The Lady Vaqueros tennis team wrapped up the season with a 6-3 win over the Santa Barbara Vaqueros on March 22. This gave them a perfect Western State Conference season at 10-0 and their second consecutive WSC title.
In the single games the Vaqs won 5-1. Viktoriya Shumakova, who played against SBCC’s Maddie Seeds in game one, finally won after the game went on to a third set.
“It was extremely long and the wind was a killer but it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t play on top of my game, but I still managed to pull through,” said Shumakova.
In the doubles the score ended 2-1 in favor of SBCC.Head Coach Deo Sy doesn’t like to take credit for their wins.
“I’m only the van driver,” Sy said. “The girls do all the work. I can only help them during training. When there is a game, it’s all up to them to want to win and do their best.”
Coach Sy wants the girls to only think about the game they are playing at that moment, not about past or upcoming games.
“They can cheer for each other during set breaks, but should not lose focus on their own game,” Sy said.
The lady Vaqs overall record is 14-3 with 13 consecutive wins since February. The team is getting ready for the upcoming conference tournament in Ventura next week.