Girls Tennis attempts to sustain a track record of success

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Elliot Ki

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 players have left the team behind, for reasons such as attending college or moving to a different school, the expectations of the team remain high.
“We still have a solid team and the depth is still there,” coach Gene Fortino said.
Returning members include senior Kelsey Chong, sophomore Anna Kang, junior Katherine Guo, junior Aiswarya Sankar and junior Nicole Stomakhin.
The team considers the De Anza League to be competitive, which is the same league in which they competed in last year. All the teams, including Saratoga High School, Lynbrook High School and Palo Alto High School, strive to attain the league championship. One important event on the calendar is the California Classic in Fresno, held on the weekend following Labor Day on Sept. 6 through Sept.7. Teams throughout northern and southern California compete in the tournament. Returning players will try to make up for the loss of the players that departed.
“I have a positive outlook on the season and I think our returning members will be able to pick up the slack,” Kesala said, a co-captain of the team. This season, the team predicts that they will win the CCS championship once again. The team is confident as depth of returning members is formidable.
As tryouts end next week and after the team roster is finalized, the girls are looking forward to another successful season, bringing home trophies, awards, and medals to be proud of.
This article was updated on September 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm to include a photo of the girls tennis team.