Girls’ tennis: Team defeats Mitty in semifinals and moves on to finals and NorCal

November 18, 2009 — by Lauren Kuan and Denise Lin

The Falcons at first received the No. 3 seed in CCS behind Monta Vista and Mitty. They were excited about their seed due to the match up against Mitty in the semifinals.

“Our league is by far the toughest league to compete in with three out of the six teams seeded top six in CCS. No other league has as many teams capable of qualifying for CCS as ours,” said head coach Tom Uyehara.

The team defeated Sacred Heart in the first round of CCS 6-1 on Nov. 11 and beat Homestead in quarterfinals 7-0 on Nov. 13.

“I thought that we did really well against Sacred Heart, especially because some of us haven’t played with each other before and we were really relaxed during the match,” said Edman.

In the semifinals on Nov. 16, the team defeated Mitty in a close match, 4-3. It was up to the No. 3 singles and the No. 1 doubles match to determine whether or not Saratoga would move on to the finals. The team only needed one more match in order to win and in the end, the one doubles team pulled out a win during a ten-point tie breaker 7-5 in the third set.

“It was a really tough match, but we were able to accomplish it,” said junior Lauren Kuan. “Everyone is so ecstatic about finally defeating Mitty and going to the finals and NorCals.”

The team will be playing against Monta Vista in the finals on Nov. 18 at the Courtside Club. The team is excited to be able to get another chance to defeat Monta Vista after losing to them twice 3-4. Since the tennis team is one of the top two teams in CCS, they will be moving on to NorCals in Oakley on Nov. 20 and 21.

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