By Aaron Valdez
When it comes to high school sports in the fall, it’s safe to say that most fans are excited for the return of football.
And while the football scene at Arcadia High School is nothing to scoff at, it’s the girls’ tennis team that boasts a real chance to make a deep run in the playoffs this year.
Coming off a prosperous year that saw them making it to the fourth round of CIF, the Apaches are back and stronger than ever. Head Coach Ruth Lagace returns for another promising season at Arcadia’s helm where she and the team still have an axe to grind.
Last season, Arcadia was nearly unbeatable as the Apaches dominated their opponents with pure skill and grace. The team went 19-0-1 overall and was unblemished in Pacific League action at 10-0.
The only loss came against the almighty Corona del Mar in that fateful CIF match-up, which ultimately concluded the Apaches’ 2017 season. This year, Arcadia has quite a few tough matches up ahead including some against Rancho Cucamonga, Mira Costa, and West Ranch.
Arcadia’s first game of the season lands on Aug. 23 as the Apaches square off against West Ranch. The Apaches will then open league play with a match against Hoover on Sept. 4.