Girls head into second game of CIF

Girls head into second  game of CIF

Katherine Konvitz '20 prepares to hit the ball in a 13-5 win against Marymount High School Oct 24 on Senior Night. Credit: Kyle Reims/Chronicle

After starting the season with a 2-3 record, the girls’ tennis team bounced back, finishing first in the Mission League and securing the title for the first time since 2017.

The Wolverines lost to Westlake High School 10-8 Oct. 7, marking its third loss and its last non-league match of the season. Isabella Rodriguez ’21 described the team’s mentality after the loss to Westlake.

“We were frustrated after losing to Westlake because we knew that we could have beaten them, but that was toward the beginning of the season, so we knew that if we stayed confident in our abilities that we could start winning those matches that hadn’t gone in our favor originally,” Rodriguez said.

Redemption From Loss

The team rebounded from the loss, winning its next four league matches. The Wolverines brought the season to a close with a win against Marymount High School on Oct. 14, finishing with a 7-1 league record and clinching the league championship. Doubles player Kylie Azizzadeh ’21 attributes the team’s success to the camaraderie the team developed this season.

“Last year, we had a very new team, but after spending a year together, we we are able to work a lot better together as a team, which ultimately lead to our team spirit and success,” Azizzadeh said.

The results of the CIF second round match Saturday were unavailable as of press time.

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