The JV girls’ tennis team finished their preseason with a 2-5 record, with their last game against Temple City ending with a 5-12 score.
Their losing scores were at an approximate 1:2 set ratio, with the exception of the match against San Marino which was a 2-16 loss. The game against Rosemead neared its end at a 9-9 set tie-breaker, but ended in a loss since the other previous team had won more games during those sets. According to JV Captain Mimi Lai, what attributed most to the losses was their adaption to certain playing styles.
“[The opponents’] playing style was different; we got caught off guard,” said Lai.
However, JV Head Coach Bill Yee noted that the team’s efforts were not in vain. Their summer practice led them to win games at a 2:1 set ratio and the collective games set a new bar for their Almont League season.
“It is always better to play against harder teams because that’s how we improve,” said Yee.
Although preseason games does not have any effect over the League standings, Yee is confident in the team’s ability to do well in League now that they know what to expect from other schools in the future.