El Estoque

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

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 ...

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: 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 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...

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: 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,...

GIRLS TENNIS: MVHS struggles to pull out win over Palo Alto

GIRLS TENNIS: MVHS struggles to pull out win over Palo Alto

Ashley Ding

October 4, 2012


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

On Oct. 2, the MVHS girls tennis team won against Palo Alto High School by a small margin, coming out on top 4-3. With several missing and injured players as well as newly paired doubles teams, the Matadors faced difficult circumstances. The team struggled in this match, as many players committe...

GIRLS TENNIS: MVHS defeats Burlingame High School 7-0

GIRLS TENNIS: MVHS defeats Burlingame High School 7-0

Ashley Ding

September 6, 2012


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

The MVHS girls continued to dominate their competition on Sept. 4 during their second game of the season, winning 7-0 against Burlingame High School. With this win, the Matadors continued their undefeated streak from last year. The team’s experience was evident in all the games, as they used their kn...

GIRLS TENNIS: State champion team strives for undefeated season

GIRLS TENNIS: State champion team strives for undefeated season

Ashley Ding

August 24, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Last year, varsity girls tennis made headlines, finishing the season without a single loss. The team pulled out a close win over former NorCal Champions, Saratoga High School, to take the position as the top team in the state. And this year, Coach Gene Fortino says, the team is headed in the sam...

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...