The defending 2018 CIF-SS D5 champions opened the 2019 campaign with a convincing win over the undermanned Bulldogs of Pasadena., For the most part, the veteran returning starters took care of business methodically and efficiently.
#2 singles, Malena Smith, scored a triple bagel (6-0, 6-0, 6-0), while #1 Maddie Kane won, 6-0, 6-0, before being subbed out for alternate Jeanne Yang, who scored a 6-0 victory in her first ever high school tennis match. In her first ever start, #3 Fay Sheng outclassed her opponent and won, 6-0, before losing, 2-6, to the Bulldogs’ #1.
In doubles, defending Olympic League doubles champions and runners-up, #1 Michael Wilkins/Aria Haver-Hill and #2 Georgia Wilder/Amanda Yee showed their experience and confidence, sweeping their opponents while working out some off-season rust.
Today marked the high school debut of #3 doubles, Bethany Ang/Stella Hsieh, who showed lots of potential in their 6-0, 6-2, 6-0 sweep. It was a fitting way to celebrate Ang’s birthday today.
MHS is on the road once again tomorrow to play a familiar opponent, San Gabriel. The match starts at 3 p.m.