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Varsity tennis takes on playoffs, semi-finals

Junior Ella Holliday serves the ball during a practice round. Playoffs will continue into semi-finals through the end of this week and can ultimately extend until next week for finals.

Paige Retajczyk, Reporter

November 5, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Convent’s varsity tennis team played at the San Francisco State University courts for their first round of playoffs against the Urban School of San Francisco. The team lost two games and won the remaining matches throughout the season, including the Lick-Wilmerding High School team ...

Varsity tennis trains for upcoming match

Junior Linda Karti runs to hit a backhand during a recent match against Urban High School. Karti usually plays number one doubles for Convent’s Varsity tennis team.

Elise Vulakh, Reporter

October 8, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Convent’s varsity tennis team practiced at Alice Marble tennis courts today for their upcoming match on Friday against University High School. The team is undefeated and has beat competitive schools, already surpassing their final standing of last year’s season.   “I am feeling o...

Vulakh’s View: Men shouldn’t run female sports

Vulakh's View: Men shouldn't run female sports

Gabriella Vulakh, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

Weeks of closely following the United States Open Tennis Championships, raised the question why women do not play the best of five tennis sets the same as the men in the Grand Slam Tennis tournaments. In other sports such as soccer, women play for the same duration as men — a total of 90 minutes — ...

Varsity tennis celebrates senior night

Seniors Abby Anderson and Mason Cooney hand balls to their opponents at the end of a game. Both seniors have played tennis for Convent since freshman year.

Laura Mogannam, Managing Editor

October 18, 2018

The Convent varsity tennis team recognized its seniors for Senior Night during their last regular season game against San Domenico at the Golden Gate Park Tennis Courts. The four seniors on the team, Kiki Apple, Mason Cooney and Abby Anderson, have all been playing tennis for Convent since freshman year. ...

Leading by example

Varsity tennis coach Erin Minuth '11 chats with freshmen Elise Vulakh during a match against Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. This is Minuth's first year as coach, and the team has a 5-0 record.

Jordan Russell, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

Varsity tennis walked onto the courts this season with a new head coach who is both an alumna and a former Convent tennis player. “Tennis is my family’s sport so I’ve played since I was three,” Erin Minuth ’11 said. “I took lessons in elementary, middle and high school. Once I got ol...

All hands in

Team co-captain Josephine Rozzelle shakes hands with her opponent from the Urban School. Before each match, the captains from both teams announce each player who shakes the opposing teams hands as well as the hands of both coaches.

Cece Giarman, Web Editor

December 14, 2017

Before every regatta, junior Camilla Sigmund joins her rowing team in a pre-race ritual, taking three deep breaths and passing a handshake from one team member to the next along the side of the boat. Rituals, the different actions completed around a meaningful event, not only have practical results o...

Tennis seasons wrap up

Sophomore Zoe Hinks serves during a JV tennis practice at Lafayette Park. The JV team has only two more practices up until the JV Jamboree, which will conclude their season.

Arianna Nassiri, Reporter

October 23, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE  After numerous matches were postponed due to the unsafe air quality caused by the fires in Northern California, the varsity and JV tennis seasons begin to come to a close. “I’m really going to miss tennis,” sophomore Kate Hindley said. “Other than soccer, tennis is my only sport, an...

Mistakes outweigh greatness

Mistakes outweigh greatness

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

March 15, 2016

There is a difference between making an honest mistake because of ignorance and making a mistake because you never thought you would get caught. Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid female athlete in the world, says she has made a “mistake.” Sharapova admitted in a press conference last week to failing a drug test at the Aust...

Ability over image

Ability over image

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

On the cusp of tennis history earlier this month, Serena Williams competed for the first calendar Grand Slam in 27 years. Her defeat in the U.S. Open semifinal at the hands of Roberta Vinci left fans in awe and complete shock, yet no one can discount her display of near perfection by dominating ...

Motion-activated video games are physically beneficial

NICOLE HVID | The Broadview

February 7, 2012

Elizabeth Burkett Reporter The image of a teenager slouched on a couch playing video games has changed with the introduction of motion-sensitive gaming devices that require body motions interacting with life-like images on the screen and getting exercise in the process. “I use our family Wii Fit to pla...

Senior gives back to alma mater by coaching tennis

Anjali Shrestha | the broadview.  Delancie teaches Audrey Bjorklund how to properly hold and swing a racket at an after school tennis session. Bjorklund is one of 12 girls that she teaches after school tennis to.

April 8, 2011

Claire Fahy Asst. Sports Editor Varsity tennis veteran Sophie De Lancie has found a way to reconnect with her elementary school by coaching middle school girls. “She loves Convent, so working with younger Convent [Elementary] students is the perfect avenue for her to show her ent...

Tennis team changes goals

October 30, 2009

TaLynn Mitchell Reporter With two weeks left in the tennis season, the team has changed the focus and goals from winning at any cost to being a more cohesive squad. “Going into the season we were focused on winning as many games as possible, but we soon realized that we needed to be more fo...

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