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PARTNERS. Sophomore Elle Williams taps rackets with her doubles partner after a good point. Despite her strong desire to, Williams has never had the opportunity to play competitive doubles with her brother, Aidan Williams. “We’ve never competed in a tournament together because tournaments rarely offer mixed doubles,” she said.

Game, set, bond: Tennis deepens sibling connection

Annie Zhang, The Rubicon October 2, 2023
Elle and Aidan Williams come together over their love for the sport.
RACKET FIVE. Junior Liza Thomas and Senior Lucy Shaffer bump rackets to congratulate each other after scoring a point.

Girls tennis battles rival Providence in neck to neck showdown

Zimo Xie, RubicOnline September 10, 2023
The two teams were tied right until the very last match.
CHASE, PULL BACK, SWING. Junior Sandro Fusco tracks the trajectory of the ball before aiming a smash aim down the court.

Spartans tennis take home another win against the Mustangs

Rita Li, RubicOnline May 9, 2023
On Apr.18th, as spring immerses itself into summer for a brief week with the 80° weather. On the same day, the boys tennis team brought home another victory against Breck High School. The Spartans took a 6:1 win against Mustang at a home match.
CHEERFUL REJOICE. Senior Dev Kharbanda and seventh grader Caleb Colton high-fives each other joyfully after a successful match at Wayzata High School. “I was feeling pretty nervous because it was my first varsity match, and I hadnt known I was playing until I was picked up from school.” Said Caleb. “During the match I just tried to stay as positive as I could.”

Spartan tennis goes into season with State on their mind

Zimo Xie, Staff Writer May 1, 2023
United by their work ethic, skills and love for the game, the Spartans have become more than just a team.
TEAM SPIRIT. Tennis players Audrey Senaratna and Anna Nowakowski show team spirit by dressing up in tropical button-down on the day of their match.

Beach day and bonding: how sports teams stay connected

Johanna Pierach, The Rubicon October 12, 2022
From sleepovers to dinners, the girls tennis team stays connected through bonding experiences off the court.
Whats in my backpack is a feature series about students and what they carry to school each day.

Dobish’s backpack includes essentials for a comfy, Caribou day

Mariam Malik, RubicOnline October 3, 2022
Sophomore Hadley Dobish shares the contents of her backpack.
Senior Luka Shaker-Check jumping for the ball.

[PHOTO STORY] Boys varsity tennis wins 6-1 against Central

Lara Cayci, RubicOnline May 4, 2021
The Spartans won 6-1 overall as a team; they won all doubles matches and second, third, and fourth singles matches.
After each match at the U.S. Open, Osaka posted a photo of her walking onto the court with the mask and the name that she wore. On every post except this one, she didnt leave a caption. Osaka said, Actually I have a lot to say about this. I remember Trayvon’s death clearly. I remember being a kid and just feeling scared, irreverent info but I actually didn’t wear hoodies for years cause I wanted to decrease the odds of “looking suspicious”. I know his death wasn’t the first, but for me it was the one that opened my eyes to what was going on. I remember watching the events unfold on tv and wondering what was taking so long, why was justice not being served. To see the same things happening over and over still is sad. Things have to change.

An athlete, a social justice warrior…

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline February 27, 2021

Naomi Osaka: the female championship athlete of our generation. At the age of 22 in 2019, she was the highest-paid female athlete in the world. The Associated Press's Female Athlete of 2020. A four-time...

Senior Maya Choi warms up with her mask on before the game.

Girls tennis senior game filled with love

Elle Chen, Production Manager October 2, 2020
Despite having a season record of 9-1 so far, the Girls Tennis Team faced strong competitors last tonight as they lost for the second time this season to Breck, 0-7.
Audrey Senaratna steps forward, acknowledging herself to her opponent during line ups, a time when tennis players would usually introduce themselves by shaking their opponents hand.

Sports adjust practice, play for COVID-19 restrictions

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline October 1, 2020

Hybrid learning began Sept. 29, and while numerous changes were made by both the Athletic Department and Minnesota State High School League before sports started on Aug. 17, even more policies have been...

[Q&A] Tennis captain Maya Choi talks leadership during a pandemic

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline September 25, 2020

Varsity Girls Tennis captain Maya Choi discusses what has changed and stayed the same with the new precautions in place due to Coronavirus.

ATP & WTA tour coach posted on his Instagram about the air quality in the stadium and the difficulties the players faced while playing in the smoke.

Australian Open players raise wildfire relief funds

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline January 21, 2020
Forced to play in smoky conditions, Australian Open players pledged to donate money to help.
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