Jacqueline Chao
Freshman Stephanie Ye swings in her tennis match on April 18.

Opponent: Golden Sierra  High School

 

Location: Golden Sierra

 

Date: April 20

 

Final scores: Senior Nico Burns won (6-2, 6-2); junior Leo Eisner de Eisenhof won (6-1, 6-1); senior Zihao Sui lost (1-6, 4-6); freshmen Ashwin Rohatgi and Ming Zhu won (10-7); junior Chardonnay Needler and senior Lily Brown won (10-1); juniors Allison Zhang and Jacqueline Chao lost (1-10);

 

Inside info per Burns: “I tried to play more consistently during this match because I’ve been making a lot of unforced errors recently. I tried to go for higher percentage – safer and less risky – shots.

“I want to work on my serve because it was really inconsistent. I double-faulted a lot.”

 

Inside info per Brown: “(Chardonnay and I) won because we were able to work together.”

 

Coach’s comment (per coach Jamie Nelson): “We were able to have players for six of the nine categories for the only time this season.”

 

Next match: The league singles championship is Monday, April 20, at 8 a.m. at Highlands High School. Burns and Eisner de Eisenhof will compete to advance to the section championship in Stockton.

By Sarina Rye

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