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SBCC to Suspend Men’s Tennis Program

Team Will Compete in Upcoming Spring Season, Then Call It Quits


Santa Barbara City College’s men’s tennis team lost their coach last week. Ryan Heinberg, who led the Vaqueros to an 8-3 record last season, resigned to pursue other opportunities. Now SBCC has decided to suspend the men’s tennis program after the upcoming season ends.

According to a press release from the school, “The decision to suspend the men’s tennis program is due to dwindling local interest and declining retention rate in Intercollegiate Men’s Tennis over the past decade.”

The program was set to be suspended immediately, but SBCC decided it would proceed with the spring season because, according to the release, “The majority of student-athletes participating in men’s tennis are from out of the area. … We have a passionate group of young men, many of whom have come a long way to play tennis at SBCC.”

The Vaqueros have yet to find a coach for the upcoming season. Those interested in applying for the position should contact athletic director Ryan Byrne at (805) 965-0581.

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