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West tennis teams defeat City in annual doubleheader

West dominated May 1 in the annual doubleheader against cross-town rival City High.

Both the girls and boys tennis teams traveled down the road to the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex (HTRC) to compete against City High May 1. The match had originally been scheduled for April 18, but was rescheduled due to rain. However, both teams came prepared to continue their winning records (10-2 for the boys and 9-3 for the girls) by securing wins against City High. 


The boys team dominated 9-0 against City, sweeping in both singles and doubles. 


  1. Samir Singh ’24: 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
  2. Patrick Selby ’24: 6-0, 6-1
  3. Anthony Medina ’25: 6-1, 6-0
  4. Aaron Kang ’27: 6-0, 6-0
  5. Ankur Karandikar ’24: 6-0, 6-0
  6. Derek Hua ’25: 6-0, 6-0



  1. Selby/Singh: 6-0, 6-2
  2. Karandikar/Medina: 6-1, 6-3
  3. Hua/Kang: 6-0, 6-0


The girls team clinched their match in singles, ultimately securing a 7-2 win. 


  1. Maggie Shin ’24: 6-2, 6-1
  2. Anna Vasi ’24: 6-0, 6-2
  3. Marie Stier ’25: 6-3, 6-2
  4. Delmira Jara ’24: 6-0, 3-6, 4-10
  5. Vismitha Vuppala ’24: 3-6, 6-0, 15-13
  6. Elsie Gross ’27: 6-2, 6-3



  1. Claire Hahn ’25/Stier: 6-1, 6-1
  2. Jara/Gross: 5-7, 6-2, 5-10
  3. Audrey Crawford ’26/Grace Wang ’27: 6-0, 6-0


After finishing doubles, the girls team celebrated senior night on the HTRC tennis courts. The team recognized four seniors — Jara, Shin, Vasi and Vuppala — awarding them with colorful bouquets and other gifts. 


Delmira Jara ’24 smiles as she recieves her senior recognition gift and flowers May 1. (Gianna Liu)

Both teams will return to the court May 3 to take on Cedar Rapids Prairie. The girls team will travel to Prairie, while the boys team will play on West’s home courts. The boys team will also be celebrating senior night May 3, recognizing Karandikar, Selby and Singh. 

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Marie Stier
Marie Stier, Print Features Editor
(she/her) Marie Stier is a Junior at West High and she is excited for her second year on staff. She is the Feature Editor for WSS. In her free time, you can find her hammocking, doing puzzles on her porch and drinking kombucha (a recent discovery!)
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Gianna Liu, Print Sports and Photo Editor
(she/her) Gianna is a Junior and is starting her second year on staff! She is the Photo and Sports Editor this year for print, which is exactly what she loves to do: photography and volleyball! When she isn't doing those or writing, you will catch her binge-watching K-dramas, reading (fiction), biking or perfecting her skin-care routine.
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