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Tennis Tension

Tennis Tension

Lauren Daniel, Mallory Kuppe, and Nathan Ellisen

December 3, 2018

As Serena Williams comes off the court in her flamboyant, black panther-esque outfit, she is unaware of the controversy that would inevitably ensue. Williams’ outfit, a design solely meant to maintain her health after struggling to give birth to her first child, has sparked a debate about the trad...

Lady Vikes lost to the Titans with close score of 4-3

Lady Vikes lost  to the Titans with close score of 4-3

Yue Shi, Design Editor

August 31, 2017

For the second match of the season, the lady Vikes lost against the Gunn Titans with an extremely close score of 3-4. The lineup for the single’s games is Maddi Page (‘21) playing Gunn’s number one player, Claire Li (‘20) playing Gunn’s second player, Anya Yakimenko (‘21) playing Gunn’...

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

The Palo Alto High School’s varsity boys’ tennis team lost to Sacred Heart Prep 5-2 at Paly on Wednesday. The Vikings only won two of the eight matches they played. Shiv Matta (‘16) easily won his first set 6-1, and due to injury, only played the single set. Adrian Smith (‘17) also easily...

Boys’ tennis splits two matches against Cupertino

Boys' tennis splits two matches against Cupertino

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer

March 19, 2016

The Palo Alto High School boy’s tennis team won one out of two matches against Cupertino High School at home on Thursday, March 17th. The boys played two matches to make up for one that was rained out earlier in the season. Both of the teams agreed to do both matches on the same day, instead of h...

Boys’ Tennis starts the year on a high note with win over Aragon

Carl GoodFriend ('16) jumps up to serve the ball. Paly ended up winning the match against Aragon High School.

Ethan Stern, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

The Palo Alto boys' tennis team started the year off on a high note with a definitive 6-1 victory over non-league opponent Aragon High School. The team started off very strong with all three doubles teams getting quick wins in impressive fashion. The freshman duo of Antony Georgiatis (‘19) and Adam...

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...

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

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...

Brief: Girls’ tennis continues to dominate and defeats Milpitas 6-1

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 9, 2013

The Paly Girls' tennis team (13-1, 4-1) added to their 12-1 record after defeating Milpitas handily, 6-1 on Monday, October 7th. Despite the team's recent loss to Monta Vista, the number one ranked team in league, it triumphed over Milpitas winning three singles matches and three doubles matches....

Paly girls’ tennis breezes through Mountain View, 6-1

Alex Murray, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

The Palo Alto High School girls’ team (5-0, 1-0) continued its undefeated streak after its dominant performance against Mountain View, finishing 6-1. Team captain and no. 1 singles player Aashli Budhiraja (‘14)  won in straight sets (6-2,6-0), despite an interfering wind that other players atte...

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