Women’s tennis finish season with 16 game winning streak

Posted: April 8, 2015 | Written by Edith Noriega

After defeating Cerritos College on Feb. 10 the Riverside City College women’s tennis team went on cruise control defeating every team faced both in conference and non conference.

The Tigers’ went a clean 10-0 in conference taking a solid first place victory.

The two only losses the Tigers’ received came earlier in the season against Mount San Antonio College 7-2 and against Glendale College 5-4.

One outstanding Tigers’ tennis athlete all season was Annely Heinze, a San Luis Potosi Mexico native.

Heinze’s first and only loss was from rival opponent Ashley Athanas from Irvine Valley College on Feb. 26.

She then went to compete in every game this season but one.

“Before playing tennis I played volleyball,” Heinze said. “When I played tennis when I was younger I feel like I didn’t have enough courage. With volleyball my coach was very strict and I feel like that helped me to be more passionate and aggressive. So I think that helped me a lot here now that I’m back to tennis because it’s an individual sport.”

During the Tigers last game of the season April 7 was one of the most difficult wins RCC endured with a difficult 5-4 win.

RCC will start the second round of the California Community College Athletic Association Regional Championships on April 14 against Mount San Antonio College at 2 p.m. The Mounties were12-0 in conference and went 21-1 overall. RCC looks to redeem a previous loss.