Lady Gauchos get stung by Hornets

After having a relatively easy season so far, the Lady Gauchos Tennis team had a two game winning streak going into Thursday’s home match against the Fullerton Hornets. However, the Hornets proved to be a formidable opponent and the Lady Gauchos lost 6-3.

Photo by Stefan Stenroos

Sophomore No. 1 Kiana Hein serves against the Fullerton Hornets on Feb. 20.

Coach Jay Amos and the team had hoped to split the split the singles matches and then win on strong doubles play. Things did not go exactly to plan as the Hornets routed the Lady Gauchos 5-1 in singles play. While the Lady Gauchos did improve in doubles, winning two games to one, the deficit was too much to make up in the end.

Fullerton’s prowess was not unexpected though, says Coach Amos. “They are our first conference opponent this season,” he said, “So far we’ve played some pretty easy teams. Once we start playing Conference teams, that’s where it starts getting tough.”

Despite the loss, the Lady Gauchos retain a winning record of 5-3. Their next game is at home next Tuesday, February 25th at 2 PM against Orange Coast.