FCC Women’s Tennis Season in Review

Story By: Alberto Granados, Reporter

The women’s tennis had a very successful season this year competing day in and day out. Women’s tennis won the 2019 Big 8 South Conference Championship, going undefeated against their Conference opponents this season.

In their latest game against Foothill they lost in the playoffs 6-0 while it being their last game the team held out till the end.

Playing hard for every game the women’s tennis were able to participate in the Big 8 tournament but fell short. The 5th seeded Fresno City were able to beat the 4th seed American River in the first round of the playoffs with a score of 5-3.

The women’s tennis were able to go a perfect 11-0 during the season, while going 6-0 while playing at home. Their record overall was an impressive 17-2 all led by head coach Chantel Wiggins.

Wiggins spoke highly of the team’s success as a unit this season. “This season was truly a 100% team effort,” Wiggins said.

One of their major victories during the season was against Modesto, Fresno City’s rival, which in their last meeting came to a score of  8-1. “Whenever you beat Modesto that is huge,” Wiggins said of the conference rivalry match.

While talking about certain successes during this season coach Wiggins praised the fact that the women’s tennis were able to go undefeated against all their matches against rival junior colleges.

For the players that are leaving next year, and their performance while on their way out, was only one player and she was a great leader and was able to share her knowledge to everyone on the team.

“Our number 1 doubles team was best in the big 8 south conference. We had 7th and 10th seeded singles players in the state tournament as well as 4th and 10th seeded players in doubles. I couldn’t be more proud of the success this team has had this season.” coach Wiggins on the summary of their season.

Despite their second round playoff loss, the women’s tennis season was still a successful season, for now they begin to grow from the knowledge they gain from this season. They will be back in action next spring and look to build on a successful spring 2019 season.