Girls tennis places second in league; win 2nd round of CIF

The varsity girls tennis team. THE AZTEC/RODOLFO ARIAS
The varsity girls tennis team. THE AZTEC/RODOLFO ARIAS

Keppel’s girls varsity tennis won, 144, against Bishop Montgomery High School, while away on November 4. The Lady Aztecs also took the win on October 27, 10-8, continuing their streak with the game against San Gabriel. The girls made it to second place in league and won their second round of CIF games, which is a major accomplishment this season. Varsity girls made a comeback in the second half of the season, according to Senior Mika Miyagi.

“I feel like we accomplished making a comeback in the second half of season,” Miyagi said. “We made it to second place in league and even won our second round of CIF games.” She also stated that one of her strengths was “the desire to win because it’s my last season.”

Sophomore Maliah Pierribia’s main goal this season was to “be more dedicated to tennis and be prepared for games and I feel like I accomplished that.” Pierribia stated that one of her weaknesses this season was getting injured a lot and missing several games, but that did not stop her from giving 110% at each game and practice. Overall, Pierribia felt like this season was better than she expected. “We won most of our games and ended up second in our league,” she said.

Captain Arianna Acuff noted that the team has accomplished a variety of things, including teamwork. Acuff said, “our bond has become so strong since season started, which helps us win our games and get through anything.” Having a great bond can be very important, according to Acuff.

She also mentioned that “the season went fantastic [is because] we have discovered our strengths and weaknesses and what returning players can do better ourselves for next season. Overall they played a great season and conquered this season by winning most of their games. And by working on bettering themselves for next season. We will bring in that first place plaque next season.”

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