Maranatha Wins League Championship, Mayfield Still Undefeated

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(Photos by Sebastian Moore / OUTLOOK) - Maranatha High School’s Natalie Arminak won a pair of sets against Valley Christian to help the Minutemen secure the Olympic League title last week.

First published in the Oct. 20 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Maranatha High School varsity girls’ tennis team defeated visiting Valley Christian High of Cerritos, 11-6, to secure its eighth Olympic League title in the last decade and its 10th consecutive victory last Thursday.
No. 1 singles Stella Hsieh dominated by sweeping 6-0, 6-0, 6-1, while No. 2 singles Natalie Arminak (6-4, 6-0), the No. 1 doubles team of Kasey McCoy and Esmee Eaton (6-3, 6-1), and the No. 2 tandem of Mia Huang and Mia Su (6-3, 7-5) each tallied a pair of wins. No. 3 singles Audrey Loh made her first start of the season and played in just her second league set due to health-related issues but collected a clean 6-0 win. Meanwhile, the No. 3 duo of Nelli Breuer and Marie Wolfrum also won a set, 6-0.
The Minutemen defeated visiting Whittier Christian High of La Habra, 15-3, in a league matchup last Tuesday, as the doubles team picked up their third sweep in as many matches. The No. 1 doubles team of McCoy and Eaton (6-1, 6-2, 6-2), the No. 2 duo of Huang and Su (6-0, 6-2, 6-0), and the No. 3 tandem of Breuer and Wolfrum (6-4, 6-3, 6-3) each dominated the court. No. 1 singles Hsieh swept, 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, No. 2 Arminak won a pair of sets, 6-3, 6-0, and No. 3 Kathryn Khalil registered a 6-1 win.
Maranatha previously routed host Village Christian High in Sun Valley, 16-2, in a league matchup. The No. 1 doubles team of McCoy and Eaton (6-3, 6-4, 6-1), the No. 2 duo of Huang and Su (6-0, 6-1, 6-2), the No. 3 tandem of Breuer and Wolfrum (6-0, 6-3, 6-1), and No. 1 singles Hsieh (6-2, 6-1, 6-0) each swept. Arminak recorded a pair of victories, 6-0, 7-5, while Khalil won a set 4-1 as her opponent had to forfeit due to injury.
The Minutemen (11-3 overall, 7-0 in league) will conclude the regular season with a league matchup against Heritage Christian High of Northridge at the Burbank Tennis Center on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 p.m.

MAYFIELD SENIOR

Mayfield Senior’s doubles team of Allison Huang and Grace Gamble (not pictured) won a set against Flintridge Prep to help the Cubs remain undefeated in league.

The Cubs remained unbeaten after routing visiting Providence High of Burbank, 16-2, in a Prep League match last Tuesday.
No. 1 singles Aurora Rago (6-1, 6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Sarah Leiva (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Anna Kingston (6-1, 6-0, 6-0) each swept. The No. 1 doubles team of Grace Gamble and Luisa Stolpe picked up a pair of victories, 6-4, 6-0. The No. 2 tandem of Abigail Beegle and Grace Nguyen won a set 6-3 before the duo rotated with Samantha Frick and Emilia Venckus, who won 6-0. The No. 3 team of Audrey O’Rafferty and Mia Mayer won the first set, 7-5. Brooke Aloe, who substituted for Mayer, and O’Rafferty won the next set, 6-1, before the latter was rotated with Sheryl Cheng. Aloe and Cheng won the last set, 6-1.
Mayfield Senior posted a 12-6 league victory at Flintridge Prep in La Cañada Flintridge. No. 1 singles Frick (6-2, 6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 Cheng (6-0, 6-1, 7-5) each swept, while No. 3 Aloe tallied a pair of victories, 6-2, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Rago and Leiva swept, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, while the No. 2 tandem of Allison Huang and Gamble won, 6-0.
The Cubs edged visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy of La Cañada Flintridge, 10-8, in a nonleague matchup on Oct. 5. Aloe won a pair of sets, 7-5, 6-0, while Amy Tanaka won a set, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Frick and Cheng swept, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, while the No. 3 tandem of Rago and Leiva won a pair of sets by scores of 6-2. The No. 2 duo of Gamble and Kingston won a set, 6-1, before the latter was rotated for Stolpe, who won a set 6-4 with Gamble.
Mayfield Senior previously won a league match at Palos Verdes Chadwick, 11-7. No. 1 singles Frick (6-4, 6-0, 6-0) and the No. 1 doubles team of Rago and Leiva (6-2, 6-2, 6-0) each swept. The No. 2 duo of Aloe and Kingston won a set, 6-2, before the latter was rotated with Gamble, who won a set 6-2 with Aloe. Meanwhile, Cheng (6-0), Huang (6-0), and the No. 3 tandem of Beegle and Stolpe (6-2) each picked up a win.
The Cubs (9-0 overall, 6-0 in league) will visit Chadwick for a league rematch on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m.

