The CIF playoff had begun, SB and Newbury Park were the competitors. Both teams practicing hard and retaining positive thoughts for a swift win gathered around and were ready to play. Our doubles teams included Noah and Spencer, Taylor and Mikey then Logan came in, and then Tyler and Taggart were a duo. On our singles side we had, Mikey, Kai, Jackson, and Harry. All giving it 100% effort in winning or getting as many games as possible. As I recount particular matches below and memorable shots, I would like to mention how grateful I am to be a part of such an amazing team. Everyone was so kind and very skilled at the sport. A pre-congratulations to the Seniors and to wherever they go after SB high, they will make a great impact on the community and the people around them.
Kai, playing singles against Newbury Parks number 1 player showed impeccable strokes and decisive shots down the line. One was so spectacular, the player had to reminisce for a minute in whether it was in or out. Deciding it was in, due to the speed and accuracy of Kai’s past placements. The Newbury player won, but Kai had played brilliantly in his strategies and positive mentality.
The team gathered around for the last match. Harry playing singles against Newbury’s top 3 player. Down 5-2, Harry received two redvines. The next second he got onto the court, he came back 5-5! Broke the opponents serve and ended the match 7-6! Jackson on the right, played singles and won each set. Always having tricks up his sleeve, he is an overall very impressive tennis player! Logan, Tyler, and Taylor all played extraordinary doubles. The cooperation with their partner really depicts the capabilities they have in the game.
Pictured here is Harry, mid returning serve point. Neck to neck, Harry pulled the win for the team and made it possible along with each other doubles and singles for us to have a 10-8 victory. Friday we travel to Corona Del Mar High School to compete in the playoffs. Wish the team luck!
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