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Sarwal brothers earn first trophy at Alpine Hills

 

By Rick Eymer

Palo Alto Online Sports

The first trophies of the Alpine Hills Junior Fall Classic Open were handed out Wednesday at the Alpine Hills Tennis and Swim Club.

The combination of Portola Valley brothers Reuben Sarwal and Richie Sarwal proved too much to handle in the boys' 16 doubles tournament. Sarwal and Sarwal won the round-robin format to win their division.

Reuben Sarwal also played in the boys' 14 doubles tournament, but he and partner Scott Evans, also of Portola Valley, dropped the final match, 6-1, 6-4, to the No. 2 seeded duo of Michael Boggs and Cameron Kirkpatrick.

The team of Palo Alto's William Borie and Stanford's Jake Chua-Gozani reached the finals of the boys' 12 doubles division, advancing with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Portola Valley's David Quezada and Robert Thompson.

Richie Sarwal remains in contention for a singles title as well, as the fourth seeded player reached the semifinals with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Stanford's Rainer Rubin. No. 2 seed Zeke Brown also advanced, beating Peter Buckley, 6-0, 6-4.

Menlo Park's Cameron Kirkpatrick, the fourth seed, also has an opportunity to grab another championship trophy as he advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Menlo Park's Matt Liston.

The second and fourth seeds of the boys' 12 singles remain alive in the main draw following Wednesday's action. No. 2 Jake Chua-Gozani qualified into Thursday's 9 a.m. semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 decision over Justin Flora. No 4 Shiv Matta beat Portola Valley's Michael Quezada, 6-1, 6-2. The two locals could play each other in the scheduled noon title match.

In girls' 16 singles action, Menlo Park's Erin Laporte and Palo Alto's Paulette Wolak each reached the semifinals with wins on Wednesday. Aashli Budhiraja lost her semifinal match in the girls' 14 division and is regulated to the third-place match.

Alpine Hills Junior Fall Classic Open

Alpine Hills Tennis and Swim Club

Wednesday

Singles

Boys 18

Semifinals

Grossman d. Kasagi, 6-2, 6-1

On d. Joshi, 6-1, 6-1

Boys 16

Quarterfinals

Gao d. Hoffman, default

Sarwal d. Rubin, 7-5, 6-0

Standifer d. Stearns, 6-1, 6-4

Brown d. Buckley, 6-0, 6-4

Boys 14

Quarterfinals

Eng d. Tu, 6-0, 6-1

Liu d. Leung, 6-1, 7-5

Kirkpatrick d. Liston, 6-1, 6-0

Pashenkov d. Buckley, 6-2, 7-6(4)

Boys 12

Quarterfinals

Huang d. Quinn, 6-0, 6-1

Matta d. Quezada, 6-1, 6-2

Chung d. Weinmann, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Chua-Gozani d. Flora, 6-3, 6-1

Boys 10

Semifinals

Chiu d. Chang, 6-0, 6-0

Sah d. Stratakos, 7-5, 6-1

Girls 18

Semifinals

Vandroff d. Chen, 6-2, 6-3

Wang d. Liu, 6-2, 6-1

Girls 16

Quarterfinals

Fazekas d. Ju, 6-3, 6-3

Laporte d. Raman, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Wolak d. Chui, 6-1, 7-5

Haithcock d. Caviglia, 6-3, 6-2

Girls 14

Semifinals

Casper d. Harrigan, 6-3, 6-3

On d. Budhiraja, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7)

Girls 12

Semifinals

Kawamura d. Ju, 6-4, 6-1

Burdick d. Takru, 6-4, 6-2

Girls 10

Round 2

Vielma d. Gurevich, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

Boys 16

Round 3

Re. Sarwal-Ri. Sarwal d. Gao-Low, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Boys 14

Championship

Boggs-Kirkpatrick d. Evans-Sarwal, 6-1, 6-4

Boys 12

Semifinals

Ris. Sardana-Rit. Sardana d. Martin-Sah, 6-1, 6-1

Borie/Chua-Gozani d. Quezada-Thompson, 6-2, 6-3

Girls 14

Championship

Ju-Takru d. Herekar-Samuelian, 6-2, 6-3

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