Tuesday September 22 was National Voter Registration Day. In conjunction with that day, the Ventura College Athletic Department has paired with the Associated Students of Ventura College to encourage 100 percent voter registration among eligible student athletes and 100 percent registration among VC students. The effort is also encouraging all students to become educated voters and participate in this fall's election.
Despite the movement of classes online and the cancellation of most of the spring season, student athletes at Ventura College continued to achieve academically in 2019-20. In the fall, 99 student athletes made the Dean's list, signifying a grade point average of 3.5 or above, while 107 student athletes were honored on the Dean's list in the spring 2020 semester.
The Ventura College Athletic Department is pleased to report that they list 83 student athletes from 2019-20 who are slated to transfer to four-year institutions in the fall, as of August 31. Of those transfers, 60 plan on continuing their athletic careers at their new school, most of them with an athletic scholarship. The transferring student athletes will attend 58 different schools in 26 states around the country.
With an incredible team grade point average of 3.78, the VC women's tennis team had been named an All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for 2020. Academia is a key aspect of the college tennis experience. Collegiate tennis players add to the rich intellectual community found on college campuses across the nation. Individually, Dean's List student athletes Sylvie Van Cott, Tanya Thompson, Isabella DeRosa and Dee Emami all were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
The Pirates' women's tennis team was progressing in what could have been a memorable March and April when the coronavirus pandemic prematurely ended the 2020 season. Freshman Sylvie Van Cott was undefeated at No. 1 singles with an 11-0 record, and she also had a strong doubles year going with partner Aline Rojas. Meanwhile, others were also having solid seasons for VC when the CCCAA sports world stood still.
The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled, the spring season of competition for approximately 9,500 student-athletes will be restored and face-to-face recruiting and recruiting-related travel is being prohibited immediately but will be re-evaluated next month. Ventura College is a participant in the CCCAA, and the college has moved to all online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester.
In accordance with a directive from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), Ventura College has indefinitely postponed all spring sports, including nontradtional seasons, due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. The move was voted upon by the CCCAA Board of Directors on Thursday afternoon.
The VC women's tennis team dropped a narrow 5-4 decision at Bakersfield College on Thursday afternoon. Sylvie Van Cott did not drop a game in her singles and doubles match to lead the Pirate charge. Van Cott and Aline Rojas won their No. 1 doubles contest 8-0, then Van Cott posted a love and love win in No. 1 singles. Allison Jones and Denissa Garcia also posted singles wins for the Pirates (6-5, 3-5).
The VC women's tennis team defeated a shorthanded San Diego City 7-2 Friday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. The Knights played with four players, giving VC points for No. 3 doubles and Nos. 5 and 6 singles before the first serve of the day. VC split the remaining six matches to claim the victory. Sylvie Van Cott, Aline Rojas and Allison Jones all posted victories in singles for the Pirates (6-4, 3-4).
Allison Jones won a close three-set thriller in No. 3 singles to give the Pirates' women's tennis team a 5-4 victory at Glendale College on Thursday afternoon. Jones also won in No. 3 doubles with partner Dee Emami and Sylvie Van Cott was also a double winner for Ventura (5-4, 3-4). Isabella DeRosa's victory in No. 6 singles provided another point in the Pirate win.
The VC women's tennis team fell to defeat at the hands of Santa Barbara City College Tuesday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Sylvie Van Cott was the lone winner for VC (4-4, 2-4), capturing her No. 1 singles match, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Denissa Garcia and Isabella DeRosa had a close 8-5 defeat at No. 3 doubles.
The Pirates' women's tennis team and the Antelope Valley Marauders were locked in a tight match Tuesday afternoon in Lancaster when darkness suspended play. The contest was tied 4-4 with the No. 3 singles match featuring VC's Allison Jones knotted at one set each when play was suspended due to darkness. Play will resume when the teams meet again on March 24 in Ventura. Sylvie Van Cott and Aline Rojas were both double winners for Ventura on the day.
The Ventura College women's tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision to visiting Santa Monica Thursday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. After taking a 2-1 lead in doubles, the Pirates (4-3, 2-3) could not hang on, dropping four of six singles matches. Sylvie Van Cott and Tanya Thompson were both double winners for VC in the match.
On another picture perfect day on the Central Coast, the Pirates' women's tennis team swept visiting Saddleback 9-0 Friday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Dee Emami did not lose a game all day, winning her No. 6 singles match love and love, and pairing with AllisonJones to win in No. 3 doubles, 8-0. Jones also won in No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-1.Sylvie Van Cott emained undefeated with a love and love win at No. 1 singles for the Pirates (4-2, 2-2).
The VC wopmen's tennis team came from behind Thursday to defeat visiting Bakersfield 5-4 at the VC Tennis Center. Sylvie Van Cott continued her dominance at No. 1 singles, and also won in No. 1 douhles with Tanya Thompson. Aline Rojas clinched the match with her win in No. 2 singles and Allison Jones prevailed in No. 3 singles. Denissa Garcia earned a point with her default victory in No. 4 singles.
