Brief: Girls’ tennis ends season with loss in CCS


Hilda Huang

The girls put their hands in for their prematch P-A-L-O-A-L-T-O cheer at a Oct. 20 game against Los Altos.

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

The Palo Alto girls’ tennis team ended its 2011 season with a loss from its two lone Central Coast Section (CCS) qualifiers, No. 1 single Aashli Budhiraja (’14) and No. 2 single Felicia Wang (’14).

This year, Budhiraja and Wang played as partners on a doubles team in CCS, contrary to their singles playing for the whole of the season. They won their first match against Cori Sidell and Christine Tataru from Carlmont High School 6-4, 6-4, but ended their run in the tournament after losing their second match to Monta Vista’s Kelsey Chong and Ruri Kobayakawas 2-6, 0-6.

Budhiraja and Wang played against Chong and Kobayakawas in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) tournament, but were still unable to secure a win against the top-seeded duo in the SCVAL individual tournament.

With only one senior, Amy Ke (’12) graduating, the team hopes to perform better next year.

“I’m  looking forward to next season,” head coach Andy Harader said.