Menlo News September 27, 2022

Girls’ tennis wins thriller over SHP, beats Crystal

Knights beat Crystal, improve to 7-3
Menlo freshman Elise Chen picked up a straight-sets win against Crystal at No. 1

Menlo 5, Sacred Heart Prep 2

9.29.2022 – The Menlo girls’ tennis team won a thriller over Sacred Heart Prep 5-2 with four matches going to tie-breaker on Thursday.
Top seed Andra Braicu, a sophomore, led a singles sweep. Freshman Elise Chen, senior Charlotte Yao, sophomore Kate Hsia land singles victories. Senior Sofia Labatt and sophomore Izzy Klugman team for a win at No.1 doubles.The Knights improve to 8-3 overall and 2-0 in WBAL.

Andra Braicu (M) d. Weber 6-3, 4-6 (5); Elise Chen (M) d. Azmen 6-0, 4-6 (5); Charlotte Yao (M) d. Ragatz 6-4, 3-6 (10); Kate Hsia (M) d. Goldstein 7-5, 6-0. Doubles – Sofia Labatt-Izzy Klugman (M) d. Lynch-Bernstein 6-1, 6-4;  Chohan-Hampton (S) d. Charlotte Makoni-Hannah Satuito 4-6, 6-7 (4); Bennett-Stavropolous (S) d. Ellie Hardegree-Evelyn Zhou 6-2, 6-4.

 Menlo 5, Crystal 2

9.27.2022 –In its first match back from San Diego, the Menlo girls’ tennis team opened the WBAL season with a 5-2 win over visiting Crystal Springs on Tuesday.
The Knights (7-3 overall) got singles wins from freshman Elise Chen at No. 1 and sophomore Kate Hsia at No. 4. They swept the doubles with senior Sofia Labatt and sophomore Izzy Klugman taking No. 1. Seniors Ellie Hardegree and Evelyn Zhou won in a tiebreaker at No. 2 and senior Hannah Satuito and sophomore Alexa Hua took No. 3 doubles in straight sets.

Chen (M) d. Chua-Gozani 6-0, 7-5; Gabovich (C) won by injury default; Jiang (C) d. Yao 6-3, 4-6 (6). Hsia (M) d. Kimura 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Labatt-Klugman (M) d. Crawford-Lo 6-1, 6-1; Hardegree-Zhou d. Chan-Shephard 6-2, 4-6 (3); Satuito-Hua (M) d. Forrester-Glore 6-2, 6-1