#1 singles, senior Georgia Wilder is 5-3 on the season
After having their season postponed from the Fall due to COVID, and with lots of uncertainty as to whether there would even be a season or a team, the Lady Minutemen are back for a season like no other. Though playing through so many unprecedented factors, and though playing without a full squad, there has been a warm camaraderie, joy, and fellowship that has made the tremendous amount of work to get the season started worth it. This season is not about wins and losses, nor about competing for a championship. This season is about … being back, being together, being free to come together as a team and compete … together. Never has the word “together” held such significance or been so valued as it does right now for this team.
The team is anchored by 5 returners: Georgia Wilder (12), Amanda Yee (11), Bethany Ang (10), Stella Hsieh (10), and Audrey Loh (10). Joining the squad are Riley McCoy (11) and Sophia Aragon (9). Also highlighting the 2021 campaign is the return of former CIF-SS team champion, Olympic League and team MVP, Hailey McNall, as coach, along with her father, John McNall. Veteran coach, Sandra Hsieh, and Head Coach Arthur Hsieh round out the coaching staff.
Despite forfeiting 3 sets every time they play, the team is 2-1 on the season
- having lost to South Pasadena in the season opener, 3-15 (Amanda Yee/Bethany Ang went 2-1 in doubles, nearly sweeping; while Stella Hsieh won one set in singles, barely losing a tight one v. their #2)
- defeating Blair, 8-2 (Georgia Wilder, Stella Hsieh, Amanda Yee sweeping singles and Bethany Ang/Audrey Loh sweeping doubles)
- defeating Pasadena High School, 10-3 (Georgia Wilder, Stella Hsieh, Audrey Loh sweeping singles, and Amanda Yee/Bethany Ang winning one doubles)
Next up for the Lady Minutemen are the Warriors of Heritage Christian on Wednesday, 4/28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Burbank Tennis Center.