Girls’ tennis remains in first place

Asst. Sports Editor

The Lady Aztecs won 13-5 against the Schurr Spartans on Tuesday, October 14. They started off strong by hitting aces, which are serves without the other team returning the ball. The first set ended in a score of 5-1 with the Aztecs leading.

Freshman Maliah Pierribia said, “I like making them run. When I have an easy shot, I hit it in the corner.” Captains Nikki Wang and Asama Rungseriruch won all their sets. The second set ended 5-2 to a total of 10-3.

Wang said, “This is our comeback match from the last game against San Gabriel. As a team we are pretty strong. We encourage each other. Sometimes [the team] slacks off, but we’re trying to be ready for anything.”

Senior Julie Huynh and Pierribia also won their sets, ending the third set with a score of 3-2, totaling to the overall score of 13-5. Coach Mike Ten said, “We have a lot of seniors this year, which means they’re experienced. We’re in first place right now, and it’s a three-way tie with San Gabriel and Alhambra.”

Senior Tiffany Lee said, “I hope we win league this year. We’ve been champions for ten years. They can’t take that away from us.”

Regarding the rest of the season, Coach Ten said, “We’re in first place. We lost a close one to San Gabriel. It’s more pressure for the girls because they have to fight. Now it’s up
to them to win it. It’s our title.”

The Aztec Staff

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