Doubles’ tennis team falls in CIF Round of 16

By Camille Shooshani

The girls’ varsity tennis doubles team of Kristina Park ’13 and Taylor Coon ’12 lost to Thousand Oaks on Dec. 1 in the Round of 16 CIF playoffs, ending both sets 6-1.

The girls are the fourth doubles team in Harvard-Westlake history to advance to that round.

“We weren’t really that sad when we lost,” Coon said. “I made it this far last year with Kei [Goldberg ’12] so getting here was my goal, and I did it with Kristina.”

The team was motivated to win for co-captain Goldberg, who was carried off the court during the first round of CIF playoffs after dislocating her shoulder.

She was sidelined and did not play for the remainder of playoffs.

Singles player Savannah de Montesquieu ’13 made it to the Round of 32 on Nov. 30 before losing 7-5 and 7-6 to a singles player from North J.W. High School.

These individual playoffs are separate from team playoffs.

The varsity girls’ team lost in the CIF quarterfinals Nov. 15 to Peninsula High School.

“I’m not sad at where we ended,” Sam Maccabee ’13 said. “We got pretty far, and there’s always next year.”