Falcons finish strong at state tennis championships

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The Folsom Lake College men’s and women’s tennis teams both sent two singles players and two doubles pairs to the CCCAA State Championship tournament in Ojai and both teams came home with similar results. 

In singles, sophomore Anjelica Frank and freshman Stephen Morley both won their respective first-round matches before losing in the round of 32. On the men’s side, the doubles team of Morley and Dan Alves advanced all the way to the round of 16 with wins over Bakersfield and Desert before finally losing to the eventual state runner-up duo from Cerritos. For the women, the team of Frank and Abriana Rowe won their first and second round matches over Fullerton and Desert before losing to the eventual state champions from Cerritos in the round of 16. 


Men’s Singles                                                                   Men’s Doubles


1st Rd:  Dan Alves lost to Saddleback 6-2, 5-7, 6-3        1st Rd:  Alves/Morley defeated

      Bakersfield 6-2, 6-0


Stephen Morley defeated Grossmont 6-2, 3-6, 6-2           B Lee/D Lee lost to Mt San

       Jacinto 7-5, 5-7, 10-5


2nd Rd:  Morley lost to Cerritos 6-0, 6-2                          2nd Rd:  Alves/Morley defeated

                   Desert 6-2, 2-6, 10-7


                                                                                           3rd Rd:  Alves/Morley lost to

       Cerritos 6-2, 6-2



Women’s Singles                                                               Women’s Doubles


1st Rd:  Anjelica Frank defeated Riverside 6-0, 6-1          1st Rd:  Frank/Rowe defeated

         Fullerton 6-3, 6-3


Abriana Rowe lost to Orange Coast 6-2, 6-1                      E Cline/L Parkyn lost to

         Imperial Valley 3-6, 6-3, 10-7


2nd Rd:  Frank lost to Cerritos 6-1, 6-1                              2nd Rd:  Frank/Rowe defeated

         Desert 6-4, 6-2


                                                                                             3rd Rd:  Frank / Rowe lost

                                                                                             Cerritos 6-1, 6-1



The FLC baseball team closed out their regular season schedule on Friday night with 5-3 loss at Sacramento City College, finishing the season in fifth place in the tough Big 8 Conference at 10-14 (25-15 overall).  

Despite being held to just two hits, the Falcons led after three innings, 3-0. Following a hit batter, right fielder Aidan Malm’s two-run first inning home run – his 10th of the season – put the Falcons ahead 2-0. They added a run in the third on a walk, a hit batter, and an RBI single by Josh Winkler, which turned out to be the last hit they’d get all night.  The Panthers put together a fourth-inning rally with three hits and aided by two Falcon errors that tied the game at 3-3. They added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to account for the final differential. Falcon starter Shane Gustafson was again sharp but was the victim of fielding errors, as he gave up just one earned run. 

Despite their six-game losing streak to finish the season, the Falcons learned Sunday they are seeded seventh in the CCCAA NorCal regional playoffs and will play a best two-out-of-three series at Fresno City College beginning on Friday. 


Upcoming Sports Schedule:


Monday, April 30     Men’s Golf – Big 8 Tournament No. 14 at Chardonnay GC (Napa),

          12 p.m. (Final Big 8 tournament)


Friday, May 4           Baseball at Fresno City, 2 p.m. (CCCAA NorCal Regional playoffs,

          game 1, best of 3)


Saturday, May 5       Baseball at Fresno City, 11 a.m. (playoffs, game 2)

                                  game 3 if necessary; 30 minutes after game 2


Monday, May 7       Men’s golf – NorCal Regional Championship, Dragonfly GC

         (Madera), 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (36 holes)