Menlo News April 18, 2023

Boys’ tennis sweeps Harker to win WBAL title

Knights win six league matches in week
Menlo senior Nikhil Agarwal posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles against Harker

Menlo finished a six-match week undefeated, and won the West Bay Athletic League Championship along the way. 

The Knights clinched the championship with a 7-0 victory on the road against Harker, just days after a matching 7-0  win at home. It is the Knights 33rd league title and 26th consecutive.

Against Harker on Thursday, the singles lineup of Evan Burnett, Cooper Han Nikhil Agarwal, Leo Terman win in straight sets.
Yuanye Ma-Arki Temsamani, Ben Levin-Sam Engel, Jake Lieberman-Kavan Kumar prevail over Eagles in doubles.

Menlo 7-7, The King’s Academy 0-0

On Friday at home, the Knights wrapped up the regular season with an 18-1 overall mark and 11-0 WBAL.

Yuanye Ma, Kavan Kumar, Ben Levin and Derek Jain won in straight sets. In doubles, Evan Burnett-Will Perez, Tudor Braicu-Linus Hanson and Nikhil Agrawal and Jake Lieberman all won 8-0 in doubles. 

In the second match, Braicu, Agarwal, Nikhil Kothari and Perez swept singles. Arjan Saluja-Arki Temsamani, Hanson-Lierberman and Octave Moha-Raul Sandoval all won in doubles.


Menlo 6-5, Pinewood 1-2

Cooper Han, Kavan Kumar and Linus Hansen won in singles. Derek Jain fells in a tight contest 8-6. In doubles, Evan Burnett-Arjan Saluja, Ben Levin-Yuanye Ma, Will Perez-Octave Moha didn’t drop a game.

 In the second match, Arjun Saluja and Raul Sandoval triumph in singles; Nikhil Kothari, Octave Moha fall at Nos. 1 and 2 singles.

Evan-Burnett-Cooper Han, Nikhil Agarwal-Ben Levin, Jake Lieberman-Linus Hanson cruise to doubles wins as Menlo moves to 8-0 WBAL and 15-1 overall

Menlo 7, Harker 0

The Menlo boys’ tennis team sailed to a 7-0 West Bay Athletic League straight-sets victory over visiting Harker on Tuesday.
The Knights improved to 6-0 in league and 13-1 overall, and will play Pinewood in a double header Wednesday.
In singles, sophomore Cooper Han, seniors Tudor Braicu and Nikhil Agarwal and sophomore Leo Terman picked up wins.
The doubles teams of freshmen Yuanye Ma and Arki Temsamani, juniors Sam Engel and Nikhil Kothari and sophomores Kavan Kumar and Ben Levin rolled past the Eagles.