Varsity and JV girls’ tennis win first, lose second in back-to-back
Varsity girlsâ€™ tennis falls to an overall record of 10-3 after losing against Troy 3-15 and winning against Diamond Ranch 14-4. Junior varsity (JV) dropped to an overall record of 12-5 after losing to Troy 0-18, but is still undefeated in league after winning against Diamond Ranch 14-4. Both teams played Diamond Ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Troy on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The girlsâ€™ varsity and JV tennis team are striving to finish undefeated in league. During practice, coaches Richard Kim and Lee Shiomoto changed the drills by mainly focusing on the girlsâ€™ alley shots and strategy. The coaches also prepared the girls to be physically and mentally ready by giving them pep talks during the games.
This was the teamâ€™s first time playing against Troy. Many of the players had heard that Troy was a Division One school that played well, and if not better than Rowland â€“ whom the team had lost to twice already. Even though the teams lost, they still maintained high spirits and cheered each other on.
â€śI feel confident that weâ€™ll go undefeated [in league] because right now weâ€™re doing really well and we won every single league game so far. We kept pushing ourselves to practice harder to win more games and also weâ€™re doing a lot better now because our coach has changed up the drills and weâ€™ve just overall improved,â€ť freshman junior varsity player Crystal Xu said.
by Albert Law, Staff writer