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Tennis: Women improve, men need wins

Tennis: Women improve, men need wins

By ALFRED DICOCHEA III Pima tennis is looking to get back on track after a few losses and long break from play for both teams. Women’s tennis: The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (4-7, 2-1 in ACCAC) look to improve as they get over .500 in coference. The Aztecs after a tough loss in […]

TENNIS: Women’s team struggles in Texas match

TENNIS: Women’s team struggles in Texas match

By ALFRED DICOCHEA III Pima Community College Women’s Tennis team (1-4) found out the hard way that things are bigger in Texas, as Pima went down to Plano for the Texas Tournament on Feb 13 and 14. Pima had played four matches total all against ranked teams. Pima would go on to lose all four […]

TENNIS: Men’s team finishes 26th at nationals

TENNIS: Men’s team finishes 26th at nationals

BY ZACH ARMENTA The Pima Community College men’s tennis team finished 26th of 27 teams at the NJCAA Division 1 Men’s National Tennis Championships in Plano, Texas. “I would say the season was a success on multiple levels,” head coach Brian Ramirez said. “We advanced to the national championships, everyone has done well in school, […]

Soto brings mojo to tennis teammates

Soto brings mojo to tennis teammates

By ZACH AMENTA Pima Community College sophomore Brian Soto is an athlete, student and father. The Arizona native is 33 years old, making him the oldest player on the men’s tennis team, but his age doesn’t show when he competes. Soto is the father of three girls: 8-year-old Belani, 4-year-old Bella and 11-month-old Bryanna. Belani […]

TENNIS: Teams competing at nationals

TENNIS: Teams competing at nationals

By ZACH AMENTA Pima Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams booked tickets to the NJCAA national tournament after competing in the Region 1 tournament in Glendale April 22-23.   Women’s team in Texas   The women traveled to Tyler, Texas, to compete May 3-9 at the NJCAA Nationals Tournament. Sophomore Amy Beeston was awarded […]

TENNIS: Teams finish regular season with confidence

TENNIS: Teams finish regular season with confidence

By ZACH ARMENTA  The Pima Community College tennis teams were competing in the Region 1 playoffs when Aztec Press went to the printer. The teams finished the regular season against Paradise Valley and Glendale community colleges. Women sweep competition In the final match of the season on April 15, PCC beat Paradise Valley Community College […]

TENNIS: Aztecs begin second round in conference

TENNIS: Aztecs begin second round in conference

By ZACH AMENTA The Pima Community College tennis teams have played each conference rival once, and will now play schools a second time.   Women face tough opponents    The women lost 7-2 at Mesa Community College on April 3. Sophomore Amy Beeston scored both wins for PCC. At No. 1 doubles, she paired with […]

Tennis: Teams back on track after spring break

Tennis: Teams back on track after spring break

By ZACH ARMENTA The Pima Community College women’s and men’s tennis teams returned to action March 25 after  a week off for spring break. Women’s team gets back on track Pima Community College (3-3, 1-2 in conference) women’s team returned from spring break firing on all cylinders. PCC crushed Glendale Community College 8-1 on the […]

TENNIS: Teams begin conference play

TENNIS: Teams begin conference play

BY ZACH ARMENTA  Pima Community College men and women’s tennis teams started their season with tough tests. The women’s team lost 6-3 on March 10 against San Diego Mesa College in California. PCC lost all three doubles, scoring in just two games. At No. 1 doubles, sophomores Amy Beeston and Cayla Cordova lost 8-1. No. […]

Tennis teams rock Imperial Valley

Tennis teams rock Imperial Valley

By ZACH ARMENTA  The Pima Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams swept Imperial Valley College on Feb. 8. The women won every match, earning a team score of 9-0. In doubles, the No. 1 team of sophomores Amy Beeston and Cayla Cordova won 8-1. The No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Ashten Watt and freshman Cassidy McWhorter won […]

TENNIS: Teams serving up big expectations

TENNIS: Teams serving up big expectations

By ZACH ARMENTA The 2013 tennis season for the men’s and women’s team of Pima Community College was spectacular and this season is shaping up to be another great one. The women’s team, led by Coach Gretchen Schantz, finished second at the NJCAA Region 1 Championships with a 13-4 season in 2013. In addition, Schantz […]

TENNIS: Aztecs taking their show to Broadway

TENNIS: Aztecs taking their show to Broadway

By STEVE CHOICE The Pima Community College women’s tennis team won’t need an atlas or a GPS device to get to this year’s NJCAA national tournament venue. The 11th-ranked Aztecs will enjoy home-court advantage when the best in the nation throw down on May 5-10 at the Reffkin Tennis Center. The facility is located at […]

Online Extra: Summer Updates

Online Extra: Summer Updates

Photo by James Kelley 2010 Pima Graduation Ceremony Former Pima coach Roderick Gary named men’s head basketball coach Former Pima, USA Baseball and Foothills coach Jason Hisey named head baseball coach Men’s soccer holding tryouts July 5 and July 7 Aztecs earn Academic All-American accolades Three softball players selected to All-American teams Japanese Speech Contest, […]

Online Extra: Men’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

Online Extra: Men’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

By James Kelley Photo by Steve Choice Just like the women’s team, the Pima Community College men’s tennis team finished 19th at Nationals, but the men did so in Texas, not at home. The Aztecs scored 9.5 points, also like the women, at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Tennis National Championships at […]

Online Extra: Women’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

Online Extra: Women’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

By Steve Choice and James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College women’s tennis team finished 19th at Nationals. The Aztecs scored 9.5 points at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Tennis National Championships at Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson. “I was very happy with a top-20 finish in DI nationals,” […]