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Girls’ tennis takes seventh at Point Loma

Knights open with win over Palisades, finish 2-2

Menlo girls’ tennis split matches to finish seventh in the two-day Point Loma Invitational in San Diego.
The Knights (7-2) opened with a hard-fought win over the Palisades, and defeated Torrey Pines on a tiebreaker 47-45 games. Menlo next plays Sacred Heart Prep on the road Tuesday.
Menlo sophomore Andra Braicu and senior Brynn Brady each picked up a pair of wins in singles. Junior Natalie Westermann had three victories in doubles, including two of those with senior C.C. Golub and another with Ellie Hardegree.

Day 2
Seventh-place game
Menlo 3, Torrey Pines 3 (Menlo wins tiebreaker)
Sofia LaBatt (M) d. Tu 6-2, 6-0; Sato (TP) d. Rupal Nimaiyar 6-2, 6-2; Krima (TP) d. Elizabeth Curtin 6-1, 6-1. Doubles – Doug-Chen (TP) d. Andra Braicu-Brynn Brady 6-4, 6-3; Natalie Westermann-Ellie Hardgree (M) d. Keegan-Caster 6-2, 6-3; Alex Viret-Izzy Klugman (M) d. Taub-Purkin 6-2, 6-0.

Westview 4, Menlo 2
Barnswood (W) d. Braicu 6-1, 6-1; Brady (M) d. Hung 6-1, 6-3; Chen (W) d. Charlotte Yao 6-4, 6-3. Doubles – C.C. Golub-Westermann (M) d. Zhao-Khansari 6-3, 6-4; Fisher-Zha (W) d. Labatt-Charlotte Makoni 6-4, 6-2; Wong-Chin (W) d. Hardegree-Evelyn Zhou 6-2, 6-2.

Day 1
Menlo 4, Palisades 2
Braicu (M) d. Berman 6-1, 2-6 (12); Brady (M) d. J. Finestone 6-3, 3-6 (3); Ayanbadeso (P) d. Yao 6-2, 4-6 (7). Doubles – Westermann-Golub (M) d. Klokova-Szeoer 6-1, 6-0; Marlena-Dobrowolski (P) d. Labatt-Makoni 6-0, 3-6 (3); Curtin-Hannah Satuito d. Ganheva-Rosona 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Canyon Crest Academy 5, Menlo 1
Andra Braicu (M) d. Fowler 3-6, 6-3 (8); Gidwani (CC) d. Brady 6-3, 6-3; Theila (CC) d. Westermann 6-3, 4-2 (injury def.). Doubles – Kang-Frujar (CC) d. Golub-Labatt 6-2, 6-4; Shallaru-Wang (CC) d. Klugman-Viret 6-2, 6-2; Lychette_Relezzioli (CC) d. Nimaiyar-Kate Hsia 6-3, 6-2.

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  • Menlo freshman Andra Braicu, shown here, and senior Brynn Brady won two matches each in singles at the Point Loma Invitational
    Leon Yao