Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Gingembre (not pictured) said the powerful connection between teammates fosters a welcoming environment for playing.

Individual but united

Tennis is often seen as a no-contact sport with a small number of players on court, but the girls varsity tennis team understands the sport’s complexity, and the bond they share with the sport and each...

PREPARING FOR CCS: Faith Watters practices her form during a match, which she says needs some improvement.

Varsity girls tennis team keeps up momentum mid-season

By Leila Salam, Zeinab Rakhshandehroo, and Brevin Reed November 6, 2021

Varsity girls tennis is continuing to push through their season as they begin to look ahead to the upcoming Central Coast Section finals. While they are still currently in the middle of the season, the...

Senior Rujuta Swadi wears a mask while playing in a match against Los Gatos on March 4.

Girls varsity tennis finishes season 1-13, winning final match

By Nitya Kashyap April 26, 2021

Varsity girls tennis closed out their season at the end of March, clinching their first win in their final match, versus Los Gatos. Junior Mithi More said in a Zoom interview she thinks there are multiple...

Sophomore Thien-Nhi battles against her Los Gatos opponent in CCS.

Girls tennis star Thien-Ni reflects on season

By Jackson Faria December 10, 2019

Sophomore Thien-Nhi Vu was one of multiple players on the varsity tennis team to qualify for CCS playoffs. As the only sophomore on varsity, she is a dominant singles player, and managed to lose only one...

Coach recalls journey through tennis

Coach recalls journey through tennis

By Elaine Huang October 30, 2019

JV girls and boys tennis Coach Edmond Kwong said he has been interested in tennis  since he was in high school, and has been able to continue his passion for the sport through an unexpected coaching position.  “I...

Team captains Brinda Pandi and Belinda Yan confer with coach Sundar Parthasarathy prior to their last home game against LHS.

Girls varsity tennis score an ace with new coach

By Karen Li October 30, 2019

When seniors Brinda Pandi and Belinda Yan met on the tennis court in seventh grade, they became friends mainly out of necessity. Their first names were similar and they were the only girls in the league,...

Flowers, laughs and tears: players celebrate their extensive history with the seniors.

Tennis creates everlasting bonds

By Anika Karody October 28, 2019

Following their match on October 24, the girl’s varsity tennis team held their senior night, where they recognized the seniors on the team, ate dinner together and reminisced about fond memories “[The...

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