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Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Emily Xia

April 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, From the magazine, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Michael Wan spoke in a hurry, questions thrown at him from every direction. A robot had gone missing, and as the director of electrical engineering of the MV Robotics Team, he  suddenly found himself in the middle of several interviews from local news stations. He looked ...

Boys Tennis: team earns a clean victory against Los Gatos HS

Boys Tennis: team earns a clean victory against Los Gatos HS

Emily Xia

March 20, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Roshan Fernandez and Jasmine Lee [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he boys varsity tennis team was calm as they prepared for their second home game of the season, drinking sips of water and making small talk before the game began. The Matadors expected to win as they prepared for the...

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Matadors appeared to be in good spirits as they warmed up for their game against Gunn HS, with sophomore Evan Yu joking about the fact that he had to borrow shoes from a teammate because he left his at home. The boys tennis team returned for their first home game of the year after ...

Photo gallery: Boys tennis sweeps Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS

Photo gallery: Boys tennis sweeps Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS

Mingjie Zhong

March 29, 2017


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Sunny and clear afternoon weather on March 15 and 16 found the Matadors triumphantly defending their home court, despite missing key players in both competitions. No. 1 singles player senior Aditya Prabhakar found himself absent against both Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS due to an injured wrist....

Boys tennis: Team edges out Homestead HS 4-3

Boys tennis: Team edges out Homestead HS 4-3

Mingjie Zhong

March 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="5"]F[/su_dropcap]reshman Evan Yu trudges back towards the sixth court to continue his game with doubles partner junior Kevin Tan. Along the way, he stops by the fence — where his older sister senior Emilie Yu stands, watching the match. “[I’m] playing the wors...

Boys tennis: Matadors pummel Los Gatos HS in first round of CCS

Boys tennis: Matadors pummel Los Gatos HS in first round of CCS

Karen Ma

May 19, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was May 9, day one of their CCS team tournament. One senior, one junior and eight sophomores played for the varsity boys’ tennis team and competed in seven events — four singles and three doubles entries against Los Gatos HS. Out of them, six emerged victorious, the remaini...

Boys tennis: Team defeats Carmel HS 6-1 in final home game

Boys tennis: Team defeats Carmel HS 6-1 in final home game

Karen Ma

April 26, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Co-reported by Karen Ma, Emma Lam and Priya Reddy. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the usual huddles and motivational talks, chatters of encouragement amongst both team’s players arose as each player split off onto a court to begin his match. With the knowledge that their opponents Carmel HS had a lower...

Boys tennis: Victorious doubles but unsuccessful singles lead to 5-2 defeat against Homestead HS

Boys tennis: Victorious doubles but unsuccessful singles lead to 5-2 defeat against Homestead HS

Akshara Majjiga

April 19, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Co-reported by Akshara Majjiga and Karen Ma [dropcap]C[/dropcap]oming into their game on Tuesday, April 5, the Matadors were first in their league. Seven matches later, however, Homestead HS was able to dethrone them at home with a score of 5-2. Since the Matadors’ No. 1 player in singles, senior Amit Batta, was away for a competi...

Boys Tennis: Matadors defeat Sacred Heart High School 5-2

Boys Tennis: Matadors defeat Sacred Heart High School 5-2

Pranav Parthasarathy

April 21, 2014


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Uncategorized

[table class="table_white"]Team (Monta Vista), Team (Sacred Heart), Score Matt Cheung, Cameron Kirkpatrick, 1-6 0-6 SC Amit Batta, Justin Foster, 5-4 7-6 MV Saxon Day, Will Ratchey, 6-1 6-0 MV Aditya Prabhakar, Jack Rica, 6-0 6-0 MV Johnathan Yao and Vinay Reddy, Will Waleclea and Scott Evans,...

Boys tennis CCS: Season comes to a close in quarterfinals

Boys tennis CCS: Season comes to a close in quarterfinals

Kevin Guo

May 11, 2012


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

This year, the Matadors were looking to make it far into CCS; they entered the tournament seeded third and had an undefeated league record of 14-0. The team got a bye in the first round of the tournament and beat the Leland Chargers 12-5 on May 4 to qualify for the quarterfinals. However, the Matadors were unable to advance to the semifinals, losi...

Tennis: Singles take three of four in 4-3 win over Saratoga

Tennis: Singles take three of four in 4-3 win over Saratoga

Dickson Tsai

April 8, 2012


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

“Clutch.” That’s how varsity one singles senior Nathan Law described the performance of the MVHS boys tennis team in their April 4 victory against Saratoga High School. "It was great because we were down 3-1 and we came back," Law said. "We've been having a habit of doing that a lot, bu...

Boys Tennis: 6-1 win against Paly extends undefeated league streak

Boys Tennis: 6-1 win against Paly extends undefeated league streak

Kevin Guo

March 25, 2012


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

  On March 22, the varsity boys tennis team continued their undefeated league streak, scoring 6-1 in a home game against Palo Alto and bringing their league record to 7-0. The team went into the game expecting to do well — this season, the Matadors defeated Los Altos 4-3 which previously beat Pal...