Varsity Girls Tennis Closes Out Season at DAL Division Championships

Varsity Girls Tennis Closes Out Season at DAL Division Championships

On Tuesday, the Varsity Girls Tennis team traveled to Northgate High School for the Diablo Athletic League (DAL) Division Championship tournament.  It was a record turnout as 16 Dons participated, two in singles and 14 in doubles (7 teams).  Sophomore Aamena Shipchandler was seeded #6 on the singles side and advanced to the third round, and some of the other ...
Varsity Girls Tennis Seniors Hold “Court” on Senior Night against Las Lomas

Varsity Girls Tennis Seniors Hold “Court” on Senior Night against Las Lomas

(L to R) Seniors Lilou Picard, Parker Grenby, Nicole Parlett, Liv Heglie, Emily Jones, Jacqueline Kuhner, Olivia Dawkins, and Anna MacLeod Although Major Walter Clopton Wingfield patented a hourglass shaped court in 1874 as part of his “New and Improved Court for Playing the Ancient Game of Tennis”, most tennis courts throughout history have been rectangular, measuring 78 feet long, ...
Northgate "serves up" 8-1 victory against Varsity Girls Tennis

Northgate “serves up” 8-1 victory against Varsity Girls Tennis

There are 4 types of serves in tennis. A flat serve, hit with a Continental or Eastern grip, is hard and powerful, making it ideal for a first serve. A slice serve creates sidespin, which can cause the ball to bounce farther away when hit into the outer corner of the service box, or right into your opponent’s body when hit down ...
Varsity Girls Tennis Unfortu“net”ly Falls 8-1 to Campo

Varsity Girls Tennis Unfortu“net”ly Falls 8-1 to Campo

Tennis court nets are 42” high at the posts and 36” high in the center. They can be made from polyethylene, polyester, nylon, or steel mesh. Although net posts are typically outside the alley in the “doubles” position, professional courts can also be set up with the posts in the “singles” position inside the alley. Now for some fun facts ...
Varsity Girls Tennis Knocks off College Park 6-3

Varsity Girls Tennis Knocks off College Park 6-3

As I sat down to write this article, I was thinking that I was running out of content having talked about the history of tennis, scoring, the US Open, rackets, balls, and so forth.  Although I came up with a few other ideas that could show up in future articles, I thought I would dedicate this one to female athletes for ...
JV Girls Tennis lose 8 -5 to Miramonte

JV Girls Tennis lose 8 -5 to Miramonte

Acalanes faced a strong Miramonte team on Tuesday, but the girls did win 3 lines of singles (Evelyn Lee, Ash Dawkins and Lauren Anderson) and 2 lines of doubles (Rachel Feldman and Addy Jeffery, Audrey Parkin and Sabrina Koo). We will get them next time! ...

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VARSITY ROSTER

Grace Colaco

Olivia Dawkins

Piper Duff

Lauren Foster

Parker Grenby

Liv Heglie

Emily Jones

Jacqueline Kuhner

Jadith LaBonge

Anna MacLeod

Lucy O’Brien

Sienna Moise

Nicole Parlett

Ridhi Patel

Emily Roberts

Aamena Shipchandler

Hanna Wisniewska

JUNIOR VARSITY ROSTER

Lauren Anderson

Grace Britto

Elisavet Chatzigeorgiou

Ash Dawkins

Rachel Feldman

Kathryn Grice

Lotta Griemans

Addyson Jeffery

Molly Jones

Sabrina Koo

Phoebe LaBonge

Evelyn Lee

Hetty Lofting

Tatum McElhattan

Maddie Obertello

Audrey Parkin

Alessa Smith

Zoe Stafford

Kate Widmann

Riley Zirkel