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JV Black Tennis Beats Out Westlake in 15-4 Victory

Gabriel Oliveira
Shardul Pandit ’26 gets ready to hit an incoming ball. Pandit won this tiebreaker match and secured his victory with a score of 8-7.

JV Black Tennis Beats Out Westlake in a 15-4 Victory

In a not-so-close victory on Monday, Aug. 28, Westwood outplaced Westlake and won 14-4.

The players were struggling in the first few matches, due to hotter weather than last year. Shardul Pandit ‘26 was losing in the first few points, but ended up recovering and winning both of his matches and an extra tiebreaker.

“I won both my matches today,” Pandit said. “I’m still getting a little used to the weather, but I definitely played better than last match.”

Sid Ramachandran ‘26 had great chemistry with his teammate, however they faced some obstacles along the way. In the end they won their doubles match.

“[My teammate and I] worked well together,” Ramachandran said. “We almost choked after we were 7-3 up, but eventually we won.”

Westwood played noticeably better in their singles matches, as the players could all leverage their individual talents.

“[I like] singles, it’s what I grew up playing,” Pandit said. “In my opinion, it’s more fun. This year we have a pretty strong team, especially because we have a lot of good freshmen. It should be a good year.”

Unfortunately, during his singles match Ramachandran ended up injuring his knee.

“In the beginning [of the singles match], I was playing really well, but then I slipped and hurt my knee,” Ramachandran said.

The JV Black Warriors will play next against Lake Travis on Wednesday, Sept. 6.


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Gabriel Oliveira
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I love socializing with new people, playing logic games like chess and crossword puzzles, and playing badminton with my crew at Badminton Club. My favorite thing about student press is that it gives me the opportunity to interact with people that I would not have the chance to otherwise, and it introduces me to people from a variety of backgrounds.

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