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Prep report: postseason golf, tennis set to get underway

 

A pair of long league girls' tennis winning streaks remained intact after both Menlo-Atherton and Menlo School completed undefeated runs through their respective leagues.

The Knights (14-6, 10-0) extended their ongoing state record league-winning streak to 248 while the Bears (15-6, 14-0) have won 58 consecutive PAL matches.

Menlo hosts the West Bay Athletic League individual tournament, which begins Monday at 11:45 a.m. Singles and doubles players from Sacred Heart Prep, Castilleja, Menlo and Pinewood try to qualify for the Central Coast Section tournament.

Sacred Heart Prep (12-5) hosts Notre Dame-Belmont in a WBAL match to determine the second league spot for the CCS team tournament. Both teams could also advance as an at-large.

The Peninsula Athletic League individual tournament begins Tuesday at San Mateo and Burlingame High Schools.

Sophia Longo and Charlie Smith will represent Menlo-Atherton in the singles bracket while Lanie Van Linge and Julia Marks, the Bears' top two singles players, form a doubles team. Erin Cole and Kate Perri will also compete in doubles.

The Central Coast Section team tournament begins Nov. 6 and the singles and doubles tournaments commence Nov. 14. The seeding meeting will be held on Saturday.

Girls golf

Pinewood's Megan Chou and Gunn's Lydia Tsai received early tee times as individual qualifiers to the CCS tournament, which gets underway Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

Chou placed fifth at the WBAL tournament last Wednesday, shooting a 73 to qualify for her second straight CCS berth. Tsai was ninth at the SCVAL tournament last Tuesday, firing a 76.

Chou will play in a trio that also includes Pioneer's Sabrina Iqbal and Saratoga's Janelle Jin and tees off at 8 a.m. from the first tee.

Tsai, playing with Monta Vista's Meg Niu and Leland's Erica Lam, follows at 8:09 a.m.

Menlo School, which tied with Harker for second place in the WBAL, joins Castilleja and Palo Alto in the team tournament.

The team competition promises to be tightly contested, as all three local teams along with Harker, St. Francis and Valley Christian are title contenders.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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