By Noah Miyamae
Assoc. Sports Editor
The girls’ varsity tennis team competed in an individual Rio Hondo League tournament on Wednesday, October 28 at Temple City. Team captain sophomore Molly Round was the only player who won both of the games required to move on to the next round on Thursday, October 29.
All of the Rio Hondo League schools took part in this tournament where each athlete competed either in a singles or doubles match. The format of this competition was win or be eliminated as each player was guaranteed only one game. Those who were unable to win this first game, in which the matchup was chosen at random, lost the chance at championship.
Round defeated opponents from both Temple City and La Cañada in a dominant fashion.The final scores of the eight game pro sets were 8-1 and 8-0.
A few other South Pasadena High School athletes were also able to win their first game. Freshman Shannon Huang, junior Anya Nicolaides, and sophomore Sofia Tomasevic all defeated their opponents, but fell short in the second set of games.
“Rio Hondo was a great experience altogether, despite being an individual event,” junior Nour Mallat said, “This tournament gave a chance for the team to bond and practice before the impending CIF competition.”
Round will represent South Pas in the semifinals of this tournament on Thursday, October 29 at Temple City.