Girls’ tennis clinches CIF berth with win at Temple City

Photos by Andrés Oyaga
Staff Photographer

The SPHS girls’ tennis team picked up a crucial win on the road against Temple City on Tuesday, October 9. The team’s 11-6 victory improves their season record to 3-2 and guarantees the team a spot in the upcoming CIF playoffs.

Continuing its strong record, the singles squad lost only one set to Temple City. Singles one, senior Shannon Huang, won two sets 6-3 and a third 6-0. Sophomore Carissa Park, singles two, had little trouble out dueling the Rams’ inferior play, securing two 6-0 victories and a third 6-2 win. After struggling in her first set with a 6-3 loss, senior Rachel Park, singles three, bounced back by winning her second set 6-2.

The doubles teams had a tough time outplaying Temple City. Doubles team one, sophomores Olivia Reed and Kimberly Hsueh, dropped their first set 2-6, but rebounded in their second set with a 6-3 victory. However, they were not able to carry the momentum into the final set, losing to the Rams in extra games with a score of 5-7. Junior Teryn Kum and sophomore Talulla Chow, doubles team two, found more success in their matches. The duo, which lost their first set 6-2, finished with hard-fought 6-4 and 6-2 wins. Doubles team three, senior Sheila Li and sophomore Skylar Cornforth, lost their first two sets 6-0 and 6-3, but easily defeated Temple City in their third set with a 6-2 score.

The team is looking to defeat rival San Marino at home on Thursday, October 11.

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