The South Pasadena varsity girls tennis team took their match against Garden Grove Friday afternoon, moving them into the quarterfinals for the first time in several years.

With a few games yet to finish in Friday’s match, the girls tennis squad took a commanding 11-3 lead.

The teams play 18 games, and even if Garden Grove were to win the remaining few games in the match, it would not be enough to overcome the Tigers lead.

First-year head coach Karina Ward gave the credit to the entire team.

“It goes across the board from our singles to our doubles,” Ward said as the second-round was winding down. “We really didn’t have one player that took control of everything. Everybody took care of each match. It was a team victory.”

Depending on the outcome of the other second round match between Rio Mesa and Huntington Beach, it’s possible the Tigers will be playing at home this coming Monday in the quarterfinals.

If Rio Mesa wins, the Tigers are at home. If Huntington Beach wins, they travel to Huntington Beach.

The final score for girls tennis was 14-4.

Stay tune to all the details as this story develops. Also, don’t forget to read the print edition of The Review to get the entire story with in-depth coaches interviews and comments.

Steve Whitmore
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Steve Whitmore is the editor for the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.

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