Acing the Competition

On March 5th, the greatest high schools in the bay area gathered to compete in a two-day tennis tournament in Logan. Among them were Drake, Amador, Logan, Miramonte, Head Royce and of course, Irvington high school.

On day one, Irvington faced off against Moreau and Miramonte, defeating them both 5 games to 2. Both varsity singles and doubles played extremely well and continued on to day two where they faced off against Head Royce in the semifinals. Irvington swept all 3 doubles and only lost 1 singles to defeat Head Royce 6 games to 1, which led them to the finals against Amador.

The Amador match was intense according to coaches MaryAnn and Erik Bryant. To put things into perspective, 3 out of the 7 matches had tie breaks and all three were won by Irvington. “The most memorable moment of the tournament was Xuchen (Varsity Singles 2) clinching the tournament against Amador,” said Coach Erik Bryant.

As a whole, the boys tennis team has gone 9 and 1 in preseason games and is expected to continue this trend into the season. “I was very proud of the young men for working as a team to secure each win,” said Coach MaryAnn Bryant. “The tournament was a good tune-up for our season.”