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Women’s Tennis Fall Short of Conference

April 5, 2017

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Kristen Clore sets up serve against Modesto on  April 4, 2017. Photo/Eric Jaramishian

Kristen Clore sets up serve against Modesto on April 4, 2017. Photo/Eric Jaramishian

Kristen Clore sets up serve against Modesto on April 4, 2017. Photo/Eric Jaramishian

The Fresno City College women’s tennis team took second place in its conference after losing to Modesto in the last league match on March 31.

After a long rally between the two teams, the match ended up with Modesto taking a 5-4 win.

The tournament started off with three doubles matches. All matches were close at the beginning, with the Ram’s at a slight advantage in the score.

After an hour, the Ram’s earned two wins out of three doubles matches. The first court was a defeat for the Rams, with the final score of 3-7. The Rams secured wins in courts two and three, with a score of 8-2 in court two and 8-4 in the third court.

The singles matches were met with less success for the Rams. FCC players could only take one win in the singles matches, giving them only one point for the final score in the entire match.

The Rams’ score ended up with three final points out of eight, missing out on a chance to win the overall conference.

“Modesto has been our rivals since I started coaching here at FCC,” said Chantel Wiggins, head coach for the women’s tennis team.

Modesto won against FCC two years ago, also taking first place in the conference. FCC won last year against Modesto, giving the Rams the win for the conference. The coach hopes to take first place next year and beat Modesto again.

The women’s tennis team will move on to play in the playoffs tournament, held in Modesto.

“We hope to do well against Modesto in their hometown,” Wiggins said.

Wiggins said she loves coaching the players and looks forward to continuing coaching at the collegiate level.

“I love how focused the players are for the game,” said Wiggins. “It is much more competitive at this level.”

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