Boys tennis team wins CIF SoCal Regional Championship

Alexander Hahn

The boys tennis team concluded its season with a 6-1 victory over Woodbridge High School, making the Wolverines the 2020-2021 CIF SoCal State Regional Champions. The squad had a final overall record of 17-1 and a league record of 9-1, losing only to Loyola High School on April 15, whom the Wolverines beat in a rematch on May 4. During regionals, the squad won 20 out of 21 sets, making an almost flawless run throughout the competition. In addition to their regional win, the Wolverines defeated University High School to win the CIF-SS Open Division Championship on May 28.   

Singles and doubles player Andrew Arkow ’23 said he was really proud of his team’s hard work and success this season, especially given how young the team is. 

“We had an incredible season this year. After losing many of our star players from last year’s senior class, we finished with an impressive overall and league record and managed to win the Open Division and State Regional Championships, which our team is extremely happy with,” Arkow said.

Arkow also said that the strong relationships and bonds between the team have played a key role in the squad’s ability to win state this season. 

“We have strong players throughout our whole lineup and we all work well with each other,” Arkow said. “This team depth and camaraderie greatly contributed to our win versus Woodbridge.” 

Despite losing three senior players next year, singles player Teddy Ingold ’24 said he is still excited for what is to come next season. 

“It was an absolute blast to get the opportunity to start and win a CIF Championship my freshman year,” Ingold said. “I can’t wait to repeat next year.”

Looking forward to the future, Arkow said he is confident in the squad’s continued performance at a high level.

“We have a lot of young players who are strong on the team, and developing those young players’ games and turning them into leaders on the court will help with our success as a team in the future,” Arkow said.