Prior to todayâs match-up, the Bearcats honored their graduating seniors: Tessa Chou, Aida Lowe, Emily McHugh and Lauren Young. What made it doubly sweet for the seniors was that John Daquioag, who was their beloved Asst. Coach last year, was present as
Head Coach of Mills.
After the Senior Day festivities were over, the Varsity Girls went to work, trouncing Mills 6-1. Senior and Co-Captain Tessa Chou was the first to get a Bearcat win, shutting out her Viking opponent 6-0, 6-0, and getting her 10th win of the season. Sophomore Hannah
Battat, who has been successful as a fill-in Singles player this season, lost only one game as Singles #4, while Freshman Sarah Fung-Smith made quick work of her opponent 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles #1, Seniors and Co-Captains Aida Lowe & Lauren Young remained undefeated, getting their 12th win of the season 6-1, 6-2. Junior Lian Ting got her first doubles assignment this season, pairing with Sophomore Jeevika Adda on the Doubles #2 court. Ting and Adda won in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles #3, Senior Emily McHugh and Junior Mahak Bindal, had the longest match of the day. The first set was a see-saw battle; McHugh and Bindal were down 3-4 in the first set, but won the next 2 games to go up 5-4. The Vikings didnât give up, however, and forced a tie-breaker, which the Bearcats won in a tough battle. The Vikings came back and took the second set, forcing a super tie-breaker. McHugh and Bindal dug deep and won that 10-6, completing the sweep on the doubles courts, and securing the 6th win of the day for San Mateo.
The Bearcats finish off their regular season against the Panthers at Burlingame tomorrow. Go Mateo!
Singles #1: Grace Wang vs Iris Kim, L 1-6, 0-6
Singles #2: Sarah Fung-Smith vs Luna Teoh, W 6-0, 6-0
Singles #3: Tessa Chou vs Athena Barton, W 6-0, 6-0
Singles #4: Hannah Battat vs. Melody Zhang, W 6-1, 6-0
Doubles #1: Aida Lowe & Lauren Young vs Kadin Whitsett & Kaitlyn Chan, W 6-1, 6-2
Doubles #2: Lian Ting & Jeevika Adda vs Desiree Lin & Pauline Yang, W 6-1, 6-1
Doubles #3: Mahak Bindal & Emily McHugh vs Mina Lim & Melody Zhang, W 7-6 (6), 3-6, 10-6