There's one thing the Glendale Community College women's tennis team won't be lacking this upcoming season — experience.
Glendale college Coach Bob Donaghy said he's eager to find out how the Vaqueros harness it in their attempt to battle for a possible playoff spot, something they last achieved in 1999.
"There's a lot of experience and that's good to have," said Donaghy, whose team will begin its season with a nonconference home match against College of the Sequoias at noon Thursday. "That said, it's hard to say where we are going to finish because we play in one of the most difficult conferences.
"Once we get through the first half of the season, we will have a better idea. Right now, I'd say we are 50% better now compared to last year. We have a good mix of experienced players."
The Vaqueros finished 4-10 and 2-8 in the Western State Conference last season. Conference-foe Santa Monica City College won its second consecutive conference championship before winning the state title. Those also expected to make a playoff push are Santa Barbara City and Ventura.