Eagles finish season on an upswing

 Melody Ghaffari
Barrett Wong/Special to the Town Crier
Melody Ghaffari plays No. 2 singles for the Los Altos High girls tennis team. The sophomore lost just one league match this year.

The Los Altos High girls tennis team made the most of its shortened season, winning all 14 of its matches.

New St. Francis tennis coach transitions from the skies to the courts

Brandon Fisher
Courtesy of St. Francis High
Brandon Fisher, the new varsity boys tennis coach at St. Francis High, played the sport in high school and college.

The COVID-19 pandemic shut one door on Brandon Fisher but swung open another – coaching tennis.

After completing 1 mission, Fuchs returns to SVU to finish another

Elizabeth Fuchs
Courtesy of Elizabeth Fuchs
Elizabeth Fuchs, who graduated from Southern Virginia University in May, will attend Boston University in the fall to work toward earning her master’s degree.

Elizabeth Fuchs had an atypical experience as a student-athlete at Southern Virginia University. The Los Altos native took two years off from school and the tennis team to go on a mission for her church, and then her senior season was cut short due to the global pandemic.

Burdick’s college tennis career doesn’t end the way she hoped

Carina Burdick
Courtesy of Carina Burdick
Carina Burdick prepares to hit a shot during a Villanova tennis match. The Wildcats didn’t win a match her freshman year, but they were off to a 7-1 start this season.

Since the state’s shelter-in-place order began in March, scores of events have been postponed, canceled or significantly altered.

For Los Altos High alumna Carina Burdick, those events include milestones such as completing her senior season on the Villanova University women’s tennis team and attending her college graduation ceremony this spring.


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