Varsity Boys Tennis
Menlo-Atherton 4, Burlingame 3
Date of competition: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Menlo-Atherton boys' tennis team grabbed control of the PAL Bay Division race with a crucial 4-3 victory over second-place Burlingame on Wednesday in Atherton. The Bears improved to 9-0 in league with three matches remaining while the Panthers lost their second PAL match, both of them to Menlo-Atherton. The Bears can clinch no worse than a tie for the division crown by beating visiting Woodside on Thursday. After that, M-A can wrap things up by beating host Half Moon Bay on Tuesday.
With the match tied on Wednesday, senior George Horowitz came up with the deciding point with nis 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 triumph at No. 2 singles. Junior Alec Haley won at No. 1, 7-6, 6-3. In doubles, the Bears got two key victories from its tandem of freshmen. Twins Christian and Jesse Perkins won at No. 2, 6-3, 6-4, while freshmen Matt Giordano and Zeke Brown registered a 7-6, 6-0 victory at No. 3.
PAL Bay Division
At Menlo-Atherton 4, Burlingame 3
Singles -- Haley (MA) d. Chaparro, 7-6, 6-3; Horowitz (MA) d. Mendelson, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6; Roston (B) d. Mitchell, 6-3, 6-0; Chaney (B) d. Friedman, 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles -- Verkhovski-Mok (B) d. Shah-Tuionetoa, 6-1, 6-2; C. Perkins-J. Perkins (MA) d. Griffin-Nolan, 6-3, 6-4; Giordano-Brown (MA) d. Borden-Benson, 7-6, 6-0.
Records: Menlo-Atherton 9-0 (11-3)
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