Corsairs wrangle Vaqueros
Kevin Duncan , Staff Writer
March 8, 2011
Filed under Sports
The Corsairs beat the Glendale College Vaqueros 7-2 this past Thursday at Reed Park adding to their already stellar record. Coach Richard Goldenson has his team of tennis stars dedicated to win it all after starting 3-0 in the Western Conference and 5-0 overall.
The team looked concentrated Thursday, as the Lady Corsairs delivered one of the finest outings of the season.
The Vaqueros were coming off a two game losing streak coming into the match and didn’t show too many signs of improvement against The Corsairs.
SMC dominated in the singles matches, with outstanding performances from every player, the most recognizable being Krystal Hanzard, a freshman out of Calabassas High School, who swept Sindi Condebida 6-0 twice.
Having lost their doubles on Thursday 1-2 Goldenson wants them to be more aggressive in the future. “Tomorrow, we’re looking to step up our doubles and play a little more high percentage but aggressive doubles”, said Goldenson.
With two matches in two days the team is looking to improve on their already fantastic record and show that they are here for the long run.
When asked about the team´s goals Coach Goldenson stated, “Our goal this season is to give it everything we’ve got every time we step onto the court.”
Goldenson feels that collectively, if the whole team gives 100 percent, it will then create a winning atmosphere.
“Losing and winning aren’t about the final outcome of the match or if you put a W or L on the results page,” said Goldenson. “Winning is the self-respect you gain because you know that every time you stepped on the court you gave it everything you had.”
Although the Corsairs are playing well right now coach Goldenson doesn’t think that the road to a state championship will be easy.
“The Western State Conference is such a tough and competitive conference,” said Goldenson,. “Every team is a rival.”
Their next match is at Bakersfield on Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. and they look to continue their remarkable streak to six games.