Story by Katharine Florence
Photo by Ella Jayasekera
Girls tennis barely beat the Temple City Rams, 10-8, in its first game of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Singles one, junior captain Carissa Park, wiped up the ground with her opponents, winning all three sets 6-0, 6-1, and 6-0.
Junior Olivia Reed played as singles two, losing her first set, 6-2, but closing out both of the next sets, 6-1. Singles three, freshman Kyra Campbell, also swept the sets with scores of 6-0, 6-0, and 6-1.
The doubles teams were less fortunate in their outcomes, only winning two sets total. Doubles one, senior Teryn Kum and junior Skylar Cornforth, struggled in the first match with a 6-2 loss but bounced back, emerging with 6-1 and 6-2 victories.
Doubles two, junior Kimberly Hsueh and sophomore Stephanie Li, was unable to pull any sets from the Rams. Juniors Sienna Chen and Meagan Chang, doubles three, followed suit, losing all three sets as well.
“I’m really proud of the team’s win today. This game was a pivotal point in our road to CIF. It’s nice to see the cohesiveness and tenacity of the team. Hopefully, we can carry the energy throughout the rest of the season,” Kum said.
The girls team looks to move up to 2-0 in league against San Marino on Thursday, Oct. 3.