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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,...

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. Watching the joy on the kids faces [when] they worked their tails off and to watch it all come together was amazing. I love this school and this program and I want the same for my players and students, Coach Dalrymple said. Photo courtesy of Antonia Antov.

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. Theyd 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 balls 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...

The varsity squad takes to the sidelines to cheer on their fellow teammates Varun Somarouthu 20 and Ani Margam 20. whod 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...

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“It’s Pretty Incredible”: Varsity Tennis Captures Tenth Consecutive District Title

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 5, 2019

Under the Texas sun and on the “W” of their home courts, the stage was set for the varsity tennis team to embark on the first step of their journey towards the State Championships: the District...

The Regional qualifiers pose with their medals.
Photo Courtesy of Coach Travis Dalrymple

Varsity Tennis Clinches Seven Region Spots at Districts

By Stephanie Shih and Mary Miller April 5, 2019

Riding the wave of success after the varsity tennis team took the State Championship title in team tennis, the team continued to play lights out at the district tournament from Wednesday, April 3 to...

Anjali Devireddy 19 returns the serve of her Vandegrift opponent.

Varsity Tennis Secures District Title

By Claire Janson and Emily Lu October 12, 2018

Varsity tennis dominated in the District 13-6A Team Tennis Championship on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The team won on the home courts with a score of 10-3 against Vandegrift High School, adding another district...

Daniel Antov 21 participates in a doubles match.

Varsity Tennis Trounces McNeil 10-0 in District Semifinal

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor October 6, 2018

On Friday, Oct. 5, the varsity tennis squad took to their home court to take on the McNeil Mavericks in the District Semifinal. The Warriors emerged with a decisive victory, winning all 10 matches...

Sophie Kardonik 19 hits the ball.

Varsity Tennis Ties Against Lake Travis

By Ian Drerup, Video Editor September 6, 2018

Varsity tennis went up against their well matched rivals, Lake Travis, on Sept. 5, but after hours of playing, the game had to be cancelled because of lightning. Despite this setback the team still...

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