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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


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,...

Pursuing the ball, Zoe Chen 25 scrambles to hit a backhand. Chen had a long rally and managed to win the point.

Varsity Tennis Takes Down Reagan High

Jayant Bettadpur and Indy McBrearty August 30, 2022

In a blowout victory, Varsity Tennis obliterated Reagan High in straight matches on Friday, Aug. 25.  Samantha Tang ‘25 took a big step in her tennis career this year. Moving up from the JV orange...

Kinaa Graham 23 holds her state champion plaque after claiming the title.

Tennis Clutches State Champion Titles

Amy Simon, Sports Editor April 29, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, the tennis athletes competed for a state title. Kinaa Graham ’23 claimed the 6A Girls Doubles State Champion, and Aashish Dhanani ‘22 and Aadhi...

Kinaa Graham 23 attacks the tennis ball. Graham goes on to win first for girls singles. Photo courtesy of Coach Dalrymple.

Three Varsity Tennis Athletes Clench State Qualification

Amy Simon, Sports Editor April 18, 2022

With the sun and pressure on the backs of the athletes last week, the varsity tennis team took nine players to the region tournament on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13, with three qualifying...

The Varsity Tennis Team placed in all five tournament events of one of the most difficult UIL districts in the state. Photo courtesy of Westwood Tennis.

Varsity Tennis Sweeps District Tournament with Nine Athletes Advancing to Regionals

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief April 17, 2022

Tough matchups and focused gameplay marked the two-day Varsity Tennis District Championships on Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5. In this first step on the path to state, the team swept 10 awards in...

Embellishing a History of Spirited Victory, Varsity Tennis Wins 12th Consecutive District Title

Embellishing a History of Spirited Victory, Varsity Tennis Wins 12th Consecutive District Title

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2021

For the now 12 consecutive district titles that call the ‘W’ adorned courts home, there’s a certain background formed from a program legacy of enduring excellence. Best reflected in the intrinsic...

Tennis District SEMIS #2

Clearing McNeil 10-0, Varsity Tennis Lands Firm District Semi-Final Win

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2021

Marked by a glittering composure, the poise of a racket wielded in ready position could not be miscalculated, with players’ stoic gazes feeding an intrepid energy resurgent at every stage of the...

Advancing inwards on the ball, Jessica Lu 21 maneuvers her racket face in preparation to hit a short trajectory backhand slice shot. Lu is one of six tennis players to advance to the State tournament later this month.

With Six Athletes Statebound, Varsity Tennis Remains On Top at Regional Tournament

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

Unrelenting in a continuing takedown of area powerhouse programs, the varsity tennis team, bolstered by the triumphs of a headline fall season, swept Region IV in the UIL 6A regional tournament on Thursday,...

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