BC tennis slices the competition

Chris Toomey/The Watchdog
Chris Toomey/The Watchdog

The Bellevue College women’s tennis team is going into the post season with amazing highlights. The team has been playing solid tennis since the season started winning some tight matches and putting together a decent record of 5-2 in league matches and 5-6 overall this season. There has been some great play this season, but with only a few matches left, their sights are now on the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament.

The team has had some tough matches so far that they have been able to come out on top from. Some big wins for the team include their matches against Treasure Valley where every one of their players won their match for a perfect victory, another perfect victory against Shoreline, and their close 5-4 victory over Spokane. The team has had some very strong showings this season, and their level of play should continue to be high through the NWAACC Tournament.

There have been some big highlights and stars that have emerged throughout the season. The biggest star so far has been freshmen Rixing Xu, who has gone undefeated in every match she has played. She is the number one ranked singles player, and part of the number one ranked doubles team at Bellevue College. Another star player is freshman Captain Sadie Dedon, who is with Rixing Xu as part of the number one ranked doubles team at BC. The team as a whole is doing quite well.

The team has done quite well for a number of years, and is hoping to continue its level of play for years to come. Head Coach Jason Chapman has led this team for nine years, and has led them to the NWAACC tournament eight years running currently. He has only a couple thoughts on how the team could improve, “We need improvement in consistency and intensity at this point.” The team’s next destination is the NWAACC Conference Tournament on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11. The best thing Bellevue College students can do to support their home team at the tournament is by attending.