Glen A. Wilson’s girls’ tennis beat Los Altos High School (LAHS) on senior night with a score of 18-0 on Oct. 13th.
Senior night marks the varsity team’s last home game of the season and commends the team for all of the hard work they have put in for the last four years. To celebrate the end of the season, the team was given bouquets of flowers by their coach and underclassmen pitched in to buy gifts for the varsity members.
Coach Martin Marquez, who is in his first year of coaching tennis at Wilson HS, shares that he is impressed by everything the varsity tennis team has achieved this season.
“I am proud of my team for working hard all year in tennis as well as their academic classes,” Marquez said. “Now we get to focus on bringing the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) [Division 3] title home to Wildcats Nation.”
In addition, Marquez also shared what he wants the senior girls to learn from this season and keep in their hearts for the future.
“For our seniors: take this moment as a good memory. This is your last time playing Wilson tennis, [so] enjoy the moment,” Marquez said. “I am going to miss them, they are good kids. I will cry for sure, but I am most happy to have been a part of growing this program to such a high level.”
Victory after victory deemed the team undefeatable. Unfortunately however, the girls faced some setbacks with player injuries. Co-captain Chloe Wu (12) speaks to this, praising her team for adapting quickly to circumstances.
“As one of the singles players, I got injured and could not play in some games,” Wu said. “I felt bad, but [my team was] able to change the lineup and continue playing their hardest.”
As captain, Wu also reflects on what this position on the varsity team has taught her.
“[Being captain] helped me learn how to speak with different types of people with different personalities,” Wu said. “I am thankful for this as I have grown a lot as a person as a result.”
In regard to the teams’ favorite memories, Nabi Hernandez (12) recalled some of her highlights from this fall season.
“My most memorable highlights from this season were probably when we played against some of the more competitive schools,” Hernandez said. “It was fun to have more close games, but also super nerve-wracking!”
Moreover, Hernandez points out some major takeaways she gained from all her years on Wilson’s tennis team.
“Even if you win or lose, the team is still proud of you or still tells you good job,” Hernandez said. “They [are] super supportive and most of them [I have] been with since my freshman year. It [has] been good to get to know them over the years, and I think the whole team has accomplished their goals in having a good season.”
With a strong legacy established by Wilson’s astounding varsity girls’ tennis team, future students looking to join will be very excited to follow in the footsteps of their upperclassmen!