The Gauls return two singles starters and two starting doubles pairs from last year’s team that went 13-3 and went undefeated the Ambassador League. The players “sponge off each other in how fast they learn,” says Head Coach Ron Martinez. He says their quick learning style makes up for the fact that most of the team doesn’t play year-round.
Deepak Tummala ’17, who went to the round of 16 in CIF Individuals in 2016, is the leader of what Coach Ronnie Martinez calls “a full team.” Tummala, who is ranked in Southern California and is receiving attention from collegiate tennis teams like Emory University, will be Martinez’s #1 singles player. Tom Liu ’18 and Ramos Wu ’17 round out the singles rotation. Martinez says he’s been very happy with newer players like Juan Pablo Calderoni ’19, Tony Jun ’18, and Andrew Shen ’19.
WSC’s doubles team features five returning players among the six slots. Seniors Darren Hsu and Raphael Huang are the number one pair, while Parsa Ariane ’17 and Nick Dodds ’17 will be the number two team. Junior Kia Nalbandi, also a returning player, will team with Calderoni on the #3 pairing.
Martinez says the Gauls “should win” the Ambassador League once again, adding that Arrowhead Christian should give Webb a tough challenge. Webb has started the year with an 18-0 win over West Covina, a 17-1 win over Covina, a 15-3 win over Tarbut V’Torah, and a 15-3 loss to Pasadena Poly.
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.