POLYTECHNIC

Poly’s Anya Patel helped win a pair of doubles sets as the Panthers lost a league match against Chadwick last week.

The Panthers lost 12-6 against visiting Flintridge Prep in a Prep League match last Thursday. No. 1 singles Juliet Lord (6-3, 6-2, 6-0) and the No. 1 doubles team of Dylan Lam and Ava Teng (6-3, 7-6, 6-0) each swept.
Poly lost a league match at Palos Verdes Chadwick, 14-4, last Tuesday. Lord and Cristina Bogaard each won a set, 6-0, while the No. 2 team of SiQi Lai and Anya Patel won a pair of sets, 6-2, 6-4.
The Panthers defeated host Providence High in Burbank, 14-4, in a league matchup on Oct. 7.
Lord (6-1, 6-0, 6-0) and Bogaard (6-1, 6-0, 6-1) each swept, while Madeleine Delbridge tallied a pair of wins, 6-1, 6-0. The No. 1 tandem of Lam and Teng swept, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0, the No. 2 team of Patel and Mariel Vargas-vonBreymann won a pair of sets, 6-1, 6-0, and the No. 2 duo of Lai and Emma Hsieh won a set, 6-0.
Poly previously lost a league match against visiting Westridge School, 11-7. The No. 1 doubles team of Lam and Teng swept, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, while No. 1 singles Lord won a pair of sets, 6-0, 6-2. No. 2 singles Bogaard, and the No. 2 tandem of Lai and Patel each won a set by a 6-3 score.
The Panthers (3-8 overall, 1-6 in league) will visit Westridge for a league rematch on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m.

FLINTRIDGE PREP

Flintridge Prep’s Minda Lai and doubles partner Kate Snaer (not pictured) registered one set win to help the Wolves defeat Flintridge Sacred Heart in a nonleague match last week.

The Wolves won their second straight match after defeating host Polytechnic, 12-6, in a league contest last Thursday.
No. 2 singles Emily Hsiao (6-2, 6-0) and No. 3 Chloe Liao (6-0, 6-1) each won a pair of sets. No. 1 Katharina Zirn won a set, 6-2, before rotating with Nicole Lee, who swept her lone set, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Rachel DeMerit and Sophie Haddad (6-2, 6-0), and the No. 2 duo of Avery Hobey and Kayla Lee (6-2, 6-2) each won a pair of sets. Meanwhile, the No. 3 tandem of Sienna Beltz and Vanessa Hsu won a set, 6-1. Hsu was rotated with Miranda Thomson and the duo tallied a 6-0 win.
Flintridge Prep routed visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy of La Cañada Flintridge, 17-1, in a league match last Wednesday. No. 1 singles Haddad (6-0, 6-1, 7-5), No. 2 Hsiao (6-1, 6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Zirn (6-1, 6-4, 6-0) each swept. The No. 2 doubles team of DeMerit and Beltz won a pair of sets 6-4, 7-5, before rotating with Kate Snaer and Minda Lai, who registered a 6-4 win. The No. 1 tandem of Hobey and Kayla Lee won a pair of sets, 6-2, 6-3. Kayla Lee was substituted for Liao, who won the final set with Hobey, 6-3. The No. 3 duo of Nicole Lee and Hsu won a pair of sets 6-4, 7-5.
The Wolves had a league match at Westridge School suspended due to darkness as both teams were tied 8-8 last Tuesday. The match will resume on Monday, Oct. 24, with just two sets remaining.
Flintridge Prep lost a league match to visiting Mayfield Senior, 12-6, recently. The No. 1 doubles team of DeMerit and Haddad (6-0, 6-1), and the No. 2 duo Hobey and Kayla Lee (6-2, 6-3) each won a pair of sets. Meanwhile, the No. 3 tandem of Nicole Lee and Hsu (6-3) and No. 1 singles Zirn (6-2) each posted one victory.
The Wolves previously routed visiting Providence High of Burbank in a league match, 15-3, as the singles players dominated with nine nearly spotless victories. No. 1 Hsiao and No. 2 Haddad each won their sets by scores of 6-0, while No. 3 Snaer won 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles team of DeMerit and Beltz (6-1, 6-0, 6-2) and the No. 2 tandem of Kayla and Nicole Lee (6-3, 6-0, 6-0) each swept.
Flintridge Prep (8-4 overall, 6-2 in league) will visit de Toledo High in West Hills for a nonleague match on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m.

