By Xela Vargas
The women’s tennis team celebrated a victory on April 10, winning nine of its 9 matches against Ohlone College. The game was a qualifying conference game, setting the Rams on a great path to the upcoming conference semifinals.
CCSF Rams Lauren Acuna and Ananda Kong teamed up for a doubles match against Ohlone. Kong has an excellent arm and strong serve, sending aces toward Ohlone, giving the Rams the advantage. Acuna was quick on her feet, and when the strongest rallies ensued Acuna was quick to save – firing back at Ohlone and maintaining a fast pace.
Kong and Acuna took the victory in this game, and immediately after Ananda played a singles match – when asked if the back-to-back matches worried her, Kong said she’s adaptable, and this is quite normal.
The tennis season has coincided with a wet and violently windy spring, postponing
matches and pushing them into a more compact schedule. This means the women’s tennis team has had to play around 3 matches a week. Kong says the situation is “tough, but the team is adaptable, and is able to push through fatigue.”
On April 11, the following day, the Rams entered the quarterfinals, losing their match against Sierra 8-1. Rams Player Gina Tsui reiterates that she is hopeful about their fate to reach the finals, maintaining faith in their current record of 10-4.
They enter the Coast Conference Tournament playing three matches in a row on April 13, 14, and 15, against Team TBD at a place TBD. Support your women’s tennis team as they push through the finals!