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Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Oct. 23, the MVHS girls tennis team won their matches against Lynbrook 6-1 and victoriously walked over to the gym lobby with flowers, food and posters to prepare to celebrate the team's seniors for their last game. The team set up the night, putting up streamers and decorating...

Girls tennis: Team wins 4-3 against Saratoga HS

Girls tennis: Team wins 4-3 against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Matadors huddled for their own team chant on Sept. 12, just as the Saratoga HS players finished their own team cheer. The team brought energy to the court, laughing and joking with one another as they came together into their huddle. The players yelled the traditional Matador...

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Rana Aghababazadeh

September 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the sun nearly above their heads and the heat rising from the ground of the tennis courts, the MVHS girls tennis team huddled in a circle before their second home match against Los Altos HS. As one of the earlier matches in the season, the game against LAHS will not count to...

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Aditi Gnanasekar

August 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he week before school started, MVHS’ tennis courts were filled with sunshine, lively chatter and the sound of rackets swooshing back and forth. With coach Gene Fortino’s return and the recruitment of four freshmen, the team is expecting to perform well in the upcoming season. ...

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Himani Yalamaddi

November 8, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

At the girls tennis team’s last match against Lynbrook HS on Oct. 31, there was a special spectator — former head coach Gene Fortino. Fortino coached the MVHS girls tennis team for 12 years, until he decided last year that the two-hour commute from his home in Gilroy to MVHS was too long. Fortino...

Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Aditya Krishnan

November 1, 2016


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports Features

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Girls tennis: Team picks up first home win of season against Gunn HS

Girls tennis: Team picks up first home win of season against Gunn HS

Himani Yalamaddi

October 26, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

What should have been a routine match against Gunn HS on Sept. 29 turned out a little differently than expected. The game was supposed to take place almost a month ago, but GHS had it postponed until Oct. 24. The day before MVHS’ next away game against them. When the day of the game finally came,...

Girls tennis: GIFs from loss against Los Gatos HS

Girls tennis: GIFs from loss against Los Gatos HS

Amanda Chan

October 14, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

With additional reporting by Himani Yalamaddi On Oct. 13, the girls tennis team played Los Gatos HS in hopes of picking up their third win of the season. Instead, the team ended up losing 0-7 to LGHS. Take a look below for GIFs from each of the seven matches. Sophomore Leslie Ligier serves the ball o...

Girls tennis: Team loses 3-4 to Homestead HS after dispute over uniforms

Girls tennis: Team loses 3-4 to Homestead HS after dispute over uniforms

Amanda Chan

September 28, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Outside of the tennis courts, while the girls tennis team was playing its matches against Homestead HS on Sept. 22, the HHS coach approached MVHS coach Lu Tang and demanded that four MVHS players forfeit their matches because they weren’t wearing their uniforms. The HHS coach cited league rules, saying...

Girls tennis: Team stays positive after losing 1-6 in first league match of season

Girls tennis: Team stays positive after losing 1-6 in first league match of season

Himani Yalamaddi

September 22, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports

History repeated itself at the girls tennis team’s first match of the season. Saratoga HS, who beat MVHS 6-1 at the CCS quarterfinals last year, delivered the same outcome on MVHS’ home turf on Sept. 15. SHS made it to CCS finals last year and with the addition of new, stronger players to their...

Freshman Leslie Ligier’s arduous journey to varsity tennis

Freshman Leslie Ligier’s arduous journey to varsity tennis

Aditya Pimplaskar

October 23, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Story by Aditya Pimplaskar and Derek Shao Freshman Leslie Ligier has followed an odd path to success. Unlike most who find themselves immediately drawn to their passions, Ligier has experienced a journey from disinterest to domination on the tennis court. Ligier, sister of 2015 MVHS alumnus, two-time...

Girls tennis: Team loses a close game against Homestead

Girls tennis: Team loses a close game against Homestead

Sandhya Kannan

October 1, 2015


Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports

They weren’t kidding when they said they played rain or shine. Tuesday, Sept. 29 saw several changes in weather over the course of just a few hours. The sky quickly transformed from a bright blue to a dark, misty gray, but that didn’t stop the girls varsity tennis team from fighting for every...