By Nick Michael
The varsity girls’ tennis team qualified for CIF for the first time in seven years Thursday, October 23, annihilating the Monrovia Wildcats by a score of 18-0. The team’s league record improved to an impressive 5-2, and they can secure second place with a win in their next game.
“Everyone played their best today,”senior captain Jennifer Wu said. “Even though it was a fairly easy win.”
The girls dominated all aspects of the match, as they won all nine singles and doubles sets. The closest Monrovia came to winning a set was when their best singles player matched up against sophomore Anya Nicolaides. The two engaged in a lengthy battle, with Nicolaides eventually coming out on top by a score of 7-6.
“I’m very proud of Anya for defeating the opponent’s strongest singles player,” Wu said, “She pushed through and brought the team an 18-0 win.”
The team’s next and final league match will take place next Monday, October 27th, at La Cañada High School. If they win, the girls will finish second in the Rio Hondo League. After that, it’s on to CIF.