Vars boys tennis drops Wallenberg to stay undefeated

The varsity boys tennis team conquered the Wallenberg Bulldogs 6-1 on April 10 at Lowell. This is their seventh consecutive win of the season. They are currently ranked first in the Academic Athletic Association (AAA/ CIFSF).

Xaria Lubensky
After beating the Wallenberg Bulldogs 7-0 at home on April 10, varsity boys tennis successfully maintains its spotless record of the season.

In the singles division, both freshman Andrew Diep and junior Joshua Wong’s opponents forfeited. Senior Justin Wong won 6-4 and 6-3, but sophomore Jacob Beltran lost 2-6 and 2-4 to Andrew Chang.

The doubles division also faced a forfeit, but junior James Olson and freshman Arlo Novicoff won 6-0 and 3-0 due to a withdrawal from their opponents. Persisting through the longest match of the day, sophomore Alexander Liu and freshman Jonathan Fu won their match 6-2 and 6-3 with full tenacity.

Sophomore Jacob Beltran, the only player to face a loss in this game, feels he could have done better. According to Beltran, “focusing more and getting myself into the game [and] calming down” would have improved his performance.

Unfortunately for the Cardinals, many games in this season have been rained out. Beltran says it’s a lot more than last year and he thinks that it may be affecting the teams overall performance. “Compared to last season, it feels weird, I think it [the rain] is getting our game off,” he said. Senior co-captain Eli Ganz, however, takes a more positive outlook on the weather. “Although for us it’s kind of disappointing to get rained out,” Ganz said, “we’re in a drought and we need that water.”

Coming up, the Cardinals will play the St. Ignatius Wildcat on April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at home.