M L King Girls Varsity Tennis

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TENNIS IS OUT, BUT NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT

RIVERSIDE:  On their home courts, King’s tennis team entered the Quarter final round of CIF D1, a Championship round King Tennis has never contested at the Division One in it’s storied and illustrious 20 seasons. But the girls lost to Troy High School of Fullerton in a tight match that was hard fought to the very end. “The

KING DETHRONES THE KING, ADVANCES TO QUARTER FINALS

Photo and story by Becky Gagnon TUSTIN:  On Friday, the King Girls Varsity Tennis made history as they advanced to the CIF Division 1 Quarterfinals. They revved up their engines one more time to dethrone the CIF Division 1, #2 seed. After the girls traveled to Foothill High School in Tustin, they stepped on the

NO TRICKS, ALL TREATS FOR TENNIS IN CIF ROUND 1

Written by Becky Gagnon On a breezy, Halloween afternoon, King Tennis got after it and worked hard to defeat the Mater Dei Monarchs, 13-5 in the first Division I, CIF playoff match of 2018.  After being tied 3-3 at the end of the first rotation, the score was dead even as games were counted 23-23.

ITS KING ON KING IN VICTORIOUS LEAGUE FINALS

Story and Photo by Becky Gagnon Yesterday, on a beautiful, sunshine-filled day, every King Tennis team player was ready to play their best match of the season!  Even if it was against their OWN teammates. Big VIII League Individual Semifinal King doubles teams of Seeta Patel with partner Rida Syed faced off against Hannah Turner and

KING TENNIS NETS 8 ALL LEAGUE PLAYERS

The Big 8 season for ladies tennis ended on Tuesday in exciting fashion.  It began with the naming of the BIG VIII All League players.  This award is given to the top 12 individual players selected from the entire Big VIII League.  King players received 8 of the total 12 awards.  Players from all three

PROFILE IN CHARACTER – KATIE LUCIUS

Katie Lucius is another fine representative for King High School Character Counts.  She has and continues to reflect the virtues of good sportsmanship and integrity as she competes at a high level of tennis competition.  Katie sets an example of great character as she participates in practice and match play.  She is a team leader

STEPPING OUT, TENNIS STEPS UP AND OVER CORONA

CORONA:  Another over-matched opponent — this time it was Corona High School — allowed the King tennis program to quickly sub in those who normally don’t start and give the starters a chance to “tutor” from the sidelines. Thus is the reality when another match is won by a large margin.  King won 15-3. “We

MUDDLING THROUGH, TENNIS GETS THE WIN

EASTVALE:  The Lady Wolves traveled to Eleanor Roosevelt on Tuesday and “managed” to win, 17-1. “The team played well, but it seemed like we were a bit muddling through.  They found a way to win” Coach Gagnon said, after watching another lopsided victory for her squad that challenged the players more on the mental side,

TENNIS NOW PLAYING MIND GAMES

RIVERSIDE:  King tennis took on Norco last Friday and swept the match easily, winning 18-0.  But the win wasn’t half the story. The starters for the Wolves played with intentionality and were effective and focused despite an opponent they knew going in was not going to put up much of a challenge. They got ahead

BIG 8 GETS BAD NEWS

With 18 league titles in 19 years, dominating the league has become commonplace for the King High School’s girls’ tennis team.  It’s a league-level juggernaut unrivaled by any sport at King and likely any sport in the Big 8 save Centennial’s football team.  Yesterday, to close out the first rotation of the league schedule, the