By Isabella Tsai
Photo by Kevin Huang
The girls’ varsity tennis team fell short of a win against Alhambra at home on Monday, September 19. The team tied 9-9, the same score of last year’s matchup against the Moors, but lost in overall games played 68-71.
The Tigers’ doubles continued to be successful, winning eight of the team’s nine matches. Senior Anya Nicolaides and junior Molly Round maintained their perfect record, outscoring their opponents 6-1, 6-1, and 6-2. Senior Jessica Chang and sophomore Shannon Huang paired up for the first time this season, dominating the game and grabbing three more wins for the Tigers.
The singles players struggled in the game, and senior Ashley Huang won the only singles set by a close 7-5 tiebreaker.
With a preseason record of 3-3, the team’s first match of the season is against the Monrovia Wildcats, whom they beat 18-0 last year.
“We’re pretty confident that we’re going to win [against Monrovia] and I’m excited because this is the first game of my last season” Huang said.
The team starts their season away at Monrovia High School this Thursday, September 22.