Netters set to start league play
Photo by CORY CHEN
by JAIMIE HSU
Looking to improve their record, the varsity netters will play the Montebello Oilers Sept. 29.
They and the junior varsity netters faced the Mark Keppel Aztecs yesterday, but scores were not available at press time.
The netters suffered a 14-4 loss to the South Pasadena Tigers Sept. 22, ending their preseason 4-3.
Singles No. 3 Jordan Leong was the only player to win, 7-5. The Doubles No. 1 team Diana Diaz and Jane Quach won two sets, 6-4 and 6-0, and Doubles No.2, Jaimie Hsu and Sunnie Mo, won one set, 6-2.
“Confidence is key, especially in doubles,” said Quach. “As long as we constantly believe and encourage each other I think we would all be able to play stronger.”
The netters defeated the Rosemead Panthers 10-8, on Sept. 17.
Singles No. 1 Demitria Mo and Singles No. 2 Melody Yu each won two sets, 6-1 and 6-3 and 6-4 and 6-0, respectively.
Doubles No.1 team of Hsu and S. Mo won three sets with scores of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-2. The team of Karen La and Kelly Lam won one match, 6-3. The team of Quach and Lindsey Ueda and substitutes Melissa Jew and Kasey Wu each won one set, 6-4 and 6-2 respectively.
The varsity netters tied with the Arroyo Knights, 69-69 on Sept. 15.
“The team has to acknowledge their mistakes and be willing to correct them,” said Timothy Dang, varsity coach. “But I definitely believe that they will go far this season.”
The JV netters lost to the Tigers Sept.22, 15-3, ending their preseason 1-7.
The Doubles No.1 team of Ruby Kim and Joanne Kang, won one set 6-0, Doubles No.3 team of Melody Morales and Hannah Kanai, won one set, 4-1, as a forfeit; and the team of Daisy Rivera and Alma Sanchez won 6-3.
The JV team was defeated, 15-3, by the Tigers and 18-0 by the Panthers.
“All the teams we have encountered are all slightly more experienced,” said JV Coach Michael Kim. “However, the girls maintain a happy and optimistic attitude. I am sure we will prevail one day.”