Prep report: Weekend tennis, cross country results

The Menlo-Atherton boys team finished fifth in its race. Photo by Malcolm Slaney.

The Menlo girls' tennis team took sixth place at its own Fourth Annual Golden State Classic at Stanford University on Saturday.

The Knights went 2-2 in the 16-team tournament, defeating Piedmont in the opening match and St. Ignatius in the final round.

Senior Taylor Gould went 2-2, taking her St. Ignatius match to a tiebreaker and sweeping her matches against Mira Costa and Piedmont at No. 2 singles.

Sophomore Addie Ahlstrom also split matches with victories over Monta Vista and St. Ignatius and the tough No. 1 spot.

Freshman Tricia Zhang went 3-1, falling to Mira Costa in doubles, and winning at three singles against Monta Vista, St. Ignatius and in No. 1 doubles, with senior Vivian Liu against Piedmont.

The Knights travel; to Cupertino for a nonleague match Thursday at 3:45 p.m.

St. Francis beat Palo Alto on a tie-breaker in the 11th-place match and Menlo-Atherton topped Monte Vista, 4-2, to claim 13th.

The Bears (3-2, 1-0) host Carlmont in a Peninsula Athletic League match Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the Vikings travel to Cupertino for its SCVAL season-opener Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Cross country

Menlo School junior Charlotte Tomkinson raced 17:58.5 over the 2.93-mile course in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, the top local girls' time, in finishing 10th among the Varsity 1 runners at the Lowell Invitational.

Woodside's Sarah Perry was the second-fastest, with a time of 18:03.5 in the varsity 2 race, finishing sixth. Palo Alto's Miranda Jimenez was eighth in 18:07.2, helping the Vikings finish second as a team.

Kyra Pretre finished 12th in the varsity 1 race in 18:04.1, helping Menlo place third.

Sacred Heart Prep's Genna Gibbons was 10th in the varsity 2 race in 18:14.1.

Among the boys, Menlo-Atherton's Ethan Mimeless raced 15:14.2 to place eighth and help the Bears race fifth in the varsity 1 event. Palo Alto's Donald Taggart was ninth in 15:17.7.

Sacred Heart Prep was seventh in the varsity 2 race, with Max Cluss its runner with a 16th place finish in a time of 15:36.3.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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