Menlo News November 09, 2023

CCS girls’ tennis: Knights bound for semis

Knights players celebrate Andra Braicu's win at No. 1 singles.

Thursday’s CCS tennis match had all the drama of a final when the WBAL champion Menlo girls’ tennis team defeated WCAL champion St. Francis 4-3 at home.
Players from both schools sit along the sideline on both sides of the court at No.1 singles. Menlo junior Andra Braicu patiently wore down Emily Tan 6-4, 6-1 and decided the match.

Earlier Kate Hsia and Sophia Jia had just won in a tiebreaker at No.2 doubles to draw to a tie. Freshman Emily Li had won at No. 3 and junior Izzy Klugman at No. 4 singles.

The No.3 Knights improved to 19-8 and will play No. 2 Los Altos at 10am Saturday at Lynbrook. Evergreen Valley plays top seed Monta Vista in the other semifinal.

Menlo 4, St. Francis 3
Andra Braicu (M) d. Tan 6-4, 6-1
Wang (SF) d. Elise Chen 3-6, 6-1 (7)
Emily Li (M) d. Megan 6-0, 6-3
Izzy Klugman (M) d. A. Schley 61-6-0
Noelle-Isabella (SF) d. Sulia Gayle-Milla Bardona 6-0, 6-2
Kate Hsia-Sophia Jia (M) d. Sloan-Eden 6-2, 7-6 (1)
Lia-Sonya (SF) d. Rosayn Zhou-Sophia Faris 6-1, 4-6 (7)