Torrey Pines High School tennis team takes second at state championships

The Torrey Pines girls tennis team made it to the finals of the CIF USTA Southern California Girls Tennis Championships but fell to Peninsula, 2-5. For Peninsula (the No. 1), it was the second consecutive championship.

“This was the first time ever that the TP girls tennis team made it to the finals of the state tournament,” said co-captain CC Schwab. “In the finals, there were easily six highly ranked national players, so the level of play was like a national tournament.”

The Torrey Pines doubles teams of CC and Kathy Wang and Michelle Hao and Jessica Walker swept their three matches. CC and Kathy had won the CIF San Diego section doubles championship the previous weekend. The team’s nationally ranked freshman, Hannah Zhao, could not compete due to injury.

Falcon Sofie Beachboard had a key win for Torrey Pines in the quarterfinal match against Santa Barbara, which led to the Torrey Pines team advancing 4-3 to the semifinals against University High. The University versus TP match was a repeat of last year, when the two teams met in the semifinals, except this year the TP team won 5-2 against University.

The championship run marked the end of a great season for the Falcons.