Monday preps: Menlo tennis unbeaten in WBAL play again

Menlo School recorded its 23rd consecutive undefeated league season. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

Menlo School's 7-0 win over Harker on Monday cemented yet another undefeated league regular-season mark for the Knights.

The last time Menlo lost a league match, Google, Facebook and Twitter did not exist and Yahoo! was about a year old. Current Menlo coach Bill Shine was at Pinewood and there have been six Olympic Games.

Menlo (20-2, 12-0) extended its state record regular-season winning streak to 264 and won its 23rd consecutive league title, which includes stints in the Private Schools Athletic League, the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division and the West Bay Athletic League.

The Knights won 84 of the 86 sets they played in the WBAL, with Harker winning both in Menlo's 5-2 win in March. Harker (10-2 WBAL) recorded the second best record with 59 sets won and 24 sets lost.

The Central Coast Section team tournament opens May 1 and the CCS singles and doubles tournament starts two weeks later.

No. 3 singles player Alex Volgin, a freshman, will compete in singles and No. 1 singles player Andrei Volgin joins No. 1 doubles player Mick Tamas for the singles-doubles tourney.


Max Moreno collected four hits and drove in a pair of runs as Woodside beat Menlo 13-10 in eight innings Monday in a non-league game that featured a combined 31 hits.

Washington State-bound Joseph King also had four hits for the Wildcats (10-7), who plays at home against Mills at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a PAL Ocean Division contest. Woodside is tied for second place, with Half Moon Bay and Menlo-Atherton.

Anthony Acevedo drove in three runs and Owen Crevelt added two RBIs

For Menlo, Ian Collins tallied three hits: a single, double and triple, and drove in two runs for the Knights. Junior Max Chou had two hits, and two RBI while senior Justin Nam drove in three.

Menlo (12-6, 5-3) returns to Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play with a 4 p.m. game on Wednesday at Capuchino.

Boys lacrosse

Goalie Dylan Teare saved over half of the shots on goal (17 of 33), Peter Christians scored five goals and had an assist but Gunn dropped a 16-6 SCVAL decision to Leland on Monday.

Ethan Akama Garren and Dean Donat each added two goals for the Titans (4-7, 3-7), who were scheduled to play Sequoia on Tuesday. Michael Iglesias added an and Akama Garren led the team with five loose balls recovered.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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