Boys tennis has continued its slow season, winning just two of its last nine matches. The team beat Milpitas High School 5-2 and Lynbrook High School 4-3. However, the boys fell to many other high schools, including Cupertino High School, Homestead High School and Henry M. Gunn High School in a series of disappointing matches.
Recently, the team faced off against Sacred Heart Prep and Monta Vista High School.
These matches resulted in two losses for Paly with a final score of 2-5 against Sacred Heart Prep and a crippling 0-7 defeat to Monta Vista.
Injuries have continued to impact key players this season and the top four players on the team have been injured or sick during the last couple weeks. Senior captain Shiv Matta has been injured and was unable to play in all of the last seven games.
[The team] is playing in Division One, I believe we’re making progress. I think towards the end of the season we built team chemistry and had passion in our games.
“Recently, we have been losing,” junior Dylan Polley said. “The team has had its ups and downs throughout the season… Personally I think my attitude has improved through this season.”
Hopefully other players will echo Polley in a trend of improvement, as the Santa Clara Valley Athletics League (SCVAL) tournament is currently underway. During the 2-day tournament, the team will compete for coveted spots at Central Coast Sectionals (CCS). Hopes for making it to CCS are low, as the team has been performing poorly throughout the season, and their only hope is to improve at a rapid pace.
“[The team] is playing in Division One, I believe we’re making progress,” Polley said. “I think towards the end of the season we built team chemistry and had passion in our games.”