Tennis

Aztecs are in full swing for their first match

February 21, 2018

Story and photos by  Armando Harmon The men’s and women’s tennis team for Pima Community College get their first taste of competition this season. On Feb. 17 the Aztecs were part of a variety of tennis matches between Eastern Arizona College and older tennis enthusiast. The matches were supposed to start at 8 a.m. but […]

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Aztecs look to serve down the line

February 8, 2018

by  ARMANDO HARMON Last season, the women’s tennis team took an early exit from the NJCAA Division I National Team Tournament. With only six freshmen last year, the Aztecs took fourth in regionals. For the men’s team, this year will be different because there is only one returning player back to finish what he started. […]

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TENNIS: Avalos and Ton win NJCAA Region I Doubles championship title

May 4, 2017

BY NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams both took part in the Region I tournament, but only one group came out on top. NJCAA Region I Tournament   WOMEN The women’s team reached the semifinals of postseason play for the Region I tournament. However, both the team and individual players […]

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TENNIS: Avalos and Ton take the doubles title

April 20, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After both of Pima Community College teams closed out regular season play, they then went to play in the regional tournament at the Paseo Rcquet Center in Glendale. MEN’S TEAM April 6: PCC 9, Glendale CC 0 In the final regular season home match, the men’s tennis team (4-3, 3-3 ACCAC) dominated its […]

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TENNIS: Esquer still building program

April 6, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO With the Pima Community College tennis squads completing the first half of their season, head coach Ian Esquer will gear up his teams for the NJCAA Region I Tournament at Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale, Arizona. “For the amount of time we have been practicing, they’ve done a good job of stepping up to the plate and competing against all kinds of […]

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TENNIS: Aztecs struggle in early season conference

March 23, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After a series of scrimmages, the Pima Community College tennis teams played conference meets against Mesa and Glendale to start their season. “The team adapts really well to play styles they have never seen before,” head coach Ian Esquer said. WOMEN’S TEAM March 9: PCC 0, Mesa CC 9 In their third […]

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New coach surprises at preseason tourney

March 2, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After a sweep against Imperial College, the Pima Community College men’s and women’s teams played in a preseason tournament in Mesa. “It went really well,” head coach Ian Esquer said. Other schools such as Eastern Arizona and Arizona Christian University weren’t expecting the new coach and his team to get as far […]

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TENNIS: Team’s sweep openers

February 16, 2017

By: Nicholas Trujillo With a new coach at the helm for both Pima Community College tennis teams, Ian Esquer starts off his season 1-0, for the men’s and women’s teams. MEN’S Feb. 4: PCC 9, Imperial Valley 0 The men’s team earned a 9-0 sweep against Imperial Valley College. Fresman Francisco Sotelo swept his No. […]

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TENNIS: Ticket to nationals guaranteed for women’s team

February 2, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Going to the ACCAC nationals will be as easy as showing up, for the women’s tennis team. “The girls are excited because they’re going to play nationals for sure,” head coach Ian Esquer said. The same can’t be said for the men’s team, as it will have to qualify in the top […]

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Men’s season comes to a close with loss

May 5, 2016

By D.R. WILLIAMS The Aztecs finished their season with a final record of 4-7 (2-4 in ACCAC) after losing in the first day of Region I Championships in singles and doubles. Freshman Marc Avalos lost his No. 1 singles match in a tough three-setter 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Dalton Reisig went down 6-1, 6-1 at […]

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Nationals await women’s team May 7-13

May 5, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team closed out the Region I Championships at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale on April 20. “I’m very proud of our runner-up finish at regionals this year,” head coach Gretchen Schantz said. The Aztecs advanced to eight of nine championship matches and finished in second […]

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Aztecs finish with victory

April 21, 2016

By D.R. WILLIAMS The Aztecs finished the regular season on a high note with a victory against Paradise Valley Community College bringing their season record to 4-7 (2-4 in conference play.) Freshman Dalton Reisig was the difference in the 5-4 win, taking the No. 2 singles match in two long sets 7-5, 6-4. Freshman Marc […]

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Women’s Tennis: PCC women looking ahead to postseason

April 21, 2016

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 […]

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MEN’S TENNIS: Aztecs’ win streak ends

April 7, 2016

By D.R. WILLIAMS The Pima Community College Aztecs ended their win streak with a shutout loss against Mesa Community College on March 31. Freshman Marc Avalos tried to make it interesting at the No. 1 spot but was beaten in two sets 6-4, 6-2. Freshman Dalton Reisig lost the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-0. Together […]

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WOMEN’S TENNIS: Loss ends three-win streak, but women continue to roll

April 7, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The No. 22 Pima Community College women’s tennis team (9-4, 4-2 in ACCAC) had its three- match winning streak snapped on March 31 at No. 12 Mesa Community College. The Aztecs were shut out against the Thunderbirds 9-0. Freshman Kelsey Brown made it tough in the first set of her No. 1 […]

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