PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER CHAN
By CHARIS QI
On Oct. 16, girls’ tennis triumphed over San Dimas HS with a score of 14-4.
This match marked the final home game of the season which led to a celebration for the graduating seniors.
Doubles player Amanda Chu (12) believes that senior night heightened the team spirit and caused this win to be more significant.
“Because San Dimas is one of the more competitive teams in our league, this victory was definitely even more memorable [for me] and the team spirit felt more passionate,” Chu said.
Not only did this win add to the team’s winning streak, but it also brought them closer to becoming undefeated league champions.
According to head coach Jerelyn Lopez, the team accomplished this feat throughout the season due to the girls’ improvement in shots and techniques.
“[In my opinion], the players’ shots have become a lot more consistent and aggressive at the net since the beginning of the season, ” said Lopez. “Consistency with shots and effort helped us win this game.”
Likewise, the girls have high hopes for the oncoming California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and plan to practice many net plays, consistency drills, and offensive and defensive drills to increase stamina and technique.
Co-captain Arianna Audelo (9) set personal goals as well as goals for the team.
“For CIF individuals, I [plan] to [reach] at least quarter-finals,” Audelo said. “[However], for the team, I believe that we can get to finals [by practicing hard].”
The team will be competing in CIF Individuals Preliminaries in Claremont next Wednesday and Thursday.