The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Race in Sports

Race in Sports

Exploring the different facets of race in sports
Junior and Varsity Girls Basketball captain Julianna Kimm stands before the Chinese flag.

Representation in sports matters

Irene Tang and Matthew Yoshimoto February 8, 2022
Exploring how students are inspired by professional athletes of the same race
Freshman Varsha Iyengar gets ready to serve the ball. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Picking up a racket

Kalyani Puthenpurayil September 21, 2021
Three tennis players explain how they first began the sport
An illustration of a stray tennis ball on a tennis court

On the tennis court

Shivani Madhan March 13, 2021
Reflecting on my tennis journey and recognizing the harms of fixating on success
Junior Mukta Uparkar found the match to be more chaotic with COVID restrictions.

Girls Tennis: MVHS defeats Homestead in its first match of the season

Jayanti Jha February 21, 2021
MVHS wins 6-1 despite COVID changes and restrictions
Junior Zara Fung serves the ball

Girls Tennis: The Matadors fall to Cupertino HS

Lance Tong October 15, 2019
MVHS loses 5-2 in the ninth game of the season
Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Shuvi Jha, Stuti Upadhyay, and Hannah Lee September 11, 2019
Tracing recalled Judge Aaron Persky’s hiring this summer through him getting let go on Sept. 11
Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Anish Vasudevan and Sreya Kumar November 11, 2018

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,...

Girls tennis: Team wins 4-3 against Saratoga HS

Girls tennis: Team wins 4-3 against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez September 19, 2017

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...

Photo by Anthony Moll

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Aditi Gnanasekar August 19, 2017

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...

Freshman Claire Ettinger passes the ball to a teammate during a game against Milpitas HS.

What it feels like to be a freshman on varsity: Freshman sensation

Roshan Fernandez January 31, 2017

When girls varsity tennis coach Lu Tang yelled for his players to huddle up at the end of tryouts, freshman Meera Bambroo felt a bit lost. Since the coach hadn’t posted a roster, she was unsure whether...

Senior Laura Cao talks to junior Carol Lei, who, with the rest of the team, helped organize the senior night celebrations. Photo by Tanya Ravichandran.

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Himani Yalamaddi November 8, 2016

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...

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