Tennis coach proud after Cavs put up good fight against a full Highlands roster

Date: March 8

Opponent: Highlands High School

Location: Highlands

Result: Loss for Cavs

Boys’ singles

Senior Johann Dias: 6–0, 6–1

Junior Emil Erickson: 6–3, 6–2

Boys’ doubles

Junior Christian Van Vleck and senior Nathan Chan: 10–4

Girls’ singles

Sophomore Lily Brown: 2–6, 5–7

Girls’ doubles

Freshmen Allison Zhang and Jacqueline Chao: 10–8

Jacqueline Chao
Freshman Chardonnay Needler, who sustained an ankle injury during her doubles match, is carted off the court.

Freshman Chardonnay Needler and sophomore Zihao Sui: Forfeited


Senior Colby Connor did not play due to a sprained ankle sustained prior to the match.

Freshman Chardonnay Needler rolled her ankle during the first set and had to be take off the court in the equipment cart.

Coach’s corner: “I think we played very well. I was really proud of them after having to sub against a team like Highlands. Having no one to play and almost winning against a school with a full roster was an amazing feat,” coach Jamie Nelson said.

—By Ben Miner

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