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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon


Posing for a photo with their State Championship trophy, the varsity tennis team celebrates victory after a 10-3 win against Houston Memorial Mustangs. This year marks the first time the team has won the title two years in a row. Players attributed the win to dedication, practice, and community.

Varsity Tennis Clinches Back-to-Back State Championship Wins with 10-3 Set

Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor November 2, 2023

The score was 9-3 in finals. Both men's and women’s line one doubles teams had fallen to Houston Memorial, intensifying the atmosphere. The tenth match belonged to Arjun Rajan ‘25, a first-time player...

Daniel Zhang 26 reaches for the ball during his doubles match with Arjun Rajan ‘25.

Varsity Tennis Sweeps Cedar Ridge 19-0

Sarah Jung, Reporter September 28, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the varsity tennis team matched up against Cedar Ridge High School on the Warriors’ home court. The Warriors have reason to celebrate shutting out the Raiders with victories...

Sanjana Aslesh 26 recovers after a powerful forehand. Aslesh continued the overall trend of the day for the Warriors and ended up winning the match.

JV Black Tennis Dominates Round Rock in 15-4 Victory

Gabriel Oliveira, Reporter September 26, 2023

On Thursday, Sept. 21, the JV Black tennis team defeated their rivals the Round Rock Dragons in a decisive victory of 15-4 in their last game of the season. From start to finish, the Warriors kept the...

Milo Garcia 25 launches into the air to smash the incoming ball. Garcia played with some caution having suffered a broken wrist earlier in the year.

JV Orange Tennis Emerges Triumphant Over Georgetown in Last Game of the Season

Aarya Kale, Reporter September 21, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the JV Orange tennis team crushed the Georgetown Eagles in their final match of the season, with a comfortable score of 15-4. JV Orange ends their performance on the courts with...

With a powerful windup Rachana Akkineni ‘26 gets ready to hit a forehand during her singles match. The Warriors came into the game on a 5 game win streak and looked to extend that to six games.

Varsity Tennis Emerges Victorious Against Round Rock Dragons 18-1

Sarah Jung, Reporter September 14, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the varsity tennis team matched up against the Round Rock High School Dragons going head to head with their district rivals. The Warriors extended their winning streak to six games...

Brian Lee 27 soars to return a high lob with a forehand. Lee won this rally for his team but lost the match with a score of 7-8.

JV Black Tennis Beats Lake Travis in Landslide 16-4 Victory

Gabriel Oliveira, Reporter September 7, 2023

JV Black beats Lake Travis in Landslide 16-4 Victory On Wednesday, Sept. 6 the JV black Tennis team showed out, beating Lake Travis comfortably 16-3. The Warriors considerably outpaced Cavaliers...

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 15-4 Victory

Gabriel Oliveira, Reporter August 30, 2023

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,...

With another state title under their belt, the varsity tennis team celebrates their latest victory together. The team swept both semifinals and finals, winning each without dropping a match. 10-0 in the state finals is unheard of and these kids accomplished it, Head Coach Travis Dalrymple said. [This was] just an unbelievable moment for this team.

Varsity Tennis Claims Third State Championship With Dominating 10-0 Win

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2022

It was 9-0 in the match. Simryn Jacob ‘24 held a 6-2, 5-2, 40-40 lead. The pressure intensified on both Jacob and her Houston Memorial opponent as the latter stepped up to brick-red court for her...

Tracking the ball, Karen Chen 26 hits a backhand to return the ball. Westwood started off the day with double matches, ending with single matches.

JV Orange Tennis Edges Past Stony Point

Jayant Bettadpur, Reporter October 8, 2022

In a close game, JV Orange tennis edged past Stony Point 11-8 to end their final home game on a good note on Tuesday, Sep. 27.  Westwood came to a rocky start in their first boys' doubles match...

Making contact with the ball, Devon Zhang 26 finishes a deep cross-court backhand shot. Zhang was down 2-3 in his singles match as the full team victory was called.

Commanding Rhythm of Play, Varsity Tennis Wins 10-2 Over Dripping Springs

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2022

Potency and precision melded elegantly in yet another win by the Varsity tennis team, 10-2 over Dripping Springs on Friday, Sept. 16. Freshmen newcomers, who developed an understanding of match...

Leaping across the court, Simryn Jacob 24 puts away a volley. Jacob and her partner Anwi Duduka 25 have built up their doubles dynamic to complement each other. [Simryn] is really fast [and] aggressive, and Im really consistent, so it works really well, Duduka said.

Prior to Thunderstorms, Varsity Tennis Holds Commanding Lead Against Lake Travis

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2022

One game away from victory, the varsity tennis team’s match against Lake Travis was canceled due to thunderstorms at 9-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The team had suffered a crippling defeat to the...

Following the ball, Janya Tellabati 26 attempts a swinging volley. Tellabati is a new member of the team.

Varsity Tennis Dominates Westlake 11-1, Vaulting Into Fall Season

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 2, 2022

Spirited cheers and a single-minded concentration led the varsity tennis team to a commanding 11-1 victory over Westlake on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The doubles' line-up explosively started off the match,...

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