Girls tennis reigns victorious over Monrovia

Story by Katharine Florence
Staff Writer

Photo by Ella Jayasekera
Staff Photographer

Girls tennis pulled off an impressive 14-4 win against the Monrovia Wildcats on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The Tigers now hold a 3-4 league record with one game remaining in the Rio Hondo League.

The singles squad barely slid past the Wildcats, winning five of nine sets. Singles one, junior Olivia Reed, beat Monrovia’s two and three, both with scores of 6-0. 

Singles two freshman Kyra Campbell won one set, 6-0, while singles three sophomore Ava Feldman followed Reed’s lead and easily handled Monrovia’s twos and threes, with the scores of 6-2 and 6-0.

Even without senior Teryn Kum and junior Skylar Cornforth, the doubles squad excelled in their pool, winning all nine sets. Doubles team one, juniors Carissa Park and Meagan Chang, dominated its opponents, pulling the scores of 6-0 and 6-0. Junior Sienna Chen replaced Park for the last set and the Tigers still won, 6-1. 

Doubles two, sophomore Stephanie Li and senior Jessica Deng, followed suit, winning all three sets 6-1, 6-0, and 6-2. 

Lastly, doubles three, junior Kimberly Hsueh and senior Bella Kan, crushed the Wildcats’ twos and threes, 6-0. Junior Lauren Galles was subbed for Kan to play with Hsueh against the Monrovia doubles one, winning 6-1.

The girls team will play Mark Keppel in a non-conference match on Friday, Oct. 25, before returning to league play against La Cañada Monday, Oct. 28.

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