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Stavropoulos, SHP win four times at girls tennis tournament

 

Junior Melina Stavropoulos won four times, including twice at No. 1 singles, and the Sacred Heart Prep girls' tennis team completed the Battle of the Bay tournament with a 4-0 record.

Menlo's top singles player Taylor Gould won three of her four matches and the Knights split four matches at the tournament.

Gators' junior Sara Choy won two matches on the first day of the tournament, improving to 69-0 against high school competition. Stavropoulos stepped into the top spot on the second day and SH Prep did not miss a beat.

Sacred Heart Prep (9-3) used a variety of lineups in the tournament, held at Monte Vista in Danville and at Menlo and Sacred Heart.

Freshman Isa Robinson steadily moved up the ladder throughout the tournament, winning each time. She teamed with Sarah McGrath at No. 1 doubles in the Gators' 7-0 victory over Tamalpais, played at No. 4 singles in their 6-1 victory over Piedmont, won at No. 3 singles in SHP's 6-1 victory over Miramonte and finished at No. 2 singles in a 7-0 win over San Ramon Valley.

Natalie Henriques won three singles matches and her doubles match, while Nooryan Jafri won a singles match and three doubles matches.

In addition to Sarah McGrath, Emily McGrath, Lindsey Marcus and Nathalie Rotenberg were each 4-0 in doubles matches, playing with various partners.

Stavropoulos and Jafri did not drop a set during the tournament.

Knights' senior Georgia Anderson and the doubles team of Kaitlin Hao and Vivian Liu were also 3-1 in the tournament as Menlo (7-6) topped Dougherty Valley, 6-1, and Redwood, 6-1. Amador Valley was a 5-2 winner over the Knights and host Monte Vista edged Menlo, 4-3.

Menlo returns to West Bay Athletic League Foothill competition Thursday, hosting Castilleja (2-2, 10-5) at 3:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Prep hosts Harker (2-2, 4-2) also at 3:30 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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