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Girls tennis team dominates Menlo 6-1 to win CCS Championship

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 11, 2021

The girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 in the CCS Finals last Friday, capping off their undefeated season and bringing home the first CCS Championship in Harker tennis history. “We knew that it...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf team's victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

Anushka Mehrotra (10) swings at a ball during the team’s CCS semifinals’ matchup against St. Francis last school year. Girls tennis resumed three weeks ago, and since then, the team has racked up three victories, against Monta Vista, Sacred Heart, and now, Menlo.

Girls tennis team defeats Menlo, snapping 24-year-long win streak in league play

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 13, 2021

The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 4-3 yesterday in the first game of their season, snapping Menlo’s record-setting 24-year, 266-match-long win streak in league play. The Eagles were represented...

Jessica Zhou (10) prepares to hit a bunker shot at a practice round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club last week. Following the upper school's safety protocols for athletes, players are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.

Spring sports kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan March 1, 2021

Despite a delayed start to their seasons, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County during the winter, upper school athletes in cross country, football, girls golf and girls tennis are currently...

Following the most recent state and county COVID-19 regulations, the CIF's purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, and track and field, have been allowed to resume.

CIF’s purple tier sports allowed to begin competing

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham February 11, 2021

The California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming and track and field, have been allowed to resume following the most recent state...

Sophomore Sara Wan swings at the tennis ball during a CCS semifinals match last year. Competitive boys and girls tennis seasons for this year are scheduled to begin in the spring, as per the California Interscholatic Federation’s (CIF) revised sports schedule for the 2020 - 2021 school year.


Tennis preseason workouts scheduled to begin on Oct. 10

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham October 13, 2020

Tennis preseason workouts are scheduled to begin this Friday, Oct. 10, as per a Schoology announcement released by upper school’s athletic trainer Jaron Olson.  The workouts will be split up into...

High school sports for the upcoming school will be divided into two seasons and will only start in December 2020 or January 2021. Students who normally play multiple sports will now have to make a decision if their sports have been moved to the same season.

Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham July 26, 2020

High school sports for the upcoming school year will only start in December 2020 or January 2021, according to the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement on Monday.  The three...

Anushka Mehrotra (9) prepares to hit the ball during her singles match in CCS semifinals. After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School 5-2 on Saturday, Nov. 16

Girls tennis ends historic season at CCS semifinals

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2019

After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School in the semifinals matchup on Saturday, Nov. 16, marking the end of their run in the CCS playoffs. The...

Varsity tennis captain Gina Partridge (12) hits the ball during a team practice earlier in the season. After beating Menlo-Atherton 4-3 in the CCS quarterfinals match, they move on to semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 16, against St. Francis.

Girls tennis continues playoff run with win over Menlo-Atherton

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 14, 2019

The girls tennis team beat Menlo-Atherton High School 4-3 in their quarterfinal matchup, continuing their Cinderella run in the CCS playoffs. Currently 15-2 overall, the Eagles have had an impressive season...

Hilari Fan (11) practices with the team at the Blackford tennis courts. The girls next play against Menlo-Atherton in the quarterfinals of the CCS tournament on Thursday.

Girls tennis upsets Cupertino as volleyball ends playoff run

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 13, 2019

Girls Tennis The girls' tennis team upset the Cupertino High Pioneers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, winning the crucial matchup 4-3 today afternoon at Cupertino. The...

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 4, 2019

A few fall sports — Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Cross Country — will continue their playoff season next week, while four winter sports — girls basketball, boys basketball, girls...

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