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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


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

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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,...

Tennis head coach Travis Dalrymple was awarded the honor of National High School Boys Coach of the Year by the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). Coach Dalrymple received the award after he led the varsity tennis team to their second state title in three years. Photo courtesy of Universal Tennis Rating.

Head Tennis Coach Travis Dalrymple Awarded National High School Boys Coach of the Year

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 19, 2021

In an exhilarating fall season for the varsity tennis team, competition still took place over the backdrop of a global pandemic. The subsequent shutdowns that left the world of sports dormant made it certain...

Hoisting the newest championship trophy addition upwards, head coach Travis Dalrymple and the varsity team look upwards, celebrating their second state title win. Taking on Plano West High School, the Warriors would surge through the morning in a thrilling matchup, clinching a 10-3 victory.

Varsity Tennis Reclaims State Title 10-3 over Plano West to Conclude Momentous Fall Season

By Catharine Li and Amoli Agarwal November 19, 2020

As Nic Pesoli ‘21 stepped up to the ball sailing towards him with cool determination, the varsity tennis team nervously watched in anticipation. Holding their breaths as Pesoli absorbed the pace...

Erupting in celebration after an aggressive volley shot, Aashish Dhanani '22 wins the point with partner Jessica Lu '21 in mixed doubles. They'd go on to secure a commanding victory of 6-1, 6-3.

Varsity Tennis Delivers Again in 10-3 Victory Against Houston Memorial, Vaulting to State Finals

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 17, 2020

Under the fleeting clouds and blue skies of Texas A&M University, a final leaping stride across maroon tinted courts sent the varsity tennis team into a frenzy of celebration as they battled past...

Following through on a serve to his opponents, Daniel Antov '21 and his partner Nic Pesoli '21 look onwards, anticipating the ball's trajectory. Antov and Pesoli prevailed with a 6-3, 6-0 win.

Varsity Tennis Topples Lake Travis 10-1 to Advance in State Playoff Run

By Catharine Li and Amoli Agarwal November 9, 2020

The energy was infectious and permeated the air as the varsity tennis team took on the Lake Travis Cavaliers to win their regional quarterfinals match 10-1 on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  The Warriors blazed...

Varsity poses with their medals six-feet apart and wearing masks, holding the number one in the air. This is the team’s 11th district title in a row, and it’s their first step towards the goal of winning the state championship.  “I was happy with our performance today. We had a few hiccups here and there, but we definitely set the tone for the match. We just have to keep capitalizing on the net and making the most of our chances,” Coach Travis Dalrymple said.

Varsity Tennis Secures 11th District Title in a Row with 11-1 Victory over Vandegrift

By Amoli Agarwal, Campus News Editor October 26, 2020

Loud roars of “Sko Wood” and electrifying cheers signaled the 11-1 defeat of the Vandegrift Vipers on Tuesday, Oct. 20, securing the varsity tennis team’s 11th consecutive district title. As...

Leaping to poach the ball at the net, Nicolas Pesoli '21 extends with a backhand volley to put away the ball. This season marks the first year that Pesoli has played for a high school tennis program.

Varsity Tennis Stomps McNeil 10-0 in District Semi-Final

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 22, 2020

Hands clasped tight through fence holes, cheers erupted as the varsity tennis team watched as the final matches sealed a 10-0 overall victory over the McNeil Mavericks in the district semi-final on...

Eyeing the ball, Alek Mesarovic '24 split steps in preparation to frame a forehand volley return to his opponent. Playing singles in his first ever varsity match, Mesarovic battled his nerves to emerge triumphant with a score of 8-4.

Varsity Tennis Lands Commanding 11-2 Victory Over Round Rock in Fall Season Opener

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 17, 2020

Spirited racket clanks and face-masked smiles marked a momentous 11-2 win by the varsity tennis team over the Round Rock Dragons on Friday, Sept. 11. As athletics programs across the country reckon...

The varsity squad takes to the sidelines to cheer on their fellow teammates Varun Somarouthu '20 and Ani Margam '20. who'd go on to win their match. Photo courtesy of Ms. Ruma Nagar Singh.

Varsity Tennis Falls to Plano West 10-9 and Concludes Fall Season as Regional Semi-Finalists

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 29, 2019

Piercing the early morning chill, hopeful ‘Go Wood’ chants launched the varsity tennis squad into the toughest and most pivotal match of their fall season: the Regional Semi-Final against Plano West...

Varsity tennis poses for a group photo following a staggering overall victory of 12-0 against Houston's Tomball Memorial Wildcats. This victory secures the team's advancement into the UIL team tennis playoffs. 
Photo courtesy of Ms. Ruma Nagar Singh.

Varsity Tennis Tops Tomball Memorial 12-0 to Advance in Team Tennis Playoffs

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 19, 2019

Securing a staggering 12-0 overall win against Houston’s Tomball Memorial Wildcats, the varsity tennis team added yet another victory to advance in the UIL Conference 6A Team Tennis playoffs on Monday,...

Running to return the ball on the backhand side, Kinjal Khatri '20 gracefully wins the point. Unfortunately, she fell short in her match and lost in two 6-0 sets.

JV Orange Tennis Match Against Georgetown Gets Rained Out

By Amoli Agarwal, Campus News Editor October 9, 2019

The JV Orange tennis team faced off against Georgetown High School on Monday, Sept. 30 on home turf.  Only three matches were completed before the game was rained out. The coaches and players were...

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