By Albert Sarkissian~ LAHS Journalism
The boy’s tennis team at Los Altos High School has had a strong season, which ended on Thursday, April 26, with a win over Diamond Ranch High School. The team had one of their strongest seasons ever, finishing the season at an outstanding eight and two league record, with the only losses both coming at the hands of Walnut High School.
The team started the season off strong with big wins over Charter Oak and Chino high school, two of the closest matches for them in their league. Varsity tennis player Jorge Salcedo states, “Last year we tied for second in the league with Charter Oak High School, but this year since we beat them twice we locked down second in the league, so all our hard work left us satisfied”. This was a common view shared among the team, with Junior David Beltran stating, “Charter Oak is always fun to play against because we are so evenly matched, making the wins against them this season even more satisfying”.
The season did not only revolve around the two teams however, with Chino High School and others also posing challenges for the team, although the varsity team beat them all. Salcedo states, “I am happy that we did so well, because now we are confident going into league finals”.
League finals are scheduled for Thursday, May 3 at Walnut High School, where all teams in the league will compete in a bracket. Beltran states, “This is my first year going to league finals, and it is very exciting. The team tells me that it is a good time, and that it takes all day”. As the varsity tennis team nears league finals, they also have their eyes on a bigger challenge, CIF. As the team placed second in their league, they will all be playing in the CIF bracket during May against schools tougher than they have ever played before.