Rattler Varsity Tennis Blaze a Trail to Four District Wins

September 26, 2021

Rattlers Varsity Tennis Rack up Quintet of Important District Wins

Our Rattlers Varsity Tennis team have been busy carving their way closer to the District Playoffs with 4 exceptionally strong performances against Clark, Brandeis, MacArthur and Johnson High Schools.

Reagan vs Clark High School 9/15/2021 Win 10-1

The usual Team line up showed a strong performance in the starting doubles matches. The Boys won with a clean sweep in quick fashion while only dropping a collective total of five games to overpower the Clark Boys Doubles.

Darshini Mahesh in full flight during the mixed doubles match
Mathew Kim in action

The girls doubles also had a strong showing against their opponents with two out of three matches going the way of the Rattlers. This left only the mixed doubles to fight for a well deserved point. The Mixed pairing of Mathew Kim and Darshini Mahesh did not disappoint with an exceptional match that went all the way to a third set tie break. Kim and Mahesh eventually prevailed to win this enthralling encounter 6-2, 4-6, 10-2.

It did not take long for our boys and girls to make a a strong finish to the rest of the days tennis as the continued with a clean sweep of the matches to ultimately win 10-1.

Reagan vs Brandeis HS – Win 10-0

The Rattlers did not disappoint when they faced up to their Brandeis HS opponents. The Rattlers doubles pairings were on fire and romped to a quick 7-0 lead with the same happening in the singles matches. After the dust had settled the final score was a 10-0 win for our Rattlers.

Reagan vs MacArthur HS – Win 10-1

Jackson Flummer set to hit a powerful Forehand

With a twist against MacArthur, the team matches started with singles first. This proved an excellent opportunity for the line up to get a shake up and we saw the call up of Jackson Flummer and Koral Hatipkarasulu in the boys singles to demonstrate the depth of the Reagan team. Both Boys went on to win their matches 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-0 respectively. The 6 players in the boys lineup only dropped a total 2 games for all six matches and won the first 6 points in emphatic fashion.

The Girls singles had a great result too with only a single match being dropped out of all the 6 that started. Some notable mentions were the inclusion of of Italia Valencia and Darshini Mahesh in the singles format. They did not disappoint and both drew some solid performances to win with identical scores of 6-1,6-0.

Ultimately the Rattlers proved too strong and play concluded with a strong performance from all players.

Reagan vs Johnson HS – Win 10-1

Coach Daniel providing excellent advice and support for his players

The final conclusion to this quadruple win was the encounter against our arch rivals from the other side of Highway 281 – Johnson High School.

Johnson have proven in years gone by to be strong opponents and this year they came with some high hopes to “rattle” the rattler cage.

The doubles matches started and the level of play proved to be excellent. The Line 1, 2 & 3 boys proved too strong for the Johnson teams and they overwhelmed them with a clean sweep to take a 3-0 lead.

The Line 1 Girls had an exceptionally close encounter and narrowly lost to a strong Johnson pair in a seesaw match that could have landed either way for both teams. The Line 2 & 3 girls pairings both won their matches and took the overall match score to 5-1.

Emily Higgs and Paulina Razo celebrating another point

The final mixed doubles pairing proved too strong for Johnson as they were overwhelmed and won 6-1, 6-1 in dominant fashion.

After the doubles matched were over Reagan were in a strong position at 6-1 to go into the singles with a big advantage.

The Singles matches began with all Line 1 through 6 of the boys and the girls getting off to a strong start. The Boys singles went out with the smell of victory in the air and proceeded to dominate and overwhelm the Johnson line up. The boys managed a clean sweep against their opponents and secured the overall win. The girls singles were up in all their matches when the overall score was called and Reagan had secured the overall victory against Johnson.


All that remains are two remaining matches for the Rattlers to secure a berth in the District Playoffs. The team will battle Churchill High School this Tuesday and Lee High School on Friday afternoon. Both matches kick off at 4:30pm at Blossom Tennis Center. So come on down and cheer on the Ratter Team this week.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” —Michael Jordan