Girls’ Tennis Gets Back to .500, Maintains CIF Berth

By Noah Miyamae
Assoc. Sports Editor

Photo by Brian Kojima

The girls’ varsity tennis team overpowered a weak Monrovia squad by a score of 18-0 at home on Thursday, October 8. The Tigers have evened out their Rio Hondo League record to 2-2 and improved their overall record to 8-2-1 with this win.

The girls were in control of all aspects of the match, never allowing the Wildcats to gain momentum. The closest that Monrovia got to winning one of the eighteen games was when they lost 7-5 in a tie-breaking match.

Sophomore captain Molly Round led the charge with three outstanding performances. Round dominated the opposition with numerous smash hits, while still staying composed throughout.

Freshman Shannon Huang continued the dominant trend by winning her games 6-0, 6-1, and 6-1. Additionally, juniors Jessica Chang and Ashley Huang kept the Wildcats off the board with impressive scores of 6-0, 6-1, and 6-0.

The team has had a varying season up to this point, experiencing both winning and losing sides of major blowouts. One of the Tigers’ proudest moments so far in the season is overcoming pressures of multiple narrow tiebreakers against Temple City to win 4-2.

The girls will attempt to avenge their loss against La Cañada in their next game.

“[For the upcoming game against La Cañada], we are going to make a strategic line up that will hopefully result in a win,” Round said.

The girls look to solidify their position in the CIF race on Tuesday, October 13 at La Cañada High School as the Tigers currently hold the third and final postseason spot.