New Year, New Team

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The San Diego High Girls Tennis team were practicing for an upcoming game at the Cavers Home Tennis Court against High Tech High, hoping for a win. Luckily the team pulled through with their outstanding singles and doubles players and won 12-6.

Tennis Head Coach Chaz Griffin is confident in his the girls team this year, and hopes to win a CIF title. On the season he said: “We are in Division 3. I think our rival to win is Grossmont, from the research I’ve done.” The boys tennis team won in 2015 and got to the finals in 2016, but again Coach Chaz said that he is confident that this will be their year. This could happen as the girls entering playoffs starting this Tuesday against Morse high school.

The team is very close and works extremely well together in doubles. Varsity doubles player Junior Vivien Bockenhauer has a positive outlook on the team. When asked about the team she said: “I feel like it’s fun , and we’re having a great time. I really like the team.” She added that she works very well with her team. Team members feel good about the season so far.

Varsity doubles player and Junior Lauren Gomez said: “I think it’s good  .  .  .  I think our coach  .  .  . he’s a professional, so I think he can get us far in CIF this year.” Lauren also said that she loves everyone on the team due to her knowing them for several years. She said that they are a very tight knit group and they all know each other. Singles players are not as team oriented, of course they practice with the team and they are identified as being part of the team, but when playing singles the only person you have to worry about is yourself she added.

Girls tennis is a very underrated sport that is not in the spotlight, such as football and basketball. But, the girls tennis is an extremely competitive and complex sport. It is between a popular one game sport, and a multiple competition sport like track or swim.

To follow a high school tennis match is fairly simple. There are six games that go on at once, three singles and three doubles. Each one of these six games plays until one side reaches six wins. When this happens the winning team receives a point. There are three sets of theses six game rounds, the team with more than nine points wins. If both teams have nine then it is a tie. In that case both teams will count the individual game scores in order to decide the winner.

Be sure to support the Lady Caver tennis team this week in their first playoff match on Tuesday at home.

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