Story and Photos By Jeff Dahlquist/Staff Writer/@jdahlasign
The women’s tennis team dominated Victor Valley, earning a 9-0 victory in a South Coast Conference match Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The victory is a definite confidence booster for the team after a difficult 8-1 loss against Desert on Thursday, Feb. 11.
Tuesday’s match was played in 89 degree temperature. Victor Valley forfeited two singles and one doubles match.
Currently, the Vikings have a record of 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
Three of LBCC’s players won in straight sets. Freshman Mimi Mercado (No. 2 singles), sophomore Jasmine Hyancinth (No. 3 singles) and freshman Maria Gonzalez (No. 4 singles) all won 6-0, 6-0. The victories excited the team heard by the cheering from the benches after each match ended.
LBCC breezed past Victor Valley in all six singles matches.
During the pre-conference matches, LBCC had a record of 0-5. Despite that rough start to the year, things are shaping up for LBCC after the easy victory.
In addition, LBCC women’s doubles team defeated Victor Valley with a powerful team of Mercado and Hyacinth going 8-0 against Victor Valley’s team of Victoria Craig and Paige Jones.
Brittany Ruelas and Kelly Zellner brought home a win for LBCC, finishing 8-3 against Oslyn Wilson and Alehandra Sanches.
The Vikings travel to Cerritos today, Thursday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., and their next home game is against San Antonio on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.