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Girls tennis: Team loses a close game against Homestead

Girls tennis: Team loses a close game against Homestead

Sandhya Kannan

October 1, 2015


Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports

They weren’t kidding when they said they played rain or shine. Tuesday, Sept. 29 saw several changes in weather over the course of just a few hours. The sky quickly transformed from a bright blue to a dark, misty gray, but that didn’t stop the girls varsity tennis team from fighting for every...

Girls tennis: Team looks to compensate for the graduation of key players

Girls tennis: Team looks to compensate for the graduation of key players

Sandhya Kannan

August 21, 2015


Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports Editor's Picks

Graphic by Derek Shao.  Bright rays engulf the raised green and blue asphalt, rackets forcefully swing back and forth in intervals and the pattering of feet echo throughout the court— girls tennis tryouts have begun, and after the loss of three seniors from the previous season, the players are...

Girls tennis: Five memorable game GIFs

Girls tennis: Five memorable game GIFs

Sanjana Murthy

November 5, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

On Oct. 30, girls tennis played Los Alto High School in their final home game of the season. They won two out of four of their singles matches, and two out of their three doubles matches to win by the close margin of 4-3. Freshman Rashmi Ghonasgi serves an ace to make the score of the second set 3-...

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...

Coach’s Corner: Girls volleyball coach Colin Anderson

Coach’s Corner: Girls volleyball coach Colin Anderson

Sanjana Murthy

October 3, 2014


Filed under Coach's corner, Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

El Estoque: When did you first start coaching volleyball, and what do you love most about it? Colin Anderson: I began at MVHS in the fall of 2000 and coached JV at first. I was mostly a basketball player through high school and college, but I started playing volleyball after college because it...

Girls tennis: Team reflects on improvements for future games

Girls tennis: Team reflects on improvements for future games

Sharon Tung

October 2, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Uncategorized

  Freshman Carol Lei, Sophomore Arushi Rai, and Senior Captain Nicole Stomakhin reviewed their performance in their match against Saratoga High School on Sept. 25. The MVHS team lost 6-1. Three of the games went to tiebreak so even though the overall game score showed a considerable gap,...

Girls tennis: MVHS continues winning streak against Gunn High School

Girls tennis: MVHS continues winning streak against Gunn High School

Sanjana Murthy

September 21, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

On Sept. 16, MVHS played Gunn High School in its third game of the season. The team dominated from start to finish, winning all matches in straight sets. GHS was not able to progress past a set score of 6-4 in any of the seven matches, a strong indicator of the extent to which MVHS dominated. Senior...

Girls Tennis: MVHS dominates against Homestead High School in second game of season

Girls Tennis: MVHS dominates against Homestead High School in second game of season

Sanjana Murthy

September 16, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

On Sept. 11 at Monta Vista High School, the girls tennis team beat Homestead High School 6-1 and proved that they are still as strong as they have been in previous years. Before their first game, the Girls Tennis team was unsure of what would happen this season and were not expecting to be as successful a...

Girls Tennis hopes to win CCS for fourth year in a row

Girls Tennis hopes to win CCS for fourth year in a row

Sanjana Murthy

August 21, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports

  Last year, the Girls Tennis team won Norcals and CCS for the third year in a row. This year, the reigning champions hope to continue their streak despite the loss of several key players.   Coach Gene Fortino El Estoque: How do you feel about this year’s team? Fortino: We did los...

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...