Women’s tennis struggles

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By Alex Sanderson

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team has played shorthanded all year, and has been forced to default matches. The Aztecs’ season record now stands at 0-5.

On Feb. 26, the Aztecs lost to Glendale Community College 1-8. An injury reduced the roster to four players, forcing the team to default three matches.

Eunice Sanchez recorded the team’s only win of the day despite playing out of position at No. 4 singles instead of No. 5.

Head coach Gretchen Schantz is happy with her players’ effort even though the team is playing short-handed.

“We have had some bad luck, but we are competing hard and it is close every match,” she said.

On Feb. 19, the Aztecs were shut out 9-0 by Eastern Arizona College.

“Eastern is definitely the strongest team in the conference,” Schantz said in a press release. “I’m happy with how we competed in doubles today.”

PCC’s first doubles team of Ali Brackey and Bethany Kashian had the closest match of the day, as they took Eastern to an 8-6 set. 

On Feb. 14, the team lost to Mesa Community College, taking just one match.

The Aztecs will play two more away-matches before Spring Break: Feb. 28 at Scottsdale Community College and March 6 at Paradise Valley Community College. Both matches start at 1:30 p.m.

Schantz said the team is looking for additional team members. Any women interested in playing should contact the coach at gschantz@hotmail.com or call the PCC athletic office at 206-4985.

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