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Walnut High School | 400 Pierre Rd. Walnut, Calif. 91789

Varsity girls tennis triumphs over Wilson

Walnut edges over Wilson 10-8, remaining undefeated in the league.
Photo by Chloe Tan
Junior Krissie Pong hits a forehand shot to continue the rally.

Varsity girls tennis secured a home victory against Wilson winning 10-8 Tuesday, Oct. 3.

In the first round, doubles three juniors Charlize Wong and Olivia Bromberg focused on attacking their opponents’ weaknesses to draw errors from the net player. After a series of groundstrokes and quick points, they swept the set 6-0. The first round was filled with close competition, leaving the score tied at 3-3.

“We focused on mainly hitting it to the volleyer because they couldn’t volley really well. We were aiming our shots sometimes crosscourt and towards the alley a lot too,” Wong said. “Communication encouraged [my partner and I] to do better and basically talk about what we could have done better for the next points.”

Heading into the second round, the team looked to take the lead. Singles two senior Autumn Sou faced a difficult 0-6 defeat that proved challenging because she was dealing with depth and heavy balls. Despite the struggles in the singles lineup, doubles remained undefeated to establish a lead of 7-5. 

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“My opponent was a very well rounded player. She was good at everything and didn’t really have a specific weakness,” Sou said. “Her serves were really nice, and I was just trying to stay in the rally for as long as I could.” 

The team entered the third round hoping to maintain the lead. With victory on the line, doubles one juniors Abigail and Annabel D’Souza took a crucial 6-2 win. Doubles two juniors Krissie Pong and Chloe Wang also triumphed 6-1. Doubles swept to beat Wilson 10-8.

“We kept consistent cross court rallies and took opportunities to either hit down the line or [try] to poach the shot,” D’Souza said. “We are undefeated right now, so hopefully we can keep that up.” 

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Timmothy Chen, Staff writer
Hi, my name is Timmothy Chen, and I'm in the ninth grade as a staff writer for The Hoofprint. Outside of The Hoofprint, I play tennis and enjoy going outside in general. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out or talking with friends.
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