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Menlo School's Leschly wins tennis sportsmanship award

 

Menlo School new graduate Lane Leschly has won the USTA Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award for his honorable play in tennis tournaments during the season.

Chosen among all junior players nationwide, the Harvard-bound Leschly is one of two winners who will be honored in a ceremony during the USTA semi-annual meeting Sept. 3-6 in New York.

Leschly, a finalist last year, is the latest Menlo senior to win the award, joining Harvard's Andrew Ball (2011) and Brigham Young's David Ball (2014). This marks the sixth time in seven years that a NorCal junior has been selected for this award.

As a sophomore, Leschly won the Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award at the USTA National Championships as an Under-16 player.

Presented annually by the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the award honors four recipients are selected from the 17 sectional nominations of the United States Tennis Association awards committee. The USTA Northern Section solicited nominations from tournament directors, officials and coaches, and this year, the section asked for selections from junior players, as well.

— Menlo School Athletics

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