By Isabella Tsai
Photo by Kevin Huang
The girls’ varsity tennis team won their second game of the season 16-2 against the Monrovia Wildcats at home on Tuesday, October 11. Their season record now stands at 2-3, with an overall record of 5-6.
The Tigers dominated the match, only letting Monrovia win two games. Doubles partners senior Anya Nicolaides and junior Molly Round outplayed their opponents with scores of 6-0, 6-0, and 6-1. Furthermore, sophomore Rachel Park and freshman Teryn Kum both had full control of their singles games, never letting their opponents get within striking distance.
This was the first game the team has played with new coach Marylin Garcia. Ms. Garcia, who is a counselor at SPHS, has coached high school tennis before, and plays in an adult tennis league.
“We’re setting up today to get ready for La Cañada. We’re looking strong but they will play really well,” Garcia said, “I think just bringing them together as a team is going to help improve their game.”
The team’s next game is on Thursday, October 13, against La Cañada at home. In the team’s previous matchup against the Spartans, they lost 6-12.