The Harker School’s girls varsity tennis team went to Monterey in mid-September to compete with 15 other teams in the Santa Catalina Invitational, and for the first time in Harker history, brought home a first place victory. Senior Aranshi Kumar won first place at number four singles. At number one singles, co-captain Jenny Chen, grade 11, reached the semifinals, co-captain Tanya Piskun, grade 12, as well as Katia Mironova, grade 10, placed second in number one doubles along with number three singles player Daria Karakoulka, grade 11, and the number 3 doubles team of Ariana Shulman, grade 10, and Indica Sur, grade 11. Sahithya Prakash, grade 10, along with the doubles team of Sylvie Dobrota, grade 11, and Arden Hu, grade 9, reached the quarterfinals of number two singles and doubles, respectively.
Harker girls volleyball defeated Saratoga High, King’s Academy and Fremont at freshmen, JV and varsity levels to sweep the entire week. Varsity is on a five-game win streak with a 5-2 overall record.
Harker girls water polo went 1-3 at the Wilcox Tournament over the weekend, playing well against strong competition and defeating Lincoln 10-5 in the process. Keri Clifford, grade 11, had 13 goals in the tournament. Others chipping in were: Simy Bhagat, grade 12, Anna Levine, grade 10, Sonia Sidhu, grade 11, Delaney Martin, grade 9, Anushka Das, grade 9, Rachel Yanovsky, grade 11 and Daphne Millard, grade 11.
Boys varsity water polo lost a heartbreaker in mid-September to Santa Clara in the final seconds 12-11. And the JV squad won their first-ever league game 5-0 versus Santa Clara!
Harker’s varsity football team lost to Capuchino in mid-September, with a final score of 35-14. They dropped to 2-1 on the season.
The Mercury News Highlight Reel noted senior Daanish Jamal for his early-September performance against Emery, which included making three touchdowns and an interception.
Girls golf lost by only four strokes to perennial league power Sacred Heart last week. But they bounced back to defeat Mercy the following day with Kristine Lin, grade 10, shooting a 36.
Colby Rapson ’10 was in the Sept. 13 section of Movin’ On Up in the Mercury News for her amazing U.C. Berkeley crew accomplishments, which include being the first female coxswain recruited for a men’s team. Rapson had an incredible summer!
Sean Morgan ’10 walked on and made the football team at Washington University-St. Louis. Congratulations!
Cole Davis ’10 helped the Stanford swim team win the majority of their 11 events against Centenary in Lousiana in early September. Davis was one on a team of four newcomers to win the 200 Neely relay, en route to the fastest times in all 11 events. Davis also won the 50-free race. Stanford noted him as “one of the underclassmen who shined” at the event.