By Roland Li,
The varsity men’s tennis team was certainly dominant playing against Oak Ridge, especially the singles players. No singles player lost more than four games against their Oak Ridge opponent on Friday, May 5.
At No. 4 singles, senior Cooper Hosley made quick work of his opponent, winning 6-1, 6-0. Following him were No. 1 singles player senior Jasper Murphy and No. 5 singles player sophomore Edward Zhu, both winning 6-1, 6-1. Despite a clearly dominant win, Zhu still finds fault in his play.
“Sometimes during the match I wasn’t very focused on hitting the ball or moving my feet at times,” Zhu said.
However, Zhu believes that his problem affects just himself. He thinks that the team as whole has a weakness when it comes to focusing. A factor that may dictate the team’s performance for the rest of playoffs.
“Most of our practices we don’t focus and play tennis and get distracted by other things instead,” Zhu said.
Finishing the singles lineup, No. 2 singles junior Young Shim and No. 6 singles senior Nathan Dao both won 6-2, 6-1. At No. 3 singles senior Yoshi Wainwright had the least dominant match, winning his match 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles were very similar to the singles matches with the exception of No. 3 doubles. No. 3 doubles had the closest match, going to a third set. The sophomore duo Dustin Pu and Ryan Liu still brought home the win 6-2, 4-6, 10-3.
No. 1 doubles won 6-2, 6-4 and No. 2 doubles won 6-2, 6-1. Senior Tim Kim believes his win at No. 2 doubles is to be expected as is the rest of the team’s performance.
“We played normally which means extremely well,” Kim said.
Davis’ 9-0 win continues to show their ability on the court. Just a few days before, the team had 9-0’d Vacaville on Wednesday.
“I think the fact that a lot of us have been playing together as a team so compared to a lot of other teams we have a lot of experience which helps a lot,” Kim said.
The team’s next match will be Monday at Granite Bay.