PASADENA — There aren’t many worries when the singles players on the Westridge tennis team step on to the court.
Maral Tavatian, Lena Tavatian and Erin McDonald each bring experience and composure, something that’s given the rest of the Tigers assurance that they have a legitimate opportunity to win the majority of their matches.
It proved to be the case once again Monday afternoon, when Westridge met visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in a nonleague match at Muir High.
The trio combined to lose only one game en route to helping Westridge pick up a 17-1 victory.
“It’s our strength because they bring just so much experience,” said Westridge Coach Jerry Rivera, whose team improved to 2-0. “They are the backbone of the team, and it’s their determination to keep getting better.
“When they beat somebody easily, they don’t take it lightly. They are also all business in practice.”
Maral and Lena Tavatian, the Nos. 1 and 2 players, respectively, didn’t lose any games. McDonald lost one game, but still had no trouble dispatching her opponents. Maral Tavatian hasn’t lost a game in six sets and Lena has lost once.