By Noah Miyamae
Assoc. Sports Editor
Photos by Thomas Forman
The girls’ varsity tennis team could not overcome the powerful Titans at San Marino High School on Thursday, September 22, losing by a score of 0-18. The team now has a 3-4 Rio Hondo League record and 9-4-1 overall.
South Pas attempted to outplay San Marino in doubles matches by grouping some of the strongest singles players such as team captain sophomore Molly Round and junior Anya Nicolaides together. Despite an attempt at a strategic game plan, the girls were unable to fend off the strong San Marino offense.
Nicolaides and Round almost were able to put points on the board for the Tigers in the pair’s second matchup. A victory was just out of reach for the duo as they lost 5-7 in a small scale tiebreaker.
This crushing blow has not phased the Tigers as they are still passionately preparing for CIF.
“The team needs to work on doubles strategies as we head into CIF,” junior Nour Mallat said, “We need to communicate better both during the games and practices.”
The girls hope to bounce back from the today’s defeat against Monrovia Wildcats on Monday, October 26 at Monrovia High School. There, the Tigers will look to even their league record at 4-4 and improve to a 10-4-1 overall.