Menlo News May 15, 2024

CCS tennis: Doubles duos advance to quarterfinals

Menlo seniors Nikhil Kothari & Sam Engel and Derek Jain & Octave Moha advanced to the CCS quarterfinals

Two Menlo School doubles teams played in the CCS Championships in Aptos on Wednesday.

In first-round action, seniors Nikhil Kothari and Sam Engel defeated Novak-Garff of Menlo-Atherton 7-5, 6-1. Derek Jain and Octave Moha, also seniors, defeated Bellarmine’s Lolabattu-Cortes 6-3, 7-5. 

Moha-Jain fell to Bellarmine’s Lolabattu-Cortes in a tiebreaker 6-3, 3-6, 10-7  Engel-Kothari dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Mitty’s Govindaraju-Sanford

After playing one another in the WBAL Championship, in which Kothari-Engel won in a tiebreaker, the duos were bound for CCS.