Photo by Ella Jayasekera
The girls tennis team soundly defeated the Arroyo Knights, 16-2, in its final preseason game Monday, Sept. 23. The Tigers will head into the league season after a shaky 5-4 preseason performance.
Singles one, junior captain Carissa Park, excelled as per usual, with two 6-1 wins. Sophomore Ava Feldman substituted for Park’s last game, emerging successful with a 6-2 win. Singles two, junior Olivia Reed, breezed through the matches, winning 6-2, 6-4, and 6-1, while singles three, freshman Kyra Campbell, completed the singles sweep, garnering three additional wins.
The doubles teams also finished in a similar fashion, demonstrating their skills and dropping only two sets. Doubles team one, senior Teryn Kum and junior Skylar Cornforth, led the way, winning the first two sets, 6-0 and 6-1. Seniors Bella Kan and Jessica Deng finished the job, winning the third set 6-1.
“I think we did really well today. I am proud that most of us made a comeback, despite being down with a few games at first,” Park said. “We will definitely carry this determination throughout our games, fighting for each and every point. Overall, I am thrilled that we won decisively and dominated the team.”
The Tigers will have over a week to prepare for their first RHL matchup against the Temple City Rams on Tuesday, Oct. 1.