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART

FSHA’s Madison Wu won a set as the Tologs were edged by Mayfield Senior in a nonleague match.

The Tologs lost a Mission League match at Harvard-Westlake in Studio City, 17-1, last Thursday, as No. 1 singles Nathalie Genyk won the lone set, 6-3.
FSHA lost a nonleague match at Flintridge Prep, 17-1, last Wednesday, as the No. 1 doubles team of Meghan Garrity and Amelie Koch won a set, 6-1.
Flintridge Sacred Heart also lost a pair of league matches to visiting Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks, 15-3, last Tuesday, and at Marlborough High in Los Angeles, 17-1; individual set scores were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
FSHA was previously edged in a nonleague match at Mayfield Senior in Pasadena, 10-8. No. 3 singles Ashley Hurjak swept 6-4, 6-3, 6-0, No. 1 Genyk picked up a pair of 6-0 victories, and No. 2 Madison Wu won a set, 6-2. The No. 2 doubles team of Garrity and Kate Mann recorded a pair of victories, 6-0, 6-4.
Flintridge Sacred Heart (2-10 overall, 1-6 in league) will open the first day of league prelims on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

WESTRIDGE

Westridge School’s Cindy Cui one a set to help the Tigers defeat Polytechnic in a league match.

The Tigers had a Prep League match against visiting Flintridge Prep of La Cañada Flintridge suspended due to darkness as both teams were tied 8-8 last Tuesday. The match will resume on Monday, Oct. 24, with two sets remaining.
Westridge tied a league match at Palos Verdes Chadwick, 9-9, on Oct. 7; however, individual set scores and game totals were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The Tigers previously defeated host Polytechnic, 11-7, in a league match. No. 3 singles Audrey Anguiano won a pair of sets, 6-3, 6-2, while No. 2 Cindy Cui won a set, 6-0.
The No. 3 doubles team of Charlene Weng and Sofie Wong won a set, 6-2, before rotating with Chloe Wolas and Whitley Lowery, who claimed a 6-3 victory. The No. 1 tandem of Emma Tay and Ellie Leiter (6-2), and the No. 2 duo of Emerson Forester and Arden MacLaren (6-3) each tallied one victory.
The Tigers (4-2-1 overall, 2-2-1 in league) will host Polytechnic in a league rematch on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m.

LA SALLE

La Salle’s Isabelle Core and doubles partner Cameron Turner (not pictured) swept their Bishop Montgomery counterparts to help the Lancers remain undefeated in league.

The Lancers won their 10th straight match after defeating visiting Bishop Montgomery High of Torrance, 14-4, in a Del Rey League match last Thursday.
No. 1 singles Sydney Sasaki (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 Cayenne Lee (6-1, 6-1, 6-0) each swept, while No. 3 Audrey Turner registered a pair of wins, 6-4, 6-3. The No. 2 doubles team of Cameron Turner and Isabelle Core swept, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4. The No. 3 duo of Andrea Valandia and Daniella Romero posted a pair of victories, 6-4, 6-3, while the No. 1 tandem of Jj Burgess and Emma Liang added one win, 6-1.
La Salle routed host Pomona Catholic in Pomona, 17-1, in a league matchup last Tuesday. The No. 1 doubles team of Liang and Burgess (6-0, 6-0, 6-0), the No. 2 tandem of Core and Cameron Turner (6-0, 6-1, 6-0), and the No. 3 duo of Reagan Bean and Phoebe Ding (6-3, 6-1, 6-0) each swept. No. 1 singles Lee (6-1, 6-1, 6-0) and No. 3 Audrey Turner (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) also swept, while No. 2 Burgess recorded a pair of 6-0 wins.
The Lancers dominated host St. Monica High in Santa Monica, 17-1, in a league match on Oct. 4. The No. 1 doubles team of Bella Ferrari and Jayden VanMeter (6-3, 6-4, 6-2), the No. 2 duo of Ivanna Salazar and Abby Zhao (6-4, 6-2, 6-0), and the No. 3 tandem of Romero and Zoey Yang (6-0, 6-1, 6-0) each swept. Meanwhile, No. 1 singles Nicole Lao (6-2, 6-4), No. 2 Liang (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Bean (7-6, 6-4) each picked up a pair of wins.
La Salle previously defeated host Bishop Amat High in La Puente, 15-3, in a league match.
The Lancers (10-1 overall, 8-0 in league) will host St. Monica Catholic in a league rematch on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m.