Photo by Andres Oyaga
The SPHS girls’ tennis team emerged victorious against Temple City on Thursday, September 22 in their first league matchup of the season. The team defeated the Rams, a Division II team, by a score of 13-5, giving them their first league win.
The South Pas singles squad dominated the Rams on the court and set the tone for the rest of the game. Senior Shannon Huang, singles one, started her opening game with a strong score of 6-3 and quickly picked up the pace, winning her next two sets 6-0. After dropping just a single game in her first set, sophomore Carissa Park, singles two, decimated the other Temple City singles players, picking up two additional sets 6-0. Singles three, senior Rachel Park, took two sets 6-2 and one more 6-0.
The doubles players struggled to find their footing, losing five sets to the Rams. Doubles team one, sophomores Olivia Reed and Kimberly Hsueh, lost two sets to Temple City 6-2, but grabbed their final set with a 6-3 win. Sophomore Talulla Chow and junior Teryn Kum, doubles team two, took one set 6-4, but lost their second set 6-1 and another 7-5 in extra sets. The girls’ doubles three team, senior Sheila Li and sophomore Skylar Cornforth, were victorious in their first two sets, 6-3 and 7-5, but could not overcome Temple City’s strong doubles one team, losing 6-2.
The girls will look to carry the momentum into their game against rival San Marino on Tuesday, September 25 in their second league game