Tennis/ Oct 08 2021

Claremont Shuts Out Colony, 18-0, in Thursday’s Palomares League Match; Wolfpack Improves to 6-0

Thanks to Bob Waldman for this report Pictured L-R: Paige Ruffner & Martina De Nigris Girls Tennis: Claremont continued its dominance in Palomares League matches on Thursday. The Wolfpack defeated visiting Colony, 18-0, to improve to 6-0 in league. In those six victories, CHS has defeated its league counterparts by a combined margin of 92-16. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 08 2021

Geffen Academy Defeats Maranatha, 13-5, But Lady Minutemen Win Four Matches More Than First-Round Loss

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: While it was still mathematically possible for Maranatha to compete for the Olympic League title, entering today’s match, the possibility was remote. Geffen had finished their first round of league play with resounding, 17-1, 18-0, 17-1 victories over the rest of the league, including Maranatha (17-1). The […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 06 2021

Maranatha Takes Leg Up on Valley Christian After 11-7 Olympic League Victory Over Defenders

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: Both teams knew the importance of today’s match – gaining control of a potential CIF-SS playoff berth. If the Defenders win, they even the season series at 1-1, setting up their final clash of the season as the likely decider of who will get the Olympic League’s […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 01 2021

Maranatha Outlasts Valley Christian, 11-7, in Thursday’s Olympic League Showdown

Thanks to Maranatha for this report: Girls Tennis: With the emergence of Geffen UCLA as the class of the Olympic League this season, the real intrigue is the battle for second between Maranatha (D5) and Valley Christian (D4). At stake is the league’s remaining automatic playoff berth, assuming Geffen secures the first slot. The Lady […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 29 2021

Short-Handed Maranatha Grinds Out 11-7 Olympic League Victory Over Heritage Christian

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: In their second league match, the short-handed Lady Minutemen had to come together to overcome three forfeited sets due to the absence of singles player, Violet Salvo. With a team of only nine players, Maranatha has no alternates, and thus, no wiggle room at all – if […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 29 2021

Claremont Cruises to 15-3 Victory Over Ayala in Tuesday’s Palomares League Match

Girls Tennis: The Claremont High tennis program got a balanced effort in Tuesday’s 15-3 victory over Ayala. CHS went 7-2 in singles,  and 8-1 in doubles matches. Claremont’s No. 1 singles player, Sydney La, cruised once again. La won all three of her sets (and matches), and didn’t drop a single game. Kyriaki Papadatos (No. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 24 2021

Geffen Academy Takes Over Olympic League Penthouse; Maranatha’s Long Reign Finally Comes to an End

Thanks to Maranatha for this story: Girls Tennis: Maranatha’s near decade-long reign over the Olympic League’s girls tennis scene has come to an end. There’s a new sheriff in town, the Geffen UCLA Bruins. The Lady Minutemen were no match for the Bruins, who were superior from top to bottom. There were a few close […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 24 2021

Claremont Singles Players Go 9-0 in Thursday’s 15-3, Palomares League Victory at Bonita.

Girls Tennis: The Claremont High School singles players sure made life easy on the Wolfpack doubles teams. CHS went 9-0 in singles matches and cruised to a 15-3, Palomares League victory at Bonita. Sydney La, who plays No. 1 singles for Claremont, won all three of her matches without dropping a single game. No. 2 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 21 2021

CIF-SS Girls Tennis Poll: Rancho Cucamonga Ranked No. 1 in Division 3

Girls Tennis: September 20, 2021 Division 1: 1- Westlake 2- Peninsula 3- Mira Costa 4- Arcadia 5- University 6- Palos Verdes 7- Marlborough 8- Woodbridge 9- Beckman 10- Harvard Westlake Division 2: 1- Foothill 2- JSerra 3- Troy 4- Orange Lutheran 5- South Pasadena 6- Sage Hill 7- Cypress 8- Temescal Canyon 9- Temecula Valley […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 17 2021

Violet Salvo Bounces Back After Two Losses to Save Day for Maranatha; Lady Minutemen Clip San Gabriel, 69-66, in Games

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: Playing their third match in as many days, the young upstart Lady Minutemen and the Matadors played neck and neck from beginning to end. The match came down to the final set of the day, with Maranatha trailing 8-9. On court was freshman, Violet Salvo (making only […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 16 2021

