Girls’ tennis drops from second place to second to last in League

October 16, 2019 — by Jayne Zhou

With senior Monica Stratakos, the No. 1 singles player, out with an ankle injury recently, most of the team has been moved up a spot to compensate. Junior Alyssa Pinai, for instance, has been playing No. 1 singles. 

The team’s current record is 5-4. In order to qualify for CCS, the team must place in the top two teams of the league. Earlier this season, they were in second place; however, Stratakos’ injury has contributed to several losses that have dropped them to second to last. Among recent losses were ones to Cupertino and Palo Alto.

To bring themselves back into contention, the team must work harder during practice, senior doubles player Sanya Kwatra said.

Another player, junior Juhi Patel, has injured her knee but continues to play No. 3 singles.

“Usually we’re one of the better teams around campus, and we really hope to keep it that way,” Stratakos said.
 

Due to printing deadlines, the Falcon was unable to cover the matches against Mountain View on Oct. 15 and Los Gatos game on Oct. 17.