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Fitzsimmons sweeps the day but Pima women's tennis falls to No. 21 Eastern AZ

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (0-2) hosted No. 21 ranked Eastern Arizona College on Thursday at the West Campus Aztec Tennis Courts.

The Aztecs fell to the Gila Monsters 5-4. 

Sophomore Ashley Fitzsimmons (Walden Grove HS) won in singles and doubles competition. She started the match playing at No. 2 doubles along with freshman Valeria Miranda (Sunnyside HS). The duo beat Ana Khabarova and Stephanie Bencomo 8-4. Fitzsimmons defeated Heidi Simons at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-1.

Freshman Melina Oropeza (Nogales HS) avoided a third set as she beat Khabarova in her No. 2 singles match 6-3, 7-5. She led 4-1 in the second set and was able to close it out.

Freshman Jazmin Nunez (Cholla HS) won her No. 5 singles match over Tiffany Weech 6-1, 6-2.

Freshman Olivia Manheimer (Ironwood Ridge HS) fell in her No. 1 singles match to Clara Desbiolles 6-0, 6-4. Manheimer and Oropeza dropped their No. 1 doubles match 8-1 to Desbiolles and Simons.

Miranda lost a competitive match at No. 4 singles to Bencomo 6-4, 6-3.

The Aztecs were forced to forfeit their matches at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.

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The Aztecs get back to ACCAC conference play on Tuesday, Mar. 19 when they host Glendale Community College at the West Campus Tennis Courts. The match begins at 1:30 p.m.

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Raymond Suarez

Sophomore Ashey Fitzsimmons (Walden Grove HS) beat Heidi Simons 6-1, 6-1 in her No. 3 singles match and along with freshman Valeria Miranda, defeated Ana Khabarova and Stephanie Bencomo 8-4 at No. 2 doubles. The Aztecs fell to No. 21 Eastern Arizona College 5-4.

(21) Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters 5, Pima CC Aztecs 4