Varsity tennis uses ‘positive culture’ to defeat Milken


Tennis players, from left to right, Elyse Pollack ’18, Liadan Solomon ’17, Zoe Woolf ’19, Rachel Ferrera ’18 and Isabella Simanowitz ’18 smile at a match. The team’s overall record is 7-4. Photo courtesy of Simanowitz.

“In Tennis, Love Means Nothing,” states the back of this year’s varsity tennis shirts. Yet, love and teamwork have been the 2016-2017 team’s key to success thus far.

A collective goal for the team this season is to maintain positivity and support for one another; according to the captains, they have done just that.

“Tennis is a very independent and mental sport, so that means supporting each team member is crucial,” said captain Mari Goldberg ’17.

The team, led by senior captains Goldberg, Sara Rabinowitz and Liadan Solomon, have had multiple big wins as their season approaches the halfway mark.

Most notably, on Tuesday, Sep. 27 at Van Nuys Tennis Ranch Archer defeated rivals Milken in league play with a score of 11-7. Archer had previously fallen 7-11 to the same team earlier this season.

“I love cheering on my team members and watching them improve everyday,” said Goldberg.

Looking to the future, Archer will face Crossroads on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Ocean View Tennis Courts. The team’s senior night will be versus Le Lycee on Friday, Oct. 21.