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November 2, 2010 > Prep girls tennis recap

Prep girls tennis recap

By David J. Nicolas

American High School girls tennis improved to 10-2 in the Mission Valley Athletic League after it beat Mission San Jose, James Logan and Washington high schools. The Eagles faced a red-hot Mission team who was undefeated in league. Singles players Rupa Subramaniam and Nicole Man survived after giving up a set each to help secure a 4-3 win for American. The Eagles beat Logan 5-2. Washington lost to American 1-6.

Robin Zhou beat Misson's Leslie Chan 7-5, 6-3. Subramaniam defeated Audrey Huang 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Man earned a win against her opponent 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. Melanie Wilson won her match 7-5, 6-3 Kaitlyn Joe and Annie Li won 6-1, 6-2. Indu Subbaraj and Lakshmi Subbaraj of Mission beat Shalini Brahmbhatt and Shivani Mehta 6-0, 6-0. American's Stephanie Harn and Arti Mulchandani lost 4-6, 2-6.

Zhou won 6-4, 6-0 against her Logan counterpart Cheryl Chung on Oct. 27. Subramaniam beat Alison Thach 6-1, 6-2. Logan's Marjorie Bartolome lost to Man 0-6, 2-6. Paula Baluyut dropped her match to Wilson 1-6, 6-3, 1-6. American's Jo and Li beat their opponents 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. Brahmbhatt and Mehta lost 1-6, 5-7. Harn and Mulchandani lost to Logan's Marycon Jiro and Jenna Villamor 1-6, 1-6.

Washington's Bharathi Gandi and Lisa Ramie prevented the Vikings from a sweep by winning their match 6-2, 6-0 against Mehta and Brahmbhatt. Zhou defeated Lauren Hishinuma 6-0, 6-1. Subramaniam beat Alice Pham 6-1, 6-1. LeAnn Bressler lost to Man 0-6, 0-6. Wilson defeated Madison Jeong 6-1 6-3. Jo and Li dropped their second set but ended their match strongly with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 win. Harn and Mulchandani beat Ruby and Miu-Angelica Cayabab 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6).

American's win against Mission was the first time it beat Mission since 2007. Subramaniam is 12-0 after her week sweep. Robin Zhou, American's number one-seeded singles player, is 11-1. Man, who plays third on the ladder and who also swept her opponents last week, is 10-2.

Irvington's doubles teams have been significant contributors to the team's success this year, and last week was no different. The Vikings defeated John F. Kennedy, Washington and Newark Memorial, improving their record to 7-5 in MVAL play. Their doubles teams didn't lose a match the entire week.

Irvington's Tanveer Malhi was the only Viking who dropped her match against Kennedy. She lost to Yee Huang 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Irvington's Aparna Dhinakaran beat Brenda Vilivong 6-1, 6-1. Sarena Bui won against Cynthia Vu 6-4, 6-4. Kennedy's Mura Espinoza lost 6-4, 7-6(7-3) to Congrui Lin.

Vida Bao and Sarina Utamsing beat Velentino Do and Lily Myo 6-1, 6-2. Mane Ohanyan and Shilpa Sharma defeated Helen Kao and Jessica Chao 6-1, 6-0. Karina Uchiumi and Abigail Gracia won against Kritin Vu and An Nugyen 6-1, 6-1.

Irvington beat Washington 5-2 and it swept Newark Memorial 7-0. The Vikings are 7-5 in the MVAL.

Moreau Catholic beat two stalwart Hayward Area Athletic League teams and improved 12-2 in league competition. Castro Valley lost 3-4 and Bishop O'Dowd fell 2-5.




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