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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

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...

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

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...

Freshman Leslie Ligier’s arduous journey to varsity tennis

Freshman Leslie Ligier’s arduous journey to varsity tennis

Aditya Pimplaskar

October 23, 2015

Story by Aditya Pimplaskar and Derek Shao Freshman Leslie Ligier has followed an odd path to success. Unlike most who find themselves immediately drawn to their passions, Ligier has experienced a journey from disinterest to domination on the tennis court. Ligier, sister of 2015 MVHS alumnus, two-time...

Girls tennis: Team loses a close game against Homestead

Girls tennis: Team loses a close game against Homestead

Sandhya Kannan

October 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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...