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