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Vars girls tennis eases past Balboa Buccaneers 7-0

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Vars girls tennis eases past Balboa Buccaneers 7-0

Sophomore Christine Shen concentrates on her overhead shot against the Balboa Buccaneers on Oct. 10.

Sophomore Christine Shen concentrates on her overhead shot against the Balboa Buccaneers on Oct. 10.

Christina Johnson

Sophomore Christine Shen concentrates on her overhead shot against the Balboa Buccaneers on Oct. 10.

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Sophomore Christine Shen concentrates on her overhead shot against the Balboa Buccaneers on Oct. 10.

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The varsity girls’ tennis team defeated the Balboa Buccaneers 7-0 on Oct. 10 at Lowell. This win ties the Cardinals with Washington for first in the Academic Athletic Association San Francisco Section.

In the singles division, Lowell dominated with junior Emily Chen going 6-0, 6-0, and fellow juniors Kiara Chan and Kim Chang winning 6-2, 6-0, and 6-0, 6-4, respectively. Sophomore Kim Toy also emerged victorious, winning 6-0 and 6-1.

Meanwhile in the doubles division, senior Madeline Aubry and sophomore Jasmine Chin won their match 6-0, 6-0. So did junior Anna Kaplan and sophomore Taylor Chin. Junior duo Kaitlin Canotal and Christine Shen also defeated the Bucs’ duo, going 6-0, 6-1.

Wednesday marked the first time Canotal and Shen played doubles together, and they put a strong emphasis on teamwork and consistency. The match began smoothly with Shen acing multiple serves. But the duo hit a brief rough patch at the beginning of their second set. After Coach Darryl’s advice during a break,the girls returned to the match galvanised. “[The Balboa players’] shots had a lot less pace than we’re used to,” Canotal said. “So we had to learn how to use that to our advantage and be more aggressive.”

According to senior co-captain Julianna Eng, the team was overall “pretty solid, hit some great shots, and really stayed focused and consistent.” With All-City and their crucial tie-breaker game against Washington fast approaching, she plans for the team to hone their strategizing.

The Cardinals will face off against the Washington Eagles on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Lowell.

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Christina Johnson, Multimedia Editor

I joined the Lowell publication after going to an information meeting. I wanted to become a reporter, but everyone in the information meeting raised their hand to become a photographer...being too shy to be the only one interested in reporting, I raised my hand to become a photographer too. I’m glad I raised my hand that day and now I can enjoy giving Lowell the best graphics I can. When I’m not taking pictures for the publication, I’m taking pictures of cute dogs, pigeons, and flowers I find around the city or playing DDR at an arcade. You definitely won’t find me at the beach because I hate sand.

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