Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton each advanced into the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section girls' tennis tournament with victories Tuesday.
The Bears (19-5) edged host Sacred Heart Prep (15-5), 4-3, while Menlo earned a 6-1 victory over Leland.
In singles, sophomore Taylor Gould sailed to a 6-3, 6-0 win over Sera Kumar at No.1 and senior Georgia Anderson defeated Melissa Guo 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2. Knights No. 3 Elika Eshghi, a junior, beat Eura Choi 6-1, 6-4. Vida Saffari dropped a 6-0, 6-1 decision to Leland's Aivy Tran.
Menlo doubles teams swept, including senior Kaitlin Hao and sophomore Vivian Liu, who cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sarika Sriram and Ritika Choudhary at No. 1.
Junior Lauren Creamer and freshman Penelope Penfold-Patterson defeated Anna Dinh and Sarah Tsukiji 6-1, 4-6 (7-4) at No.2 doubles. Senior Ellie Lieberman and freshman Charlotte Lee prevailed over Nomita Chandra and Shaida Taghavi 6-1, 6-3 at three doubles.
Palo Alto grad Becca Raffel is one of several local players who will compete in the NCAA Division III tournament beginning Friday.
Raffel, a junior outside hitter for NESCAC champion Middlebury College, leads the team with 285 overall kills and 3.06 kills per set. She's second with 269 digs.
The Panthers (18-8) open at the SUNY Brockport regional and will meet Ithaca in the first round.
Paly grad Jade Schoenberger plays for SCAC Champion Trinity-Texas. The sophomore is a full-time starter for the Tigers (27-7) and averages nearly two kills a set. Trinity opens against Hendrix on Friday.
Gunn grad Erica Johnston plays for Centennial Conference Champion Johns Hopkins and has enjoyed a banner career thus far. The junior outside hitter has 570 career kills to date and 96 aces.
The Blue Jays (19-8) will face Christopher Newport Friday.
Menlo grad Sarah Bruml joins Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (23-3), ranked fourth nationally, at the NCAA tournament where they take on Colorado College.
Menlo grad Maddie Stewart plays for Tufts, who earned an at-large bid after falling to Middlebury in the NESCAC final. She averages 1.72 kills per set.
The Jumbos host an NCAA Division III Regional that opens Friday. Tufts (24-3) faces Maine Maritime Academy (22-8) in the first round.