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Dua Lipa sits in the ocean as a shark fin approaches her, hinting at the theme of lovers potentially backstabbing you. Photo courtesy of Tyrone Lebon.
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Opinion
Unwinding with Nature
Sitwat Mian, Graphic Editor

Cross-District Deuces: Phoenix Falter to Rams

On March 14, the Phoenix girls tennis team battled the visiting Riverside Rams in a competitive matchup, with the Rams ultimately taking the win with a final score of 6-3.
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Danielle Kimpson Kaley
Freshman Leeyu Assefa returns a powerful serve in her scrimmage match. “It’s definitely an experience, sometimes it can be a lot seeing people who are more talented and really skilled when you’re first starting off,” freshman and Assefa’s teammate Skylar Helms said.

In a tense contest between two highly-ranked teams, on Tuesday, March 14, the Phoenix girls tennis team went up against the Riverside Rams. The Phoenix kept up a good fight with a few singles wins; however, the Rams came out on top with a win of 6-3.

In the first portion of the match, the Phoenix were met with strong opponents all around. As a result, the singles round ended with a 4-2 score, with freshman Iza Paul and senior Sannidhi Sangisetti claiming the two wins for the Phoenix. After the six singles rounds, the teams moved onto the doubles section of the match. Once again, the Rams took the majority as they ended the match with a final score of 6-3. The Phoenix took victory in one doubles match however, a team effort by Paul and sophomore Mrudu Annavarapu. 

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Tanishka Enugu
Tanishka Enugu, Editor In Chief
Tanishka Enugu is a senior and this is her fourth year on The Blaze staff! A passionate writer who appreciates the community the newspaper brings, she loves being able to represent the student body through the paper. Tanishka is also a huge history buff who strives to engage in all things related to the subject through her role as president of both the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, and the Academic Team here at the Rock. Formerly the sports section editor, she is also a four year member of the track and field team, and loves to watch and discuss all things hockey. Similar to some of her favorite pieces to write, she enjoys indulging in pop culture, good books, and even better TV shows during her free time.
Sam Cho
Sam Cho, Staff Writer
Sam Cho is a senior in his first year on the Newspaper staff. He decided to join because he wanted to become a part of a new source at Rock Ridge. As of right now, Cho is part of the SCA, where he helps organize events such as prom, pep rallies, and homecoming. He is part of the lacrosse team as a long stick middie. He is looking forward to graduating and attending college and studying Public Health. Cho also enjoys playing basketball with friends and maintaining his reselling business in his free time. “I believe that a key to newspaper, from what I’ve seen so far, is to be more open to new people and be more active in finding resources,” Cho said.
Danielle Kimpson Kaley
Danielle Kimpson Kaley, Staff Writer
Danielle is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. In her free time, she loves sleeping whenever she gets the chance. She also watches anime and recently finished “Chainsaw Man,” and enjoys playing the guitar, which she has been doing for six years. She enjoys all genres of music, except country, and her favorite album is “HOPE” by NF. While her favorites change a lot, they have a very similar vibe. Danielle's mom is the reason she joined the newspaper. When her mom found out about “The Blaze,” she was so excited and encouraged Danielle to join the paper.

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