Boys’ tennis prepares for CCS with new team

February 14, 2017 — by Ryan Kim and Ethan Ko

Coach: Florin Marica

2015-2016 season record: 10-3

2015-2016 season recap: The team won SCVAL and placed third in CCS and at the California Tennis Classic tournament.

Key athletes: Seniors Matthew Kermin, Kailas Shekar and Andre Xiao and junior Dean Stratakos

Key additions: Freshman Andrew Lee

Key losses: Alumni Karthik Padmanabhan, Jihau Yu and Naved Krishnamurthy

Key matchup: Monta Vista


Although the team has lost key players to graduation, the Falcons are optimistic about winning CCS for the first time since 2014 and hope to play in NorCals. With the addition of new players like Lee, the team feels ready to do well this season.

“This year’s team is pretty strong in comparison to the other schools, so we have expectations to win the league like we did last year,” senior Kailas Shekar said.

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