Forced to forfeit five of nine matches, tennis team is defeated by Highlands

With only five members of the team able to attend, the tennis team lost their match against Highlands High School on March 17.

The lack of players at the game forced the Cavs to forfeit five of nine matches.

Both sophomore Emil Erickson and junior Johann Dias defeated their opponents in  singles.

Even though Dias won the match, 6-0, 6-1, he said he“choked” in the second set.

“I dropped a game,” he said. “And that shouldn’t have happened.”

Since Dias is accustomed to playing against people ranked highly in the nation throughout the year, he needs to get used to this level of tennis again, he said.

“When you play at a certain level, you know where the ball is going to land,” Dias said. “But here you don’t know where the ball is going to go.”

Dias said he had to just keep the ball in until the other player missed.

Erickson won his match in two sets as well, 6-4, 6-2. He attributed his victory to his groundstrokes and his making most of his serves, although he did have some double faults.

“You don’t want to give away free points,” Erickson said.

Seniors Lara Kong, Grant Miner and Chien Ho were not as fortunate.

Kong was defeated, 2-1.

And because they were the only ones available, Miner and Chien were forced to compete in doubles against the best players on the other side, resulting in a crushing 10-0 defeat.

“I’m planning on making people show up,” Miner said. “There are people on our team better than us, so show up so Chien and I don’t have to play against the best people.”

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