2012 Season Wrap-Up
By Dave Loveton, sports information
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Angner-Hudson claim second in State
It was a spectacular season for the SBCC women’s tennis squad as the Vaqueros finished second in the WSC for the third straight year and the freshmen doubles team of Sophie Angner and Talia Hudson claimed second in the State.
“This is the best team I’ve had, by far,” said fourth-year coach Debbie Ekola, who's guided the Vaqueros to a 33-10 record in the last three years. “Both individually and in team competition, we were tough.
“In Community College, depth is the king and queen. What really made us outstanding was the middle of our lineup and having Sophie on the team. It’s important to have a strong No. 1.”
Angner, a freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, went 20-6 in singles and 20-4 in doubles with Hudson, a freshman from Santa Barbara High. Angner got to the semifinals three straight weeks at Ojai, the Southern Cal Regional and the State Championships in San Diego.
Angner-Hudson reached the semifinals of the prestigious Ojai Tourney and finished second in the State. They upset the No. 1 seed, Jessica Worring-Sonia Landeros of Ventura, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals before falling to Juliana Bacelar-Layne Gallimore, also of Ventura, in the final, 6-4, 6-2.
Angner received a scholarship to Westmont College.
“The Western State Conference really dominated the playoffs this year,” Ekola noted. “In the Regional semifinals, all four players were from the WSC in singles and doubles.
“It’s tough to come in second (in conference) with such a great team. We played two close matches with Ventura and they went on to win the state title.”
Angner was a first-team All-WSC choice and Hudson received honorable mention. The Vaqueros doubles teams of Angner-Hudson, Henrietta Spetz-Megan Thomas and Hannah Erickson-Lindsay Penner combined for a 38-3 record (.927) in the regular season.
Erickson-Penner were a perfect 15-0 for the Vaqueros, who earned a Southern Cal Regional playoff berth for the third straight year. They upset No. 3 Riverside 5-1 in a first-round quarterfinal on the road, then fell to top-seeded Palomar 5-2.
Ventura* 8-0 19-0
SBCC* 6-2 13-3
Glendale 4-4 5-7
Bakersfield 2-6 2-6
Santa Monica 0-8 0-9
* Made So Cal Regional