Location: Highlands High School
Date: April 25
Final scores: In the league doubles championship, freshmen Ashwin Rohatgi and Ming Zhu lost (6-10) and will not advance. Junior Leo Eisner won the finals of the league singles championship (2-6, 6-3, 6-4).
Inside info per Eisner: “I played pretty poorly at the start, as proven by my loss of the first set. I had already played my opponent once during the regular season and beaten him 6-4, 6-4.
“After losing the first set, I knew that a change had to be made. I (played) the ball safely and (made fewer) unforced errors. Instead, I let him make those. This technique barely worked, but it worked nonetheless.
“I felt pretty good going into the last set since I had finally understood how to beat him.”
Inside info per Rohatgi: “My groundstrokes went well, (and) my ball placement also worked well.
“(If) I (had) warmed up before I played, (it) would have bettered my performance.”
Fun fact: This was the first time that Eisner had to play more than two sets in a match.
Next match: The first day of the section championship tournament, which Eisner will compete in, is in Stockton on Thursday, May 3.
—By Sarina Rye