Boys’ varsity tennis defeats Priory to maintain their undefeated record


Darren Gu

Ronak Baldua (11) prepares to hit. The final score was 7-0.

The varsity boys’ tennis team defeated Priory 7-0 at the Santa Clara Tennis Center yesterday afternoon, boosting their league record to an undefeated 8-0 overall.

The game was over quickly; the boys only lost a few games in the seven two out of three matches. “Our team went pretty well. We only dropped three games total, or something,” David Wen (9) said.

Randy Zhao (9) felt that the team’s concentration during the game and their confidence as a team helped achieve this big win.

“We’re just a lot more focused and our energy is a lot higher because we understand how good we are and we’re ready to work together as a team to just go out and win,” Randy said. “I think we’re more of a team now and more of a family.”

Although the team beat Priory yesterday, the players have moved their attention to their upcoming matches.

“Next games, I look forward to seeing more competition, and more enthusiasm because it’s gonna be a tougher match,” Gary Tsai (9) said.

Michael Zhao (11) also anticipated competing against challenging opponents in the future.

“We’re gonna have to do a lot better than what we did today, even though we did really well today,” Michael said. “I think that once we ramp up our practicing and that kind of stuff, it will be good and I guess looking forward to actually playing some really good matches next week.”

Coach John Fruttero believed that the team was still enthusiastic about their Division 4 Championship win, and hoped that they keep their determination throughout the next week in their games against some of the strongest teams of the league.

“The team played well, still on a little bit of a high from the Fresno trip, and trying to keep everybody motivated going into our biggest week of season next week,” Fruttero said. “Next week, we play our toughest competition, which is Crystal Springs and Sacred Heart. They placed second and third last year in league, and I feel we have a shot to surpass one or both of them this season.”

The boys will play against Crystal Springs Uplands at their school next Wednesday at 3:30.