Boys’ tennis finalists at National Invitation Tournament
The Menlo boys’ tennis team played in the National Invitational championship match for the eighth time in school history, falling to University-Irvine 6-3 in the final Saturday.
It was the first loss for the Knights in 13 matches this season, and their first loss since May 18, 2019 in the CCS semifinals. Since then, Menlo has won 28 matches.
Senior Alex Volgin, sophomore Evan Burnett and freshman Cooper Han were named to the all-tournament team.
The Knights (13-1) return to the courts at home against Cupertino on Wednesday.
Championship at Palisades Tennis Club
University 6, Menlo 3
Doubles –Evan Burnett-Cooper Han (M) d. Brown-Mirtorabi 8-4; Gupta-Okeg (U) d. Mick Tamas- Soren Sutaria 8-5; Rishi Jain-Alex Volgin (M) d. Walter-Im 8-4.
Singles – Brown (U) d. Evan Burnett 8-6; Gupta (U) d. Han 8-6; Okeg (U) d. Tamas 8-5; Mirtorabi (U) d. Soren Sutaria 8-7 (5); Alex Volgin (M) d. Wanter 8-2; Im (U) d. Rishi Jain.
Menlo 6, Corona del Mar 2
Doubles – Cross-Friedman d. Han-Jain 8-6; Krywyneko-Freidman (CDM) d. Tudor Braicu-Jain 8-4; Rohan Shah- Volgin (M) d. Hinkle-Ju 8-1 (1)
Burnett (M) d. Hoffman 8-2; Han (M) d. Cross 8-4; Tamas (M) d. Friedman 8-6; Sutaria (M) d. Krykuwenko 8-5; Volgin (M) d. Hinkle 8-1.
Menlo 8, Lincoln-Oregon
Doubles – Rohan Shah-Khuntia (M) d. Semler-Dinker 8-3; Miller-Greschner (L) d. Sam Engeli-Nikhil Kothari 8-4; Nishan Rajavasireddy-Max Saito 8-4. Singles – Burnett (M) d. Semler 8-4; Han (M) d. Dinker 8-2; Tamas (M) d. Greshner 8-6; Sutaria (M) d. Miller 8-4; Alex Volgin (M) d. Labri 8-4.
Menlo 8, Dana Hills 0
Doubles – Jain-Braicu d. Miesa-Chung 8-2; Khuntia d. Bonar 8-2; Will Perez-Kothari 8-3.Singles – Burnett d. Micsa 8-0. Han d. Chung 8-0, Tamas d. Chen 8-0; Sutaria d. Sochants 8-0; Alex Volgin d. Bonar 8-0.