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2012 All-SCV Girls Tennis: Rebecca Ho, The greatest Grizzly

Rebecca Ho set the standard at Golden Valley

Posted: December 31, 2012 12:21 p.m.
Updated: December 31, 2012 12:21 p.m.

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It’s hard to grasp just how good Golden Valley’s Rebecca Ho has been over the course of her four-year varsity career until you stop and look at the numbers.

Ho lost just two sets against league competition this season, going 28-2 after an undefeated league season in 2011.

Her performance over the course of her varsity career has made one thing simple: She is without question the greatest tennis player to pass through the Golden Valley campus.

Even her two losses were quickly avenged.

A set dropped to Hart’s Natalia Munoz earlier in the season was a memory quickly erased when postseason play began.

For the second year in a row, Ho won the Foothill League individual tournament — this time with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 win over the Hart freshman.

Her second loss came earlier in that same tournament, when she dropped the first set to Jackie Resler and responded by sweeping the next two to advance.

At the time, Golden Valley head coach Josh Stimac suggested she might be the greatest female athlete to come out of Golden Valley.

“I would make the case that Rebecca’s the best female athlete that’s ever been a part of Golden Valley athletics,” said Stimac after the tournament concluded. “I know we don’t have the history that other schools do, but within our program, and among Foothill female tennis players, she’s got a special place.”

Where she ranks in the school’s athletic history is a topic up for debate, but her position as the greatest tennis star to come through the school is indisputable.

Over her four-year varsity career, Ho combined to go 138-13 in the Foothill League with two league titles and two CIF individual playoff appearances.

She has etched her name onto a list of recent Santa Clarita Valley individual tennis stars.

For that, she is once again The Signal’s All-SCV Girls Tennis Player of the Year.


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