Current members of the Menlo School boys' and girls' tennis teams were busy at their respective USTA regionals held over the weekend at Alpine Hills Tennis & Swim Club and at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Center.
One current member of the Knights and one former player captured titles.
In the Boys' 18 singles, ex-Menlo standout JT Nishimura won the singles crown with a 6-4, 6-1 win over top-seeded Jake Douglas of Rolling Hills. Douglas reached the finals against the No. 2 Nishimura by eliminating current Menlo players Vikram Chari (7-5, 4-6, 6-3) in the quarterfinals and David Ball of Palo Alto (6-1, 6-0) in the semifinals.
Ball went on to drop the third-place match to No. 7 Everett Maltby of Sunnyvale, 6-3, 6-3. Ball and partner Nick Chua of San Carlos lost in the doubles semifinals, 8-6, to eventual champs Daniel Cardiff (Lafayette) and Andrew Gu (El Cerrito).
In the Boys' 16 Doubles, Menlo's Lane Leschly teamed with Sam A. Rifface of Roseville to win the title with an 8-1 win over brothers Dominic and Paul Barretto of Tiburon.
Leschly, who was seeded No. 1 in singles, reached the finals before fallling to eventual champ Sean Hill of Berkeley in the semifinals, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
In the Girls' 18 Doubles at Alpine, Menlo's Kristy Jorgensen and partner A.J. Gomer of Lagune Niguel made it to the finals before falling to Jada Hart (Colton) and Vanessa Nommenson (San Jose), 8-3. Jorgenson and Gomer came in as the No. 1 seed.