Juan Contreras who held off a strong match against the SBCC opponents. Both Rivera and Contreras were light on their feet and quick to return the ball back at full force allowing the game to continue on even after all other doubles matches had finished. However, despite the effort from the BC players, the Vaqueros took the final victory with a score of 8-5.

Adeli Arvizu
BC player Juan Contreras on the receiving end going after the ball during his singles match against SBCC. The match had a final score of (6-1) (6-0).

There were a total of three doubles matches played in the game ending with the scores of 8-1 and 8-0.

At mid-afternoon, the singles matches began. Rivera fell short with a score of (6-1) (6-3). BC player Connor Adkins also played against his opponent, SBCC player Pierre Fumat. Adkins started with a strong lead and continued to hold off the Vaquero for a couple of matches. However, Adkins was defeated with a score of (6-2) (6-1). There were six overall singles matches with scores of (6-1) (6-0), two sets of (6-0) (6-0), and (6-2) (6-0).

Ultimately, Santa Barbara triumphed over the renegades resulting in the fifth loss of the season.