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Menlo rolls to NorCal tennis championship

Original post made on May 25, 2009

It should have been an exciting time for members of the Menlo School boys' tennis team, when they wrapped up the program's sixth Northern California championship on Saturday with a 7-0 victory over Bellarmine. However, it was anything but that.

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Posted by wow
a resident of another community
on May 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

bellarmine's graduation was yesterday.

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Posted by paloalto
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 25, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Bellarmine's AD is in charge of sportsmanship for CCS this year. The school could do a little soul searching after the tennis fiasco and the parents' behavior at the boys lax finals. Truly an embarrassment for Bellarmine.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Bill Shine, should focus his comments on his own team, without making negative comments about Bellarmine. I am tired of Bill complaining about other teams, when throughout the season, the Menlo team exhibited poor sportsmanship behavior throughout the season. Menlo may deserve a win, but they could use some instruction on sportsmanship.

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Posted by Bill Patton
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 26, 2009 at 6:47 am

No mention of the extremely tough semifinal battle between Mission San Jose and Bellarmine? Four 3set matches were played in the semifinals, and Mission had a 3-0 lead, only for Bellarmine to passionately claw their way out of that hole. Why would they do that in order to tank the final. It makes no sense. Perhaps they were a little tired from a very difficult and emotional semifinal. It's not ALL about Menlo.

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Posted by Tyler Glenn
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 26, 2009 at 8:32 am

An interesting story, but shouldn't there be an article that celebrates Menlo School's incredible season?

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Posted by Glen Pritzker
a resident of another community
on May 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Amen to the previous comment. How about celebrating Menlo's incredible season and also Coach Shine's body of work which is beyond incredible.Regardless of all the previous comments, I still have not heard a logical explanation as to where Bellarmine's number one player was during Nor Cals. That player is a sophomore. Was he at graduation?...Coach Shine should be commended for not just winning but also developing a sense of commitment for something bigger than the self among his players. The TEAM comes first. Coach Shine's players were all there and ready to play and that is the bottom line.

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