Undefeated to begin their respective seasons, the ladies’s and males’s tennis groups went on the street to face Washington School Shoremen on April 10. Neither the ladies’s or males’s staff ended up dropping a match, with either side going for a mixed 9-0 in doubles and singles play.
The ladies’s staff recorded its first non-forfeit win of the day when the Hopkins doubles pair of graduate scholar Sophia Strickland and senior Anjali Kashyap received eight straight video games to close out Shorewomen Piper Sartison and Ella Samer. The sophomore duo of Anjali Devireddy and Emily Javedan misplaced solely two video games out of 10 to select up one other level for the Jays.
Onto singles play, senior Dhanya Asokumar got here out on prime in 12 straight video games to take the match. Strickland went undefeated within the first set and completed 6-3 within the second set to win the match.
Freshman Ali Bader solely gave up one recreation in her victory over Samer. Devireddy took care of enterprise in her match as effectively to offer Hopkins their eighth level of the day. On the number-one singles slot, Kashyap received her first set 6-2. The second set got here nearer, however Kashyap secured the two-game result in take the set 7-5 and the match general.
This win not solely marks the staff’s fourth of the season but additionally extends the Jays’ regular-season convention win streak to 134 wins. As for particular person feats, Kashyap comes out of this matchup twenty second at school historical past in whole wins at 71; Strickland wants solely 5 extra whole wins to succeed in 100.
Like the ladies’s staff, the lads’s staff managed to win each match. The senior-freshman combo of Vishnu Joshi and Daniel Ardila got here out victorious over the Shoremen pair of Christian Gruyon and Andrew Province 8-2. Freshman twins James and Thomas Yu dealt with their doubles match by profitable 8-3.
With these two wins and one other doubles win coming from a forfeit, the Jays headed into singles play, main 3-0. A pair of forfeits to begin the singles prolonged the Hopkins result in 5-0.
Senior Robby Simon shut out each units of his match 6-0 so as to add one other level for the Jays. Junior Brian Wang got here off the court docket subsequent after defeating his opponent 6-0 within the first set and 6-3 within the second. Joshi and Yuwon their respective matches with relative ease, as neither allowed for greater than two wins in a set.
With the 9-0 win, the lads’s staff now holds a 4-0 document in addition to a 17-game win streak over the Shoremen.
Wang attributed the staff’s sturdy begin to the season to the management and a starvation to win.
“I feel it’s a mix of fine management from our seniors and a staff that’s itching to win. I feel all of us really feel tremendous lucky to even be within the place the place we might have a season within the first place so everybody exhibits as much as observe extraordinarily targeted and with nice power,” he stated.
Whereas happy with their undefeated document, Wang acknowledges that there’s nonetheless work to be executed.
“Truthfully, we’ll simply maintain taking it day-to-day, observe by observe. We’re on fairly a roll proper now, [but] Gettysburg is one other hurdle we will must recover from if we wish to run the desk for our convention and get an opportunity to compete for a nationwide championship in Could,” Wang stated.
Each the ladies’s and males’s groups will look to remain good once they host the Gettysburg School Bullets on April 17.