West Ranch Varsity Girls Tennis falls short against Valencia


Clarissa Zuo, Staff Writer

   On Wednesday Sep. 8, the Varsity Girls Tennis team came up short against their rival, Valencia High School. The final score was 14-4, making this the first league loss this season for the Wildcats.

   Junior Avry Bedrossian told the Paw Print after the game, “I feel like the game went well. Although we didn’t win, we put up a good fight.”

   Despite the heat of the afternoon, the game still had a gathering of attendees, including a few former players.

   “It was really nice to come back and watch the team play against our rivals. I enjoyed seeing and catching up with all my old teammates and my coach,” Ashley Tonthat, a class of 2021 alumna of the tennis program, said. “It was also fun cheering them on and bringing back that Wildcat spirit. Honestly, seeing them compete today made me reminisce about my time with them last year.”

   The Wildcats current record at the time of publication is 5-1, placing them second in the league. This game in particular comes after a 17-1 loss to the Camarillo High School Scorpions the previous day. 

   West Ranch Tennis’s Coach Resler said, “Bouncing back from our experience yesterday, where we lost really badly, to how they played today, I see a huge difference already in what they learned yesterday and how they made that different today. That’s all I really care about—their growth.”

   With this game being only the sixth that the team has played this year, 16 more remain before the end of the season. They will then compete in the preliminary rounds for the league title at Hart High School. The top four teams in the preliminary rounds then advance to finals, where they play against each other to determine the season’s league champion.

   “I’m really excited for the prelims because, after analyzing my girls, I’m really seeing what we have to work on, not just as individuals, but as a whole team,” Coach Resler said.

   Bedrossian agreed that the team is poised to continue improving as the season progresses. “We have been practicing and working on some skills we needed to work on so we can be better prepared for future games.” 

   With more matches of an exciting season still lying ahead, we wish them the best of luck!