Cate Wins Big on Parents’ Weekend

Cate girls’ tennis got Parents’ Weekend off to a strong start, recording a 13-4 victory over Thacher in Ojai.

Cate has now completed regular season play, finishing 6-2 in Tri-Valley League play and 6-3 overall. The team has also qualified for CIF Playoffs for the 11th consecutive year.

How it Happened

Cate jumped out to a 6-0 lead with wins from Alyna Takahashi, Frances Davis, and Claire Bianchi in singles and Ella Chang/Colette Chang, Ellie Tunnell/Sophie Alijani, and Athena Ke/Pyper Davis in doubles.

Junior Annie Chian subbed in for Pyper Davis against the Thacher #1’s, rallying from 1-5 down with Ke to take a 7-5 win. The pair cruised to a 6-1 win in the final round, collecting a Cate sweep for doubles line #3 on the day. Sisters Ella and Colette Chang also swept, with a trio of 6-1 wins at the #1 line.

Freshman Elsie Chamberlain again made the most of her opportunity as a substitute, moving to 8-3 on the season in singles play with a 6-4 win over the Thacher #3.

The match was followed by the Ojai tennis tradition of Boccali’s strawberry shortcake, with Cate coming out the 5-0 winner against the shortcakes. Numerous pizzas suffered a similar fate.

What’s Next for Cate Girls’ Tennis?

Six Cate players will compete individually this coming Tuesday in the league tournament, which will also be hosted by Cate this season. The following Monday, Cate will learn its playoff draw, with play to commence on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Thorpe Tennis Mini-Camps Are Back!

This summer I made the hard decision to cancel all Mini-Camp sessions. I did so with much sadness, but out of an abundance of caution. While I recognize that most other summer tennis programs were held, I felt that with the summer spike and the general lack of information about the virus, it was not in the best interest of the Thorpe Tennis Community’s health to hold these events.

I know how much my students look forward to these camps, so I am very excited to tell you that I now feel confident that I can safely provide the Thorpe Tennis Camp experience.

Mini-Camps This Holiday Season:

Thanksgiving Camp – Monday-Wednesday, Nov 23-25 10am-2pm (10am-12pm on day 3) $225

Winter Break Camp 1 – Monday-Wednesday, Dec 21-23 10am-2pm $270

Winter Break Camp 2 – Monday-Wednesday, Dec 28-30 10am-2pm $270

*lunch included, except on day 3 of Thanksgiving Camp

I need your help to make these camps a success, so I ask that you please RSVP at your earliest convenience. I have set an 8-player minimum for each of these camps to be held, so a solid response for the Thorpe Tennis Community is essential!

Warm Regards,

Coach Thorpe

p.s. If you’d like to mark your calendar for 2021, check out the dates on the Thorpe Tennis Mini-Camp page!