Upper School

Eagle Update: Boys tennis ends historic season

The boys tennis team’s historic run ended last week in the CCS semifinals as the team fell to eventual CCS champion Homestead 4-3 in a tremendous battle. Some tennis players are in competition this week, as frosh Tanishk Konduri competes in the CCS singles tournament as the #1 seed Tuesday and Thursday, while the doubles team of juniors Vyom Vidyarthi and Jeffrey Zhang compete Wednesday and Thursday. All play will be at Seascape Sports Club in Aptos.

Singles Bracket: https://cifccs.org/Playoffs/results/23-24/Tennis_Boys_-_Singles_23-24.pdf

Doubles: https://cifccs.org/Playoffs/results/23-24/Tennis_Boys_-_Doubles_23-24.pdf

The varsity girls were well represented at the CIF state swimming championship meet this last weekend in Clovis. The girls 200 medley relay swam by sophomore Janam Chahal (backstroke), junior Kyra Cui (breaststroke), senior Ashley Hong (butterfly) and frosh Eliana Chui (freestyle), entered as a 34th seed, dropped 0.41 seconds to finish 24th overall, beating their own school record with a time of 1:48.63. Cui swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.22, moving up to 26th place from 33rd. Hong also swam the 200 IM and finished just out of finals as first alternate in 19th. Hong did make the A final in her 100 breast and finished ninth overall in a very competitive heat.

The track and field team ran at the CCS Championship preliminaries Saturday at Gilroy High School, resulting in some athletes qualifying for finals. The varsity boys 4x100m relay (senior Michael Chang, juniors Kaleb Goldin and Eric Zhang and sophomore Brady Tse) ran a season-best of 42.62 and is #7 going into the finals. Senior Veyd Patil finished as the fifth fastest qualifier with a personal record time of 4:16.67 in the 1600m. Senior Anjali Yella ran the 200m (placing fourth at 25.07) and 400m (third with a time of 56.11) and qualified for both finals. Senior Andrew Smith ran his last 300m hurdle race breaking his own school record with a time of 42.18. Ninth grader Samaara Patil placed 22nd in the 800m run, and Kaleb Goldin fought off injuries to place 14th and 22nd in the 100m and 200m, respectively. Brady Tse placed 15th in the 200m and 10th in the 400m. The finals are set for this Saturday at Gilroy High starting with the boys relay team at 4:50 p.m.

Prelim Results: https://cifccs.org/Playoffs/results/23-24/CCS_TF_Semifinal_results_-2024.pdf 

Before a raucous Senior Day crowd, the Harker varsity baseball team closed its season Thursday with a 17-1 win over league opponent Jefferson at Washington Park. The story of the game was pitcher Adi Jain. The senior struck out 16 batters and allowed no hits in just 6 2/3 innings before having to leave the game after reaching the state mandated pitch count limit. Fellow senior Jack Ledford came in to strike out the only batter he faced to complete the no hitter. Jain also had a big day at the plate with a single and a double and four runs driven in. Senior Brandon Zau had three hits including a triple and a double. Fellow senior Jerry Li and frosh Shaurya Jain also had three on the day to lead an 18-hit Harker attack. The Eagles finished the season with an overall record of 12-13 but were 8-7 in league play, finishing in third place in the Lake Division of the competitive Peninsula Athletic League.

The boys volleyball season came to a close last Tuesday with the team falling in the Open Division quarterfinals at Mitty 25-19, 28-26, 25-20. The team’s season was historic, as they earned the program’s first-ever SCVAL-De Anza Championship with a 14-1 record (25-10 overall) and secured a spot in the Open Division which is reserved only for the top teams in the section.

After starting 1-5, Harker softball rallied to finish their season with a 6-6 overall record including a final 20-2 win at Wilcox, where Raeanne Li, grade 9, pitched a one-hitter to win her fifth game of season. Helping offensively were hits from grade 9’s Maddie Avila, Selena Chen, Grace Fu and Li; sophomore Joy Hu, junior Olivia Guo and senior Isha Kotalwar

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