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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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2018 Tennis season begins with new head coach

David Jenkins
Newly hired head coach for the tennis team Qunn Caldaron. He just meet his tennis team on the first week of school.

The Cerritos College 2018 Tennis campaign will start on Jan. 30 on the road at Glendale for the women’s team and at home vs Santa Barbara College each at 2 p.m.

This season marks newly minted Head Coach Quinn Caldaron’s first season at Cerritos College, as he takes over for former Head Coach Alvin Kim.

Caldaron, will coach the women’s and men’s tennis teams.

His predecessor, Kim, served as the tennis coach for 14 years.

Caldaron spoke about his new position, “Being a last minute change for the guys and the girls, I’m really excited, everybody’s been extremely welcoming.”

He elaborated on his previous remarks, “Everybody’s been very flexible and understanding that a last minute change had to happen.”

The women’s team went 10-6 last season and the men’s team went 27-2 last season.

Sophomore Petra Such, from Hungary, said, “I’m really excited about the new coach, we’re getting to know him more and more.

Sophomore Petra Such practicing her craft. She is an international player originally from Hungary. Photo credit: David Jenkins

“I’m very excited about the season and how he’s going to be, so far so good.”

His team already has high expectations and goals in place.

Such stated, “We would like to win the state this year.”

She is setting the statement for the 2018 season.

Freshman Moa Lindstrom, said every member of the team is from a different country, “obviously our cultures are different, but communication is going good.”

Moa Lindstrom positions herself to hit the ball. She is in her first year from Sweden. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Lindstrom, coming from Sweden and being in her first year in America, said “In Sweden you can just play in high school…you cant combine the tennis with the school.”

She also said that she is most excited to learn how they play tennis in America.

“I’ve had the same coach for a really long time in Sweden… here [in America] they have a lot of experience, Lindstrom said.

Of all the women’s and men’s tennis players, the majority of them are international players.

The women’s and men’s player are acquiring a coach that has an extensive background in regards to tennis.

Caldaron spoke about his background, “I’ve played at Cal Lutheran University all four years. My senior year I got to the semifinals of the national championship.”

Later he was an asssistant coach at Cal Lutheran University

He was previously the director of tennis at Whittier College.

He said that he hopes to build “good habits with the guys and the girls.”

Both the women’s and men’s teams will have an exhibition match on Jan. 23 against Hope International University.

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About the Contributors
Jah-Tosh Baruti, Staff Writer
Jah-Tosh Baruti is author of the sports column titled Shmackem. Previously he was sports editor for Talon Marks. Baruti also took home an award for his sports writing at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ state conference in 2018.
David Jenkins, Editor in Chief
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2018 Tennis season begins with new head coach