Tennis: Falcons qualify for CCS, hope to qualify for NorCals

November 1, 2017 — by Elizabeth Lee

With a season record of 9-3, the girls’ tennis team finished off second in the De Anza League and qualified for CCS, which will take place on the week of Nov. 6.

The girls played Lynbrook on Oct. 26, finishing their league season with a victory against the Vikings with a match score of 4-3.

“Since it was the last league match of our season, we all played well and worked together to make the most out of our last one,” No. 2 doubles player sophomore Vivian Lin said. “Our singles and doubles put up a tough fight through all their matches and we are excited to play at CCS.”

Because of poor air conditions on Oct. 12 due to the fires in the North Bay, the girls’ match against Los Gatos was postponed to Oct. 25. In the match, the girls took home a 7-0 victory against the Wildcats, a team they lost to 4-3 earlier in the season.. The Wildcats were without several top players, a significant factor in the lopsided result, but the Falcons took pride in it nonetheless.

“Going into the match, we were all really excited and determined to take home the win, especially because we lost against them the first time and since this match determined whether we were going to be seeded in CCS,” No. 1 doubles player freshman Alyssa Pinai said. “Each of us played our toughest game to beat our biggest rivals.”

On Oct. 24, the Falcons beat Palo Alto High 6-1. The girls took home wins against Cupertino on Oct. 19 5-2 and beat Homestead on Oct. 17 5-2. Because the team had no injuries, the girls were able to maintain their strongest lineup for the matches.

“Overall, the team has been working really well together and we are growing closer together not only through tennis, but through team bonding as well,” Lin said. “We are looking forward to finish off the season placing high in CCS and hopefully even qualifying for NorCals.”

6-1 (W) Monta Vista

5-2 (W) Homestead

5-2 (W) @ Cupertino

6-1 (W) Palo Alto

7-0 (W) @ Los Gatos

4-3 (W) Lynbrook

 

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