Menlo School girls beat Pinewood in WBAL tennis match


Freshman Lindsey Ball took over at No. 1 singles to rave reviews as Menlo School swept host Pinewood, 7-0, in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division match Tuesday.

Ball downed Julia Owens, 6-2, 6-0, to highlight the victory as the four singles players dropped a total of three games. Elika Eshghi and Kathryn Wilson won their matches, 6-0, 6-0 and Vivian Liu, 6-0, 6-1.

The doubles teams of Lauren Creamer and Penelope Penfold-Patterson and Grace McDonald Elizsabeth Westermann also won 6-0, 6-0, while Vida Safari and Vionna Eshghi won their match, 6-4, 6-2.

Menlo has won 243 consecutive regular-season league matches, an on-going state record.

Menlo (10-6, 5-0) hosts Crystal Springs Uplands at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Pinewood (1-10, 0-6) hosts Sacred Heart Prep and Castilleja hosts Harker, also at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Malinh Truong and Isa Cossio won a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles to help host Palo Alto beat Cupertino, 5-2, in a SCVAL El Camino Division girls tennis match Tuesday.

Truong and Cossio led a doubles sweep for the Vikings (8-7, 3-5), who travel to Lynbrook for a match next Tuesday.

Rachel Owens and Gwen Wong did not drop a game in winning at No. 2 doubles and Myra Xu and Emma Cocker completed the doubles sweep in straight sets.

Maddi Page and Anya Yakimenko won in singles matches.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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