Varsity Girls Tennis
Palo Alto 7, R.L. Stevenson 0
Date of competition: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Palo Alto girls tennis team reached the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Team Tournament for the first time since 2008 with a dominating 7-0 victory over visiting R.L. Stevenson on Wednesday. The No. 7-seeded Vikings (18-5) have advanced this far only twice during Andy Harader's 11 years as head coach, reaching the semifinals five years ago. To reach the semifinals again, the Vikings will have to beat No. 2 Saratoga (13-5) on Friday on the road at 2 p.m. The teams have met twice this season, with the Falcons taking a pair of 4-3 victories in SCVAL De Anza Division action. Against RLS, Paly won every match in straight sets. Senior Aashli Budhiraja led the way at No. 1 with a quick 6-1, 6-0 victory. Felicia Wang (No. 2 singles), Julianne Le (No. 4 singles) and the No. 3 doubles team of Madeline Lee and Sarah Tayeri all posted 6-0, 6-0 victories.
CCS Team Tournament
At Palo Alto 7, R.L. Stevenson 0
Singles -- Budhiraja (PA) d. Washburn, 6-1, 6-0; F. Wang (PA) d. Hwang, 6-0, 6-0; Narayan (PA) d. Holm, 6-2, 7-6; Le (PA) d. Leedy, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- Nore-Dewees (PA) d. Mitchell-Newman, 6-2, 6-4; Kool-K. Wang (PA) d. Brown de Lopez-Redfield, 6-0, 6-3; Lee-Tayeri (PA) won by default.
Records: R.L. Stevenson finishes 15-5; Palo Alto 18-5
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Palo Alto senior Aashli Budhiraja won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports.
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