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



Boys 18


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

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

Boys 16


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


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


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


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

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

Girls 18


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

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

Girls 16


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


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

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

Girls 12


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


Boys 16

Round 3

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

Boys 14


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

Boys 12


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

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

Girls 14


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


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