Palo Alto's Choy wins national tennis championship


Sacred Heart Prep's Sara Choy had herself quite a sophomore tennis season as she won her second consecutive Central Coast Section singles title and improved to 59-0 against high school competition over two years.

But, she wasn't quite yet finished. Choy then headed for Scottsdale, Ariz., for the USTA National Winter Championships over Christmas break.

Choy won seven straight singles matches in Arizona, topped by a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over unseeded Hannah Zhao of San Diego in the Girls 16U finals on Saturday.

Choy, a Palo Alto resident, came into the tournament seeded No. 1 and defended that lofty status by winning five of her matches in straight sets. She trailed only once, during a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Maia Sung in the Round of 32. Her other three-setter came in a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 triumph over No. 8 seed Sophia Edwards in the quarterfinals.

Choy now has won four straight national tennis titles, including one regional crown in Girls 18U.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by dennis
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jan 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Sara is the champion of success, on an off the court, with the most beautiful of smiles. My hope is that she makes Stanford her university of choice.

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