Girls Tennis Breaks Losing Steak

The girls varsity tennis season started with a win of 8-1 in a match against Fort Zumwalt South. However, after this match the Spartans lost 4 matches in a row.

In their second and third games, they lost to rivals Francis Howell and Francis Howell North. Then, both Fort Zumwalt East and Oakville beat them 4-5.

On Wednesday, the girls broke this losing streak with a score of 8-1 against Holt.

Sophomore Tanvi Bhandary was one of the players who was successful on Wednesday. This was one of her first matches after recovering from an injury.

“I ran to get the ball, and my ankle twisted the wrong way,” Bhandary said. “At first I thought it was broken.”

Kathryn Pavia also competed well. Pavia said she was happy to have won her first singles match as a freshman.

The girls are preparing for the Francis Howell Central Doubles Tournament, their first tournament of the season. The tournament will be September 7 and 8, in Cottleville.