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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: 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. ...

What it feels like to be a freshman on varsity: Freshman sensation

What it feels like to be a freshman on varsity: Freshman sensation

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen girls varsity tennis coach Lu Tang yelled for his players to huddle up at the end of tryouts, freshman Meera Bambroo felt a bit lost. Since the coach hadn’t posted a roster, she was unsure whether she had made the varsity team or not. But after a talk with the team captain,...

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...

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: 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...

Girls Tennis: Team scores a big win in senior night game

Sandhya Kannan

November 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

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Girls tennis: Team bounces back with a strong win against Los Gatos High School

Girls tennis: Team bounces back with a strong win against Los Gatos High School

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

October 26, 2014


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS

The morning of the girls tennis match against Los Gatos High School, sophomore Arushi Rai could not walk. After doing a set of squats the night before, her right leg knotted tightly. With her one good leg, Rai traveled to her classes via scooter, unsure of whether she would play that day’s match. While...

Girls Tennis: Senior Night a smash of success, MVHS defeats Los Altos 5-2

Girls Tennis: Senior Night a smash of success, MVHS defeats Los Altos 5-2

Elliot Ki

October 30, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports, Uncategorized

Win, festivities highlight home final. On senior night, the last home game of the regular season for girls tennis, players were joking with each other and chasing each other with cupcake frosting in food fights. But this carefree, jubilant attitude had to be put in the backseat momentarily a...

Girls Tennis: Team defeated by Menlo High School in non-league match

Girls Tennis: Team defeated by Menlo High School in non-league match

Elliot Ki

October 29, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports

  For most of the season, Girls Tennis has managed to overcome obstacles and weather the proverbial storm. The Lady Mats have endured the loss of key players who have graduated, moved or decided to enroll in College Now at De Anza College, rendering them ineligible to play for the team. I...

Girls Tennis attempts to sustain a track record of success

Girls Tennis attempts to sustain a track record of success

Elliot Ki

August 26, 2013


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS

The girls varsity tennis team hopes to secure a CCS championship once again this year. Girls tennis has had a legacy of success. Last year, the team finished 32-0 and won CCS and NorCal championships. The team also won all the tournaments in which it participated. Even though some of last year’s...