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The new Netflix documentary series, “Break Point,” released on Jan. 13, depicts both the competitive and human sides of tennis. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Review: “Break Point” depicts the competitive lives and emotions that the most successful tennis players experience

Carla Montaruli, Opinion Editor February 3, 2023

“Break Point,” directed by James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin, was released on Jan. 13, and is streaming on Netflix. The docu-series gives spectators a chance to find out what makes tennis exciting, and...

Bobak Jabery-Madison, American River Colleges men’s head tennis coach, meets with doubles partners, Ravi Nelson and Spencer Hill, after they defeated Bakersfield College in the final at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association tournament at ARC. (Photo by Gina Gangursky)

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association tournament at ARC sets off a year of tennis

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association held its annual community college men’s and women’s Northern California regional championship tournament at American River College from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, which...

The men’s tennis team at American River College is currently ranked as the number one junior college in Northern California, in the spring semester of 2022, thanks to the performance of Micah Irwin. (Photo courtesy of Bo Jabery-Madison)

ARC’s men’s tennis team sets eyes on state championship

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 25, 2022

American River College’s men’s tennis team is off to a hot start. The team has won all but one of their matches this season and has played against high levels of competition. Bo Jabery-Madison,...

American River Colleges Paul Bhatia returns a ball during a non-conference game against De Anza College on Feb. 24, 2018 at ARC. ARC is looking forward to a full season after going 10-0 in a shortened district only 2021 season . (File Photo)

ARC Men’s tennis is looking to serve its competition as seasonal matches start

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

The American River College men’s tennis team is coming off nine consecutive Big 8 conference championships. In addition, they won the Northern California team title in three of the previous four seasons.  According...

Jaycie Savage hustles for the ball while Haley VanOrman waits for her turn. (Photo by Megan Wutzke)

ARC women’s tennis team forfeits match against Folsom Lake College

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The American River College women’s tennis team performed strongly in its match against Folsom Lake College on April 16, though athlete eligibility issues meant an automatic loss. According to Haley...

American River College softball outfielder Kirsten Cox swings and misses in the bottom of the fifth inning against Sacramento City at American River College in Spring 2019. Late spring sports at ARC are expected to return as the county moves into the red tier in the states reopening plan, in Spring 2021. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Outdoor late spring sports will resume when Sacramento County enters the red tier of the states reopening plan

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

After a long time of waiting and anticipation, American River College and the rest of the Los Rios Community College District’s colleges have opted into the Big 8 conferences plans for a late spring...

American River women’s tennis player, Abby Garcia serves the ball on Feb. 19 at Folsom Lake College. ARC beat FLC, 9-0. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

American River women’s tennis crushes Folsom Lake, 9-0

Hameed Zargry March 6, 2019

American River College women’s tennis team recorded its first spring season win by defeating Folsom Lake College 9-0 at FLC on Feb. 19. The game opened with six single players, where ARC kept the...

Sophomore Michael Vizcarra waits for a return ball during a match against De Anza College on April 21 at American River College. Vizcarra won his match 6-4, 6-3 as ARC won their third straight NorCal title. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Men’s tennis clinches third straight NorCal title

Mack Ervin III April 25, 2018

American River College’s men’s tennis team captured its third straight Northern California Championship on Saturday after defeating No. 2 ranked De Anza College 5-0. De Anza’s road to the final...

American River Colleges Paul Bhatia returns a ball during a nn-conference game against De Anza College on Feb. 24 at ARC. Bhatia and ARC are looking to win its eigth straight conference championship and third straight NorCal title. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Men’s tennis aims for the top

Mack Ervin III March 2, 2018

While a good start is always nice, it’s the end result that matters the most. And that’s the approach American River College’s men’s tennis team is taking this season. The team has established...

Coach Bo Jabery-Madison (left) oversees a tennis practice at American River College. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)

Men’s tennis coach leads team to success

Lily Rodriguez Drake December 6, 2017

Coach Bo Jabery-Madison relaxes at his computer, his friendly presence resounding throughout his office. His demeanor off duty mirrors that of his on the courts —at ease, confident, with a constant sense...

Tennis Player Cody Duong prepares for a practice session at American River College. (Photo by Lily Rodriguez Drake)

ARC tennis player wins prestigious Arthur Ashe Award

Lily Rodriguez Drake December 6, 2017

Focused and undeterred by the incessant heat one October afternoon, tennis player Cody Duong sends the ball over the net with a resounding hit of his racket. Duong stands out amongst his teammates...

A tennis ball sits on the cracked ground of the American River College tennis courts. The courts are so badly cracked that many of them are unusable. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Faulty foundation leaves tennis courts unstable

Lily Rodriguez Drake October 24, 2017

The shrill scratch of sneakers can be heard on the courts as the men’s tennis team practices in the late afternoon heat. The team is focused and determined, the consistent thwack of rackets reverberating...

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