Corsairs' Tennis Win Drought Continues
The Santa Monica College (SMC) Corsairs’ tennis team continues to struggle for a victory. The Lady Corsairs faced the Antelope Valley College Marauders at Ocean View Park on March 5. This match had originally been scheduled for February 5, but was postponed due to weather conditions.
The game began with singles matches. Co-captains, Fanny Harling and Iren Feher faced off against Antelope Valley’s Viktoriia Belanogova and Erica Garcia. The other four singles matches were SMC’s Dolores Padilla, Lisa Friman, and Sophia Abbinante against the Marauders’ Becca Jaimes, Mary Flint-Herrera, Natalie Pinzon, and Marbella Rubio.
The doubles match included captains Harling and Feher facing off against Belanogova and Flint-Herrera. Padilla and Friman faced off against Garcia and Jaimes, a match which was lost.
“I see every match as a new match. I let them [the team] know…to keep a positive attitude, we are a team, we should all wear our [game] clothes and be on time to practice and be there after training,” said co-captain Harling after finishing her singles match.
The Corsairs only managed to win four matches. The final score was 5-4 in favor of the Marauders.
On March 7, they hosted the College of the Canyons Cougars. This game was also rescheduled, originally set for February 7. The Corsairs only managed to win three of the six single matches with Zass, Feher, and Abbinante coming out on top.
SMC was unable to find a win in the three doubles match. The final score of the game was 6-3 in favor of the Cougars. The Corsairs stand at 0-8 in season play.
Their next match will be on the road at Santa Barbara on Tuesday, March 12 at 2pm. They will return home on Thursday, March 14 to host the Glendale Community College Vaqueros at 1pm.