The Los Banos Tiger girl’s tennis team defeated the Beyer Patriots on Oct. 3, by a score of 6-3 to improve to 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

That match set up a rematch with the defending state champion Mt. House Mustangs on Oct 5, who handed the Tigers their only conference loss earlier this season.

“The girls battled all match long,” Coach Lynn Barcellos told the Express, “taking three matches to three sets, but in the end, Mt. House came out on top again by an 8-1 score. We tip our caps to the Mustang girls: they aren’t the defending state champions for nothing. They won it all in 2021 and only lost two girls to graduation from last year’s team.”

Michael Martin