The Santa Clara Valley Athletic League season in girls' golf is nearly half over and one thing is for sure at this point: Gunn is the team to beat.
The defending champion Titans continued to emphasize that point on Monday as they remained perfect on the season with a pair of victories at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course.
The Titans (6-0, 7-0) topped Saratoga, 200-249, and did the same to Monta Vista, 200-270, and now have beaten every league team at least once except Homestead and Los Gatos.
Gunn, which has won 16 straight league matches dating to last season, will face Los Gatos on Wednesday for the first time -- at Santa Teresa Golf Course in San Jose. The Titans and Mustangs have yet to face each other but will do so twice in the same week next month.
Senior Jayshree Sarathy and junior Anna Zhou led Gunn on Monday as each shot a 1-over 35. Lianna McFarlane-Connelly and Tiffany Yang each shot 41 with Sandra Herchen rounding out the scoring with a 48.
In the first of two West Bay Athletic League showdowns this season, Sacred Heart Prep got the best of rival Menlo School, 228-242, in action Monday at Sharon Heights Country Club.
The Gators (2-0, 2-1) had five scorers in the 40s, led by freshman Lauren Von Thaden's 41. Sophomore Maddy Ellison shot 45, junior Jessica Koenig carded a 46 and senior Annie Fishback had a 47.
Menlo sophomore Jessie Rong earned medalist honors with a 2-over 38. The Knights (1-2) got a 48 from Lauren Yang, Erin Broderick shot 49, Nicole Henderson finished with a 53 and Christina Schwab added a 54.
Sacred Heart Prep will take on defending WBAL champ Castilleja on Wednesday at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club.
Castilleja will bring a 3-0 league match (3-1 overall) into the first of two matches with SHP following a 223-278 victory over host Mercy-Burlingame at Crystal Springs Golf Club.
Chloe Sales shot a 3-over 39 to lead Castilleja while Nicole Mitchell added a 41 as the teams played in warm, sunny conditions. Danielle Mitchell added a 44, Paris Wilkerson shot 48 and Ellie Zales finished with a 51 as the players found the greens tricky to putt despite Saturday's heavy rain.
Hannah Manheim posted a 7-6, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles and Karina Uppal registered a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3, but that was all Pinewood could muster in a 5-2 nonleague loss to host Mountain View on Monday as the Panthers fell to 2-3 overall.
The scheduled Gunn-Milpitas match was not reported.