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Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Amita Mahajan

March 9, 2016

The team gathers around coaches Evan Blomquist and Peter Wu for instructions about training drills and season expectations on Feb. 23. The players look forward to another successful season this year. Photo by Amita Mahajan. ast year’s badminton team was arguably the most successful MVHS spor...

Girls Tennis: Makes first definitive CCS win over St. Ignatius

Girls Tennis: Makes first definitive CCS win over St. Ignatius

Rachel Lu

November 10, 2011

With a winning record of 21-0, the varsity girls tennis team is the top seed in CCS this year. Their expectations were high as they went into their first CCS match on Nov. 9, winning 13-3 over St. Ignatius at MVHS.This year, the CCS rules have changed to a round robin style of play. Since ther...

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Patrick Xie

November 9, 2011

Two years in a row, Saratoga had given the varsity girls tennis team their only losses. Two years in a row, SHS took the CCS and the NorCal championships, leaving the Matadors in second. This year, it was the Matadors’ turn. Twenty-one wins, no losses. This year, varsity girls tennis achieved only its third undefeated season in...

Girls Tennis: Win against Gunn extends undefeated streak

Girls Tennis: Win against Gunn extends undefeated streak

Patrick Xie

September 22, 2011

After last year’s tough loss at the CCS finals, the Matadors are right back in the running to redeem themselves. Fresh off a Fresno tournament win, the Sept. 20 game against Gunn again showed off their dominance as they cruised to another 6-1 win. They are now 9-0 in league. This game showed off the power of the girls’ single rotation as junio...