South Pasadena Defeats Maranatha in Wednesday’s Nonleague Match

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: Three matches in three days. Improve each day. That was the goal heading into this week’s series of back-to-back-to-back matches. After the first two matches against higher division opponents, the Lady Minutemen are on course towards reaching their goal. Head Coach Arthur Hsieh hopes this tough pre-league […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 15 2021

Maranatha Tennis Program in Rebuilding Year; Lady Minuteman Drop a 15-3 Decision to La Salle

Thanks to Maranatha High School for this report Girls Tennis: The Lady Minutemen ran into a team that strongly resembled their team two seasons ago in 2019. Coming off of a CIF-SS Div. 5 Championship in 2018, Maranatha returned most of its players, but was moved up to Div. 3, where they played the following […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 11 2021

Stella Hsieh Sparks Maranatha in Thursday’s 10-8 Victory Over Monrovia

Thanks to Maranatha High School for this report Pictured: Stella Hsieh Girls Tennis: In their third match of the season, Maranatha battled the heat, as well as Monrovia’s home court advantage, to narrowly defeat the Wildcats, 10-8, in a hard-fought match that lasted nearly 3 1/2 hours. MHS’s singles and doubles squads each went 5-4, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 08 2021

Mark Keppel Defeats Maranatha, 15-3, in Tuesday’s Nonleague Showdown

Girls Tennis: Thanks to Maranatha High for this report: Some coaches and players say they do not believe in moral victories: you’re either a winner or a loser. The late famed Coach John Wooden would have had something to say about that. He believed that if a team or player prepared their best and played […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Sep 03 2021

Maranatha Singles Go 9-0, as Lady Minutemen Pick Up 13-5 Victory Over Yeshiva University of Los Angeles

Thanks to Maranatha High for this report: Girls Tennis: In their season opener, the Lady Minutemen met the Panthers of Yeshiva University of Los Angeles (YULA) for their first ever meeting (or at least in the modern era) at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center. Maranatha was only able to field eight players and spotted YULA a […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ May 15 2021

Riverside King Ends Claremont’s Season After 13-5 Victory in Second Round of CIF-SS Division 1 Playoffs

Girls Tennis: Claremont met its match in Friday’s second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. The Wolfpack traveled to Riverside and fell to ML King, 13-5. Claremont singles went 4-2, but their doubles teams won just one of their nine matches. King’s Lexi Flores defeated Goldie La, Sydney La and Kareen Holstrom by scores […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ May 15 2021

San Dimas Defeats Jurupa Valley, 12-6, in Second Round of CIF D-4 Playoffs; Saints Doubles Win 8 of 9 Matches

Girls Tennis: San Dimas advanced to the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs after Friday’s 12-6 victory over visiting Jurupa Valley. The Saints doubles teams (Abby Bernhard/Mila Mattson, Abigail Robles/Mehraiel Matta, Sophia Cabalfin/Sophia Albasha) won eight of their nine matches. Lexis Hsieh went 2-1 in singles, while Maya DeLeon and Sydney Tatevossian both […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ May 13 2021

San Dimas Narrowly Defeats St. Lucy’s, 10-8, in Wednesday’s First Round of the CIF-SS Division 4 Playoffs

Girls Tennis: The Valle Vista League champs extended their season on Wednesday. The Saints edged St. Lucy’s, 10-8, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. VVL MVP and No. 1 singles player, Natalie Arana, won two of her three matches. And the SDHS No. 1 doubles team and VVL champions, Abby Bernhard […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ May 13 2021

Claremont Doubles Saves Season, Winning 6 of 9 Matches; Wolfpack Edges Portola, 10-8, in Wednesday’s Playoff Opener

Girls Tennis: By Bob Waldman This is something you won’t read often, but the Claremont doubles teams had to carry the Wolfpack to victory. That isn’t a slight in the least to the three doubles teams, it’s just that CHS singles has been so reliable all year. In Wednesday’s 10-8 victory over Portola in the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ May 07 2021

San Dimas Wins First Valle Vista League Championship Since 2010; Natalie Arana Earns VVL MVP

Girls Tennis: Congratulations go out to the San Dimas High School girls tennis program for winning their first Valle Vista League championship in 11 years. Valle Vista League Finals Results: Valle Vista League singles champion and MVP: San Dimas junior, Natalie Arana Singles runner up: San Dimas junior, Lexis Hsieh VVL Doubles Champions: San Dimas […]

By Brian Baiotto