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2014 Season News

 

Head Coach Marc Pinckney Reflects on the 2014 Season

May 2, 2014 - In his inaugural season with San Diego Mesa, Coach Pinckney takes a look at the progression of the program since he took the helm in January and the direction that the program will take in years to come.  To see the full press release click here.

 

 

Mesa Freshman Sophia Najera crowned 2014 CCCAA State Champion

 

April 25, 2014 - Sophia Najera won the last six games to claim the CCCAA Women's Tennis singles title on Sunday and Sarah Anderson repeated as doubles champion with her Fullerton partner, Sarah Edwards.  Najera, a left-hander who was seeded No. 9, claimed the first singles championship for San Diego Mesa with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory over No. 1 Maya Mammetgulyeva of Fresno City.  Najera posted three-set wins in three of her last four matches at the Ojai, which hosted the Community College State Tournament for the second straight year.  "It was an emotional match, Maya put up a great fight," said Najera, a freshman from San Diego. "There were some long games. I finally figured out that I needed to step through the ball. I was letting her push me back and that's not how I play.  "I knew it would be hard to win this tournament but I didn't think I was going to get this far."  Najera collected six wins over four days en route to the top of the 80-player field.  After falling behind 2-0 in the third set, Najera broke service, then held her own at 40-15 to tie it at 2. She hit a forehand winner to get the advantage in the next game and took a 3-2 lead with Mammetgulyeva hit long. Najera won the next game at love and then ripped off four straight points to break serve again for a 5-2 lead.  Najera served for the title and overcame an 0-30 deficit. After two deuces, she got the Ad and drilled a forehand up the left sideline for the victory. (Story courtesy of Dave Loveton, SBCC SID)

For up to date results and matchups throughout the events view the CCCAA Draws

 

 

Mesa's Najera named "Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week"

March 11, 2014 - The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) has announced the recognition of Mesa's Sophia Najera as the "Athlete of the Week" for the week ending March 9th.  Najera, a freshman from San Diego Charter High, knocked off returning ITC All-American Remy Littrell, the 2013 PCAC singles champion and Player of the Year, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the Olympians' 8-1 win over Palomar.  She also teamed with Erika Castro to defeat Littreal and Teresa Deanda 8-5 in No. 1 doubles.  To see the full press release: /01/assets/File/tennis-w/WOMEN'S%20ATHLETE%2013-14.pdf