Tennis/ Nov 23 2021

Stella Hsieh Makes School History; Maranatha Junior Went 2-1 in CIF-SS Tennis Individuals

Girls Tennis: Maranatha junior, Stella Hsieh, reached the quarterfinals of the prestigious CIF-SS Individuals Sectional Tournament, defeating Linfield Christian’s Maisy Randolph (6-2, 6-4) in the first round. In the quarterfinal round, Hsieh cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 triumph of Sierra Vista’s Jerille Delim. Hsieh played solid tennis all day and came within one victory of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Nov 11 2021

San Dimas Defeats La Quinta of Westminster, 12-6, in CIF D-4 Semifinals; Saints Earn Spot in Friday’s Title Match w/Long Beach Poly

Girls Tennis: The San Dimas High School girls tennis program has already made history. When the Saints defeated La Quinta of Westminster, 12-6, in the semifinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs, they earned the first title-match appearance in school history. But they’re not content with just getting there. SDHS will face off with […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Nov 04 2021

Claremont Doubles Saves Season; Wolfpack Defeat Portola, 11-7, in First Round of CIF-SS Division 1 Playoffs

Pictured L-R: Kaili Hernandez, Delila Vargas, Elizabeth Gonzalez and Camila Fernandez Girls Tennis: Had someone told you that Claremont went a combined 3-6 in Wednesday’s singles matches in their CIF-SS Division 1 opener against visiting Portola, one might conclude that the Wolfpack season came to an end. But that wasn’t the case. And it’s because […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 28 2021

Maranatha Closes Out Olympic League Individuals & Off to CIF-SS Team Playoffs

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: The Lady Minutemen had two entries that made it through to the final day of the Olympic League Individuals Tournament – the No. 2 seeded Stella Hsieh in singles and the No. 3 seeded Amanda Yee and Kasey McCoy in doubles. Hsieh was playing in the championship […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 27 2021

Maranatha’s Stella Hsieh Earns Spot in Wednesday’s Olympic League Singles Final; Amanda Yee & Kasey McCoy in Third-Place Match

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: The first day of the Olympic League Tournament went largely as expected on this first day of play, as the top seeds in singles and doubles punched their tickets to the championship matches tomorrow. In singles, No. 2 seed, Maranatha’s Stella Hsieh (24-3 in league play), was […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 22 2021

Claremont Cruises to 16-2 Victory Over Glendora & Goes Undefeated in Palomares League Matches

Girls Tennis: Claremont ran the Palomares League slate 10-0 en route to another team title. The Wolfpack defeated Glendora, 16-2, on Thursday. No. 1 singles, Sydney La, won all three of her matches and did not surrender a game. Irma Garcia (No. 2) and Alyssa Miao (No. 3) went 2-1 each for CHS. The Wolfpack […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 22 2021

Maranatha Defeats Valley Christian, 10-8, to Clinch Olympic League Season Sweep of Defenders

Girls Tennis: The CIF-SS No. 8 ranked Lady Minutemen closed out their regular season by completing a season sweep over Cerritos Valley Christian in a match that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate. Maranatha struck first with two quick 6-0 victories by No. 1 and 2 singles, Stella Hsieh and Audrey Loh, over Valley […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 20 2021

Maranatha Dominates Heritage Christian, 14-4, in Final Regular Season Home Match

Girls Tennis Thanks to Maranatha for this report It was the final regular season home match in the careers of seniors, Amanda Yee and Riley McCoy, and the Lady Minutemen made sure they honored their seniors with a victory. With today’s win, the No. 8 ranked team in CIF-SS Division 5 officially qualified for the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Tennis/ Oct 16 2021

Geffen Academy Edges Maranatha, 11-7, in Thursday’s Olympic League Showdown

Thanks to Maranatha for this report Girls Tennis: On Geffen’s Senior Day, the Div. 5  No. 9 ranked Lady Minutemen came the closest they have all season to the mighty Bruins of Geffen Academy/UCLA (D4 #5 ranked). The deep Bruins made line up adjustments, which nearly proved costly for them in the end. As she […]

By Brian Baiotto


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