Girl’s Tennis Fights for a Late Season Comeback

Colleen Burke, Staff Writer

This season, the Miramonte girls varsity tennis team struggled to live up to their former success, but still managed to perform well in DFAL competition.

The team tied for second place in DFAL with Dougherty Valley, behind rivals Campo. Since the girl’s tennis team was formerly considered one of the top teams in NCS, this performance was slightly disappointing.

Losses to Campolindo High School and Doughtery Valley were met with sadness and disappointment. While the team beat Dougherty Valley 6-3 in their first meeting, they lost 2-7 at the away match, marking their first loss to Dougherty Valley in the history of the program.

However, the team did dominate Acalanes 8-1 and defeated non-league powerhouses Carondelet 5-4 in a close and well-fought match.

Given the loss of former number one singles player Anastasia Kaiser ‘11, Meg Andersen ‘13, and Hanne Andersen ‘12, the team performed well.

“It’s a team effort when it comes to winning the matches as a whole,” said Caitlin Powell ‘13.

The young and inexperienced team could not have survived without four-year All-Conference player and captain, Tamar McCollom ‘12. The strong leadership from both McCollom and fellow returning senior, Logan Ehringer ‘12, has helped to ease the transition for all of the young players, and create the building blocks for a strong team into the future.

The team still has high hopes to make NCS which begins Tuesday, November 8. Individual DFALs take place on Thursday November 3.

While this season proved challenging, the team believes they will be able to reclaim their former glory in the future.