Women’s tennis blocks Foothill


Julianna Cardinale

Kristina Lencesova returns a serve in DVC’s match against Foothill, Feb 5.

Julianna Cardinale, Sports editor

Women’s tennis started off the new season with their first home match, defeating Foothill like they never have before.

To start off the match, Diablo Valley College won all three of their doubles matches. With DVC’s No.1 player, Kristina Lencesova, and No. 2 player, Seila Besirovic, winning a tight set 8-4.

Fellow DVC team mates Monique Paris and Danielle Powers would go on to win their doubles match 8-0.  Angelica Medina and Jess Terrenate would also win their double match by the same score.

“We have never beat Foothill like this before,” said assistant coach Ruthie Ignacio, “it’s awesome!”

This quick start would be key for the rest of the day, as DVC continued to dominate in the singles matches too.

“We played fairly well, ” said Besirovic, “but we still could have played a little bit stronger.”

This was a solid win for DVC, but they aren’t going to let up. “This was a good day for us,” said Paris, “but we still need to work on our first serve in and being aggressive at the net.”

As Paris said, there is still plenty for this team to improve on, such as depth on their shots and building their team chemistry. These are two important keys for that team will continue to develop over the rest of the season. 

Now 1-1 on the season, DVC looks to take this match and keep the momentum going throughout the rest of the season.

“We are getting better,” said assistant coach Ignacio, “90% of this game is mental and that still needs some work.”

The Vikings will take on Mills College at home next Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.