Tennis beats Monrovia in blowout fashion

By Nick Michael

Staff Writer

The girls’ varsity tennis team played their third league game on Tuesday, taking advantage of a weak Monrovia squad to beat them 17-1.

“We were confident and believed in ourselves,” sophomore Anya Nicolaides said, “and we also knew from the start that Monrovia was easy to beat”.

The Tigers were able to win all nine doubles matches, and also won eight out of nine singles matches. One highlight came when sophomore Jessica Chang found herself down 3-0 in her singles match, where she proceeded to win five games consecutively, winning the set 6-4. With this win, the girls’ league record improved to 2-1.

“We are doing a lot better than last season,” Nicolaides said, “and I think our team is a lot better and more focused this year. This season has been very fun, because everyone on the team gets along.”

The girls will play against a strong La Cañada team this Thursday, where they will hope to win a second consecutive match.