In early March a young Mayfair tennis team opened the Suburban League season with a 15-3 loss to Cerritos. However, in the comfort of their own court on Thursday afternoon, several players stepped into unfamiliar roles to help the Monsoons knock off the Dons for the first time since 1998 with a 10-8 upset win to move into a tie for first place in league.
Bryan Ta, a junior who normally plays doubles, stepped into the singles matches and secured two critical wins in three matches for the Monsoons. Seth Foster, taking Ta’s place in doubles, teamed up with fellow sophomore Chris Pu to secure the team victory with a late doubles win.
Simon Ketema had perhaps the biggest performance of the day. The sophomore recorded wins over all three Cerritos’ singles players to help the Monsoons finish off the Dons.
Since the opening league loss to Cerritos, Mayfair (9-5, 6-1) has now won six straight league games to pull into a tie with the Dons. With five more league wins the Monsoons would secure at least a tie for the Suburban League title for the first time since 1998. Mayfair will next head to Bellflower on Tuesday, April 4.