Women’s Tennis: PCC women looking ahead to postseason

By STEVEN FOWLER

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (11-5, 6-2 in ACCAC) closed out the regular season in dominating

fashion as it earned a shutout win at Paradise Valley Community College on April 12.

Freshman Kelsey Brown shutout her opponent at No. 1 singles winning 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Samantha Ruth defeated

her opponent at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles duo of Brown and Ruth trounced the opposition 8-1.

At No. 3 singles, freshman Dana Pineda won her match 6-2, 6-2. Sophomore Stephanie Nickles shut down her

opponent in the first set and won her No. 4 singles match 6-0, 6-2. Nickles and freshman Fernanda Miller won their

No. 3 doubles match 8-3.

In the April 8 match against New Mexico Military Institute, women’s tennis was unable to rally in singles

competition. Brown rallied from behind in her No. 1 singles match to force a third set tiebreaker after winning the

second set and held on to win 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.

Miller earned the other win for the Aztecs in singles competition as she earned a shut out at No. 6 singles 6-0, 6-0.

Miller and No. 3 doubles partner Nickles won their match 8-3.

Brown and No. 1 doubles partner Ruth rallied to force a tiebreaker but fell 9-8 (7-5).

PCC won its match in the April 7 contest against Glendale Community College. No. 3 doubles team sophomore

Nickles and Miller earned a shutout, 8-0. Pineda played at No. 3 singles but fell 6-2, 6-1.

With the regular season over, postseason play begins the Region I Tournament at Paseo Racquet Center, Glendale,

Ariz. on April 19-20.

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