Story by Abigail Kim
Photo by Emiko Essmiller
Co-Design Editor and Staff Photographer
SPHS’s girls tennis team triumphed over Marshall High School in a home game on Sept. 7 which ended in a 12-6 victory. The doubles teams played a key role in securing the win, sweeping all nine of the matches played.
The singles team was made up of sophomore captain Maya Oniciuc, junior Gwen Culbert, and sophomore Emi Fong. Each player won a set, altogether winning three out of the nine played.
Oniciuc lost her first two sets 1-6 and 3-6, but won her last set 6-0. Similarly, Culbert lost her first two sets 0-6 and 4-6, ending with a significant win in her last set, 6-1. Fong also lost 0-6 in her first two sets, but was able to come back and win 6-1 in the end.
The doubles team completed a sweep against Marshall, defeating them 9-0. Doubles one, made up of junior Claire Chen and senior captain Isha Zafra, won 6-2, 6-4, and 6-0 in their three sets. Sophomore Leen Yassine and senior Sage Mawji subbed for Chen and Zafra throughout the sets.
Doubles two consisted of junior Meryl Timmerman and sophomore Mailani Ramos-Platt. Sophomores Helena Gispert and Elizabeth Rosenberg subbed in for the pair. The duos also defeated Marshall’s doubles two teams. The pair started off strong by winning 6-2 in their first set, and swept the other two pairings 6-0.
Doubles three, the final doubles pair, consisted of juniors Chloe Luong and Cleo Reeves. Luong and Reeves had a rocky start but still pulled off a win during their first set, winning 7-5. Luong and Reeves swept their last two sets 6-0, ultimately leaving South Pas with a 12-6 win.
The Tigers’ next game will be on Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. against Maranatha High School at home.