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Girls’ tennis preview: young team in new league

Halle Biorn ('16) anticipates hitting the ball at a recent practice. Biorn is one of the players who is looking to fill the gap of the eight graduated seniors.

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer

August 26, 2014

After losing a close CCS semifinal match to the Monta Vista Matadors, the Palo Alto girls’ tennis team ended their 2013 season 19-4 in league games. This year the team decided to drop down from the De Anza league to the El Camino League after losing several of its crucial players. “Because we...

Brief: Girls’ tennis ends season in CCS semifinals

Brief: Girls' tennis ends season in CCS semifinals

Hayley Poore, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

The girls’ tennis team lost 5-2 to Monta Vista and ended their season in the Central Coast Section semifinals this afternoon. Aashli Budhiraja (’14) and Felicia Wang(’14), the number one and number four singles won their matches handily, with scores of 6-3, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-0 respectively. The...

Girls’ tennis dominates Sacred Heart Prep 6-1

Girls' tennis dominates Sacred Heart Prep 6-1

Hayley Poore, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

The Vikings dominated the Sacred Heart Prep Gators 6-1 at home this afternoon. Aashli Budhiraja (‘14), Felicia Wang (‘14) and Avanika Narayan (‘17) all won their singles matches handily with scores of 6-2, 6-2 (# one singles), 6-0, 6-2 (# two singles), and 6-0, 6-0 (# three singles). Coach...

Girls’ tennis takes home 5-2 win in second-to-last league match

Girls' tennis takes home 5-2 win in second-to-last league match

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

October 24, 2012

The Paly girls' tennis team approached the end of its season with a strong 5-2 victory over league opponent Leland. Paly rescheduled the match, which was originally scheduled for Yom Kippur, only to have rain put it at risk again this morning. Thankfully, though, the sun shone wide on Paly Spirit Week's...

Girls’ tennis sweeps Castilleja 7-0

Girls' tennis sweeps Castilleja 7-0

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

The Paly girls' varsity tennis team (10-6, 2-4) took to the heated courts against Castilleja in a non-league match and came out of the scorching sun victorious. Coming into the match, the team felt confident after its close loss to the number one team in the state, Monta Vista. "I think we're all...

Girls’ tennis falls 4-3 to Los Altos

Co-captain Aashli Budhiraja ('14) returns a forehand at last week's Paly Invitational. Today, Budhiraja was the only player to win (6-4, 6-1) her no. 1 singles match against Los Altos's Kacey Incerpi.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

September 20, 2012

Paly's girls' varsity tennis team (1-2) absorbed a 4-3 loss in a tight, long and tiring match against Los Altos (1-3), despite having beaten the Eagles last season. The outcome of the match came down to the final two doubles matches. The Vikings' head coach, Andy Harader, has been working with the flexibility...

Paly Girls Varsity Tennis

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

September 17, 2012

Paly girls varsity tennis team loses 6-1 in a league match against Saratoga. Here are a few highlights from #1 singles player Aashli Budhirajah and #2 singles play Felicia Wang.

Girls’ tennis finishes second at the Paly Invitational Tournament

Girls' tennis finishes second at the Paly Invitational Tournament

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

September 8, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls' varsity tennis team finished second out of four teams under the burning sun at the two-day Paly Girls' Invitational Tennis Tournament at Palo Alto High School. Paly finished one point behind the first place Lynbrook after Tiffany Ngyuen ('13) and Julianne Le ('14) lost...

Girls’ tennis: Same team, same coach but a new season

Budhiraja runs for a return in the first set. As the No. 1 single, she plays in every meet. Photo by Hilda Huang

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

September 6, 2012

Unlike some of Paly's other fall athletic teams, varsity girls' tennis has the luxury of a very close-knit team and experienced coach. Head coach Andy Harader has returned for another year with the team, which is essentially still comprised of the same players from last year. The one open spot on...

Brief: Girls’ tennis ends season with loss in CCS

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

November 21, 2011

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...

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