Written by Yuki Klotz-Burwell
For the first time since 2012, girls’ varsity tennis made CCS semifinals, earning fourth place. They lost to Menlo High School on Nov. 11.
“We felt really good going in to CCS because we had won our league and won a few non-league matches with the league above us,” captain senior Emma Bers said. “We felt like we were real competitors.”
After a successful season with only one loss to Cupertino High School, the team will move up to the higher league next year. “We’re in the lower league because we got last place last year,” Bers said. “However, we won this year, so we’re going to move up and play against really good teams.”
Underclassmen contributed to the team’s success. “I think that we did a good job of welcoming [the new players] in and making them feel like a part of our team,” Bers said.
According to freshman Yarden Gaffan, the season allowed her to gain a sense of connectedness. “For the first time I really wanted other people to win and I didn’t only care about if I won or lost,” Gaffan said.