Varsity Girls Tennis Falls to Monta Vista

Up against the team that won division one at the Fresno tournament, the varsity girls tennis team faced Monta Vista as the underdog and eventually lost 7-0. The girls nonetheless put up a good fight as they battled against their more experienced opponent.

“I think we played as well as we could given the conditions, but we [have] definitely played better [before],” senior Ali Dyer said. “We had issues because they had a lot of spin on their serves and they hit a lot harder than we were used to.”

Sophomore Kacey Incerpi, the Eagles’ number one singles player, played well against a strong player in a high-quality match drawn out with long rallies. Kacey’s hard-hitting opponent took away the victory, winning 6-4, 7-5.

A tight match resulted for the number two doubles, junior Sparsha Saxena and senior Aimee Deng, who played the first set without making many errors. After winning the first set, their level dropped slightly, though they volleyed well and were able to stay in the point. However, they fell to the Monta Vista doubles in the tiebreaker.

“I actually think we did really well in the first set and then we didn’t do so well in the second set, but then we came back and played really well in the tiebreaker,” Aimee said. “I think everyone has things they can work on and can improve on for our next match.”

Because it is still early in the season, the girls tennis team has time to improve to redeem itself during its next match against Monta Vista again on Monday, October 10.

“We put up a good fight, considering they won division one,” Coach Hung Nguyen said. “I think our doubles pretty much played toe-to-toe with them. My goal is to finish probably somewhere in the middle or upper half [in the league]”.