SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 2020
The Palo Alto High School girls tennis team is looking to improve its shaky season as it enters its fourth week of league play.

Paly took first place in the Paly Invitational tournament, in part thanks to a phenomenal job by several doubles partners. The Vikings were also propelled by standout performances from Avanika Narayan and Avery Pearson.

On Oct. 1, the girls tennis team battled against Lynbrook High School. The future of the team was on the line: a win meant that Paly would continue to play in the highest league, De Anza League (DAL), next season.

A loss would result in the Vikings dropping down a division in 2016. Fortunately, Paly’s girls tennis team triumphed over the Lynbrook Vikings.

Junior Meredith Cummings, who will be returning to play in DAL next year, was especially happy about the Lynbrook match.

[pullquote speaker=”Halle Biorn” photo=”” align=”right” background=”on” border=”all” shadow=”on”]We’ve had great chemistry on the court which is one of the reasons that we’ve done well… I think that as a team we are getting stronger due to these matches.[/pullquote]

“We were all so excited and ecstatic,” Cummings said.

A lot of the Vikings’ recent success should be credited to the remarkable performances by the number one doubles team, Cummings and senior Halle Biorn.

“We’ve had great chemistry on the court which is one of the reasons that we’ve done well,” Biorn said.

The team suffered a loss of 0-7 at the hands of Monta Vista High School. Not a single singles or doubles team was able to win their set that day.

As the Vikings continue their season with upcoming games against Los Gatos High School on Oct. 13, Homestead High School on Oct. 15 and Los Altos on Oct. 20, they hope to become more consistent and look to end above .500.

“The season has been really tough so far” Biorn said. “I think that as a team we are getting stronger due to these matches.”

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