The VC women's tennis team put up a good fight, but ultimately fell to College of the Canyons 6-3 Tuesday afternoon in Santa Clarita. Sylvie Van Cott continued her dominance in the No. 1 singles position, and Aline Rojas also posted a victory in No. 2 singles. The duo also won their No.1 singles match for the third point for the Pirates (2-2, 1-2).
On an almost perfect day for tennis, the Pirate women had to work to defeat visiting Glendale College Thursday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Sylvie Van Cott had an easy time in her love, love win at No. 1 singles, but the remainder of the team had to work to post the 7-2 team victory. Van Cott, Aline Rojas and Allison Jones were all double winners for Ventura (2-1, 1-1) on the day.
The Pirates' women's tennis team dropped their Western State Conference opener 8-1 at Santa Barbara Tuesday afternoon. Sylvie Van Cott earned the lone point for Ventura (1-1, 0-1) with a 6-4, 7-5 win in No. 1 singles.
The Ventura College women's tennis team won its 2020 season opener by a 6-3 margin at Cerritos College. Sylvie Van Cott claimed victory in the No. 1 singles slot and partnered with Aline Rojas to win in No. 1 doubles. Rojas also won in No. 2 singles. Allison Jones and Isabella DeRosa were also double-winners, winning together in No. 3 doubles and capturing Nos. 3 and 6 singles, respectively, for the Pirates (1-0).
Ventura College sophomore Keressa Garland and doubles partner Tanya Thompson won their first round match in the CCCAA State Singles and Doubles Championships at The Ojai Tournament on Thursday before falling in the round of 64. The duo, VC's only women's entrants in the state championships, defeated a team from College of the Desert 7-5, 6-3, before falling to the No. 1 seed in the draw from American River, 6-0, 6-1.
The Pirates' women's tennis doubles team of Karissa garland and Tanya Thompson qualified for the CCCAA State Championships at The Ojai Tournament at the Western State Conference Championships Friday and Saturday at the VC Tennis Center. After an opening round bye, the pair won their Round of 16 match against opponents from Antelope Valley, 8-3, to qualify for state. On Saturday the duo fell to the No. 2-seeded pair from Bakersfield 8-5.
The VC women's tennis team split the six matches played on the court against Bakersfield on thursday afternoon, but fell to defeat 6-3 against the Renegades due to a shortage of available players at the VC Tennis Center. Keressa Garland won her No. 3 singles match while Denissa Garcia prevailed in a 3-set match at No. 4. Garcia and Garlans also won an extended match in No. 2 doubles for the Pirates (5-12, 5-8).
The Pirates' women's tennis team took a hit by default, falling to Antelope Valley College 6-3 Tuesday afternoon in Lancaster. The Pirates lost two points, one at No. 6 singles and the other at No. 3 doubles as they did not have six available players, for the difference in the match. Victoria Neumann and Denissa Garcia won in singles play while Tanya Thompson and Keressa Garland posted a doubles victory for VC (5-11, 5-7).
After a morning rain, the courts were dried and the Pirates' women's tennis team hosted Santa Monica College Thursday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. On what turned out to be a picture perfect afternoon, Ventura defeated the Corsairs 6-3. Keressa Garland and Tanya Thompson produced wins at Nos. 4 and 3 singles, respectively, then teamed up to take the No. 2 doubles slot to lead the way for VC (5-10, 5-6).
The Ventura College women's tennis team welcomed the Victor Valley to the beach Tuesday afternoon, sending the Rams back to the desert with a 7-2 defeat in Western State Conference action at the VC Tennis Center. Keressa Garland and Denissa Garcia each posted 6-1, 6-0 victories in their Nos. 3 and 4 singles matches, respectively. Then the duo teamed up for an 8-3 win in No. 2 doubles to pace the Pirates (4-10, 4-6).
The VC women's tennis team evened their Western State Conference record halfway through conference play with a 7-2 victory over Antelope Valley at the VC Tennis Center on Tuesday. Tanya Thompson posted the largest margin of victory in singles for the Pirates (3-6, 3-3), a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2, and she paired with Victoria Nuemann for another in in No. 1 doubles, 8-2.
The Pirates' women's tennis team made it two straight victories Thursday with a narrow 5-4 win at Santa Monica College. Aliyah Amaya and Cali Iadevaia each won their singles matches in a third set and Denissa Garcia also claimed a singles point to lead Ventura (2-6, 2-3) to the Western State Conference win.
The VC women's tennis team recorded its first victory of the season Tuesday with a 7-2 decision on the road at Victor Valley College in Victorville. Keressa Garland (No. 3, singles), Aliyah Amaya (No. 4) and Cali Iadevaia (No. 5) led the charge, all posting 6-0, 6-0 victories in singles play. Tanya Thompson also recorded a win at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-2.
The VC women's tennis team dropped a home Western State Conference match to visiting College of the Canyons 7-2 Tuesday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Keressa Garland and Cali Iadevaia each recorded victories in singles play for the Pirate scores.
The Pirates' women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision at Glendale College on Thursday afternoon. Aliyah Amaya earned two points for Ventura (0-3, 0-2) with a 6-4, 7-5 victory in No. 4 singles and an 8-3 tirumph in No. 2 doubles with partner Keressa Garland. Tanya Thompson won the Pirates' other point with a 6-3, 7-5 win in No. 2 singles.