Azusa girls tennis player misses her chance to compete in CIF playoffs; parents blame school

By Steve Ramirez
Azusa High School’s Alyssa Pritchett thought she did all she could. The Aztecs tennis player put in extra work and it paid off with the Montview League singles championship. She also qualified for the opening rounds of the CIF-Southern Section individual championships, which were scheduled for this past Friday and Saturday. To Continue, click thread

But Pritchett lost her qualifying match at Whittier Narrows on Friday by default after a mix-up in the schedule. Pritchett said school officials told her it was on Saturday, not Friday as listed on the CIF-SS Web site. CIF officials called the school on Friday when she failed to show up and said she would have to forfeit.

“It’s just a shame,” said Brenda Pritchett, Alyssa’s mother. “She worked real hard, and to not have this chance to compete at CIF … well, it’s done now.”

Said her father, Jerry Pritchett: “This was not just another game. My daughter had been working toward this goal since the fifth grade. Azusa High School robbed her of this moment in her life.”

Calls to the Azusa athletics office were not immediately returned.

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