On Apr. 11, boys’ tennis defeated South Hills HS on the road with a score of 10-8.
Head coach Martin Marquez comments on his team’s performance, as well as what he was most proud of.
“It was an intense game, we were tied 3-3 in the first round and in the second round 6-6,” Marquez said. “In the third round, our doubles were down 2-5 but had an amazing comeback and won on tiebreakers 7-3. I am very proud of our team. We have been ranked number 1 in [California Interscholastic Federation] (CIF) division 4 from February to March and are now 2-4 in season.”
Additionally, Marquez shares some key takeaways that the team learned and hopes to apply to future competitions.
“If we play together, we can win matches,” Marquez said. “We learned that we need to do more conditioning drills and practice for our consistency.”
Furthermore, captain Korey Wee (12) shares how he prepared in advance for this match.
“I played and practiced before the game with friends to hone my skills and to make up for when I got sick a while back,” Wee shared.
Lastly, player Ryan Chu (12) reflects on his performance during the game, and what he enjoyed most.
“The game was filled with adrenaline and excitement, as our match was the last of the day that determined if our school won or not,” Chu said. “My doubles partner and I were nervous, but put all of our effort into the match and ultimately our hard work paid off.”
Chu also comments on aspects of the game that could be improved upon for the team’s next contests.
“One factor I want to work on is improving my volleys,” Chu said. “I hope I can become more precise and strategic with my shots.”
Boys’ tennis will take on Rowland HS next on Apr. 18.