Falcons prepare for Leagues, individuals hope to make CCS

October 24, 2015 — by Apoorv Kwatra, Trevor Leung

Upon ending their season with a 212-227 loss on Oct. 19 against Lynbrook and a 224-226 loss against Gunn in a three-way match at home, the Falcons finished their regular season record with a 6-8 record. They are preparing for the Santa Clara Valley Athletic  League Playoffs (SCVALS) that will take place at Santa Teresa Golf Club (par 71) on Oct. 27 in order to try to make CCS.

The team did not qualify to compete, but individual players such as senior Ankitha Sarvesh, juniors Anya Herne, Raina Kolluri and Cynthia Yang, sophomore Sarah Lo and freshman Janelle Jin will compete there as individuals.

According to Kolluri, the team played well against Gunn (11-1-1), one of the best teams in the league. Despite the loss, the team showed that it has the capability to compete against top teams.

Despite having lost their No. 1 and No. 2 players, Class of 2015 graduate Vivian Roan due to graduation and senior Carrie Chen, who moved to Florida, the team is doing well. Jin,  in particular, has given the team something to be proud about by consistently shooting low scores. According to Yang, Jin has given “[the] team a lot of hope.”

“I was surprised how close we got to beating Gunn in our last match,” Kolluri said. “It really shows our potential as a team, [and] I look forward to playing these teams again.”

Yang said the team could have made SCVALS as a team, but fell short because of narrow losses against comparable teams, like their 228-229 loss against Los Gatos on Sept. 14.

“I think we could have done better this season because we just happened to play poorly on some of our most critical matches,” Yang said.

To prepare for SCVALS, the team played a practice round on Oct. 22 at Santa Teresa Golf Club.

“We want to get to know it so that we can do well during the actual [round],” Lo said.

Due to printing deadlines, the  Falcon was unable to cover SCVALS in the print issue.