Wind, sun contribute to tennis team’s loss to Highlands

Date: April 12

Opponent: Highlands High School

Location: Rio Del Oro Racquet Club

Result: Win for Highlands

Boys’ singles: Junior Christian Van Vleck lost, 4-6, 3-6.

Girls’ singles: Sophomore Lily Brown won her match, 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Zihao Sui lost, 0-6, 0-6.

Inside info from Brown: “I think I played pretty well because the last time (my opponent) beat me, so I think that I’ve improved because I beat her,” Brown said.

Girls’ doubles: Freshmen Allison Zhang and Jacqueline Chao lost, 6-10

Inside info from Zhang: “We lost partially because there was sun in our eyes on one of the sides, and we’re not used to practicing in the sun because we practice in the morning.

“It was also super windy, which made it super hard to hit on one side but easy to hit on the other.”

Inside info from coach Jamie Nelson: “This was the first time Zihao had played singles. She is a regular at our 7 a.m.practice and is learning the game very quickly.”

The next match is against Encina High School on April 14 at Rio Del Oro at 3:30 p.m.  

—By Ben Miner

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