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Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Anish Vasudevan and Sreya Kumar

November 11, 2018


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

Sophomore Brooke Young stood beside the tennis courts, sweat dotted her forehead as her eyes stayed fixed on the remaining matches on the court. Needing just three more of her teammates to win their matches, she nervously awaited the results. The Matadors headed into Thursday’s match against Palo Alt...

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

November 8, 2018


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

The Matadors huddle together in the center of the court as captains and seniors Cynthia Hom and Leslie Ligier lead the team cheers. Tensions ran high as the weight of qualifying for the upcoming CCS games rested on the athletes’ shoulders. "It’s CCS,” Hom said. “If we lose, we're out of the draw. ...

Tennis Senior Night

Tennis Senior Night

Rajas Habbu and Oishee Misra

October 31, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Senior Leslie Ligier shook her head as she heard her friends cheering her on. She looked back, smiled and wiped off some sweat. It was girls tennis senior night — one of the last times that Ligier would get to play on the MVHS tennis team. Ligier, along with the rest of the tennis team, had the mai...

From Matador to Recruit

From Matador to Recruit

Rana Aghababazadeh and Julia Yang

September 28, 2018


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

As the college application season is now upon the class of 2019, many hopeful students wonder if they’ve satisfied the admissions offices of their favorite schools. Though her classmates are scrambling to perfect applications through the thick of college application season, Ligier is not. For her,...

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

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 the gym lobby with ...

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

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 cheer in loud, spir...

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

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 towards the Matadors...

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

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. The team has a rig...

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...