By Noah Miyamae
Photos by Brian Kojima
The girls’ varsity tennis team topped the Burbank Bulldogs at home by a score of 10-8 on Tuesday, September 1. Even though the matchup was just a scrimmage, the intensity level between both sides remained very high throughout the contest.
The Tigers did not get off to the best start, winning only two of the first six sets. One positive outcome from this mediocre start was an outstanding performance by the doubles team of junior Jessica Chang and freshman Rachel Park. The duo was dominant not only in the beginning, but also throughout the whole duration of play, sweeping their opponents in three sets.
South Pas was able to turn things around as the games progressed, winning eight of the last twelve. Sophomore Molly Round was a major part of the Tigers’ turnaround as she won her last two sets after faltering in the first one. However, the highlight of this match was freshman Shannon Huang winning her final set to secure the victory while her teammates watched with great anticipation.
“[In the upcoming matches], I want to work on going out on the court with a single focus of what I need to do to succeed in order to benefit the team as much as possible” Round said.
The girls look to extend their two game winning streak when they face Arroyo High School on Wednesday, September 2nd at home. Look for significant improvement in this already solid Tiger team as South Pas is using these preseason games to prepare for play in Rio Hondo League.