REV Girls’ Tennis team kicked off their three-month long season today, Tuesday, Sept. 6, against one of REV’s cross-town rivals, Yucaipa High School. REV battled on their home courts against the team that took the championship title out of the eight teams in the Citrus Belt League last season, and the REV girls played as hard as they trained for. The final score was 7-11 in the latter’s favor. One of REV’s senior captains, Breanna Blackey, told Ethic: “Well, the team (REV) did a lot better than previous seasons. We fought hard and we’ll come back even stronger the next time we play Yucaipa.” The tennis team will play each school twice in the season, for a total of fourteen matches.
This, however, does not include non-league matches! Some are equally as challenging, with certain schools like Temecula Valley High School standing out as prominent competition. While this highly-anticipated match takes place away this Friday, September 9th, three other non-league matches have already been completed. Matches against San Bernardino High School on Monday August 29, and Summit High School on Tuesday August 30, concluded in victory with scores at 15 – 3 and 14 – 4. Last week’s third non-league game against Serrano High School was a close loss with the score at 7 – 11. Natalie Zander, of the number one doubles team, said, “Our past matches have gone pretty well and it’s been really interesting to see the team take shape. I think this season is going to be a great one based on what we’ve done so far and the group of girls we have.” Zander’s doubles partner, Hannah Washburn, pitched in, “Last week’s matches were preparing us for the tough season ahead!”
If you are interested in supporting REV’s girls tennis team as the season and team takes shape, be sure to visit the next home match versus Redlands High School on Tuesday, September 13th, with the awaited games beginning at 3:15 p.m.!