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Catharine Li

Catharine Li, Assistant A&E Editor

Hi, I'm Catharine! This year, I am so happy to be serving as assistant A&E editor. Outside of the *virtual* newsroom, I enjoy painting, being outside, curating playlists, and doomscrolling through my Twitter feed. Thanks for reading us on the Horizon! Have a great day :)

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Hands raised high, head coach Travis Dalrymple and assistant coach Daniel Veve lead the varsity tennis team in a pre-match chant before taking on Houston Memorial in the 6A Team Tennis State Semi-Finals. In a high-stakes duel between the top two seeds in the state, Westwood would emerge victorious 10-3.

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November 16, 2020
Turning to face each other in joy, Zeyad Elchouemi '22 and Sachchit Sivaram '21 break out in excitement over an impressive display of teamwork that would widen the lead over their opponents. Working together as partners since 2018, Elchouemi and Sivaram have learned to find a rhythm in their collective styles of play.

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November 16, 2020
Lunging across the net, Rishika Vemulapalli '22 extends forward to put away the volley shot. Partnering with Alex Mepham '24, the duo fought hard against their opponents, but ultimately lost 5-7, 1-6.

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November 16, 2020
Completing a follow through on a sweeping cross-court backhand shot, Marko Mesarovic '23 eyes the ball in anticipation before moving his way up the court to take control of the point. Mesarovic and his partner Aadhi Raja '23 would work together to land a 6-3, 6-3 win for line two boys' doubles.

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November 16, 2020
Advancing inwards on the ball, Jessica Lu '21 maneuvers her racket face in preparation to hit a short trajectory backhand slice shot, effectively changing the rhythm of her match. After losing the first set of her singles match 3-6, Lu fought her way back up, winning the second set 6-1 despite not being able to complete the match before the overall team victory was reached.

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November 16, 2020
Slinging a backhand return, Kinaa Graham '23 sends the ball soaring over the net to end the point. Graham and her partner Simryn Jacob '24 played line one doubles, winning 6-4, 6-3.

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November 9, 2020
Driving through on a powerful forehand shot, Daniel Antov '21 leaps up to gain leverage. He would go on to take the first set of his singles match 6-1 before the Warriors secured a final 10-1 team victory.

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November 9, 2020
Extending her racket forward, Dana Kardonik '24 prepares to strike the ball for a backhand volley. Kardonik and her partner Jessica Lu '21 would go on to win their match 6-2, 6-1.

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November 9, 2020
Dropping his racket back, Aashish Dhanani '22 prepares to send a backhand return over the net. He would go on to win his match 6-2, 6-1.

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November 9, 2020
Crouching to meet the ball for a backhand drop shot, Aadhi Raja '23 looks to control the point by shifting the rhythm of the game. With his partner Marko Mesarovic '23, they'd go on to win their doubles match 6-0, 6-0.

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October 22, 2020
Driving forward with his racket, Aashish Dhanani '22 makes a forehand return to his opponent. Though his partnership with Gina Mepham '23 in mixed doubles was only created at the beginning of the fall season, they've come to make a good team, prevailing in their match 6-0, 6-0.

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October 22, 2020
Following through on a cross-court forehand return, Jessica Lu '21 works to move her opponents around with expansive full court coverage. Partnering with freshman Dana Kardonik, their individual consistencies would gel in their favor, winning 6-0, 6-0.

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October 22, 2020
Pushed out wide, Alex Mepham '24 tracks the ball after a backhand return. Playing both doubles and singles, she would win this match 8-5.

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September 16, 2020
Making a swift follow-through on a forehand return, Dana Kardonik '24 stays on her feet, ready to return the next ball. Kardonik partnered with Kinaa Graham '23 for the first time to land a 6-4, 6-4 win for the Warriors.

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September 16, 2020
With a backhand volley approach, Gina Mepham '23 looks to end the point by effectively controlling net play. Mepham was focused on committing to the shot and putting the ball away.

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September 16, 2020
Reaching maximum extension, Aashish Dhanani '22 jumps to execute a powerful topspin serve. Dhanani partnered with Gina Mepham '23 for the first time in mixed doubles.

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September 16, 2020
IB East Austin Trip

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March 5, 2020
IB East Austin Trip

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March 5, 2020
IB East Austin Trip

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March 5, 2020
Driving past the defense, Emma Goolsbey '21 makes a fast break towards the net. Goolsbey made use of this possession and scored a layup for the Lady Warriors.

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February 3, 2020
In the air for a layup, Emma Goolsbey '21 secures another successful point for the Lady Warriors. Goolsbey plays as a point guard and guard for the team.

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February 2, 2020
Getting ready to take on her defender, Makenzie Ward '23 anticipates the next move. The Lady Warriors' steadfast defense prevented the Mavericks from scoring in this possession.

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February 2, 2020
Playing man-to-man defense, Emma Goolsbey '21 and Gabbi Wallace '22 attempt to pressure a threatening offense put up by the Mavericks. Goolsbey, who later gained possession of the ball, fouled, and was given the opportunity to shoot free throws.

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February 2, 2020
Navigating around the Tigers' defense, Olivia Yang '23 attempts to pass to her teammates. As point guard, Yang plays a critical role in games.

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January 16, 2020
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