Girls Varsity Tennis Defeated by Mountain View 5-2

Zach Hayward and Grace Li

The varsity girls tennis team was defeated 5-2 today in a home match against Mountain View, falling to a season record of 4-2. 

Coming off a convincing 5-2 win against Cupertino on Tuesday, the Vikings were looking to capitalize on their momentum in a match that would likely determine the second place team of the league. According to coach Andy Harader, they knew coming into this game that the Spartans would be a difficult opponent, but felt confident in their chances. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. 

“We definitely had a tough match today,” Iris Li (‘22) said. “We didn’t exactly get the results that we were hoping for, but we had a couple close games.”

While they only won two out of their seven games, the team put up a fierce effort, with several individual players competing in close matches. Li gave it her all against a tough singles opponent, but ultimately fell just short of getting the job done. 

“I didn’t end up winning today, but I think it was a pretty good match,” Li said. 

Despite suffering their second loss of the season, the team will look to build off this defeat, continuing to improve heading into matches against Los Gatos and Saratoga next week. 

The Vikings will look to get back on a winning track next Tuesday, March 9th, in a home match versus rival Los Gatos at 3:30 pm.