Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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New start for women’s tennis


The women’s tennis team is looking to put last season behind them and start fresh.

During the off-season it did lose some of its players due to transfer, but it did gain some good recruits as well.

Head coach Alvin Kim said, “Unfortunately we lost a couple of players that transferred, but we still have a decent women’s team, we’re a little better than last season.”

One addition to the team this season is Valentina Polonyl who is originally from Hungary says she’s not only looking forward to competing this season but also college life.

“I just want to experience the whole college feeling and tournaments.”

She added, “Since I’ve been in the U.S. I feel like I’ve improved a lot.”

Last season, the team had some outstanding talent with Taylor Heath and Anastasia Khomyachenko who were both named first team all-conference in singles competition.

Khomyachenko was the team’s number one ranked with a 19-8 in singles.

Heath said she has improved a lot since last season, “We practiced all winter break and because of that we are way better this season than last.”

She is looking to improve her 17-7 record from last season.

Coach Kim commented on Heath having a better season, “I hope she has a better season being a college athlete is hard because you have to take all these units in two years. She comes from class to the practice court then back to class I hope she does better but we value academics.”

Heath is looking forward to playing Mt. San Antonio this year because, “They have recruited a lot of good players.”

The first game will be Tuesday, Jan. 26 against Bakersfield.

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