Girl’s Tennis takes on Cupertino 5-2
October 17, 2017
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The Lady Vikes takes on Cupertino and triumph with a score of 5-2, continuing the winning streak against Cupertino.
Playing Single’s one is Claire Li (‘20). Maddi Page (‘21) is up against the number two singles player from Cupertino. Anuva Banwasi (‘20) is playing number three singles in the match. Lastly, for the singles lineup, Anya Yakimenko is facing the number four singles player from Cupertino.
For the double’s lineup, Senior player Mailinh Truong (‘18) and Isa Cossio (‘19) are playing singles one. Rachel Owens (‘21 ) and Gwen Wong (‘21) are up against the number two couple from Cupertino. Myra Xu (‘21) and Emma Cockerell (‘18) are playing number three doubles.
The lady vikes were able to win two of the four singles matches and all of the doubles matches, therefore beating Cupertino with a score of 5-2.
The match between the number one double couple took almost twice as long compared to other matched. The first set ended with an extremely close score of 7-6 with the lady vikes pitifully losing. However, with Cossio’s killer serves and Truong’s consistent volley, the ladies made a comeback in the second set with a score of 6-1. In the tiebreaker, the ladies easily finished the match with a score of 10-5 and secure Paly’s winning streak.
Coach Andy Harader commented on the match, “We performed very well I was very proud of the girls today. Everybody just came here to play, and they played really well. Everyone was on board today, even the ones that lost were on board. This is a tough team that we’re playing here. I wasn’t expecting to win. ”
Owens also added, “Everyone played so well today especially against this team. We’ve played them before, and it has been close.”
The lady vikes are facing off against Lynbrook High School at Lynbrook later today. The coach said, “We’ve played them before, and we should be able to win this one.”
Yue Shi is a junior at Palo Alto High School, and has been working on Viking for three semesters. She plays tennis outside of school, and she enjoys...