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Vikings go 4-0 at Paly girls team tennis Invitational

 
Rachel Owens won five of six sets at the Paly Invitational. Photo by Karen Ambrose Hickey.

The Palo Alto girls tennis team went 4-0 at its own Paly Invitational over the the weekend, earning victories over Notre Dame-San Jose, 14-4, Stevenson, 13-5, Fremont, 17-1, and Aragon, 10-8.

Senior singles player Isa Cossio won eight of the nine sets in which she competed and Rachel Owens won five of six sets to help pace the Vikings.

Paly won 53 sets, edging Aragon (3-1, 47) for the title. Fremont, Stevenson and Notre Dame-San Jose completed the top five.

Palo Alto resumes Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division play on Thursday at 3:30 pm with a home game against Lynbrook.

Gunn plays three matches this week, hosting Fremont on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., in a SCVAL El Camino Division match, and then traveling to Menlo for a nonleague game Wednesday at 4 p.m. before completing the week with a league match at Santa Clara at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Menlo-Atherton (6-3, 3-0) continues PAL Bay Division play Tuesday at Hillsdale at 4 p.m. and will play at Aragon at 4 p.m. Thursday. M-A has won 46 straight matches in regular-season play against PAL competition.

The Bears, playing all their matches on the road again this season due to campus construction, also detour to Cuesta Park for a nonleague match against St. Francis on Wednesday.

M-A's top player Lanie Van Linge has helped the Bears win their first three league matches each by 7-0 scores.

Menlo School opens the West Bay Athletic League schedule against visiting Pinewood at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday while Sacred Heart Prep is at Castilleja at 4 p.m.

The Knights (4-4) have a 238-game league winning streak, a ongoing state record. They kept the streak alive by surviving a pair of 4-3 victories over Sacred Heart Prep (4-1) last season.

The Gators have yet to play a match with Sara Choy, who is 79-1 against high school competition through her first three years. She's nursing a lower-body injury.

Priory opens the WBAL Skyline Division with a home match against Mercy-San Francisco at 3:30 pm Tuesday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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