Sacred Heart Prep opens CCS girls team tennis at home

SHP's Isa Robinson will be in action Monday when the Gators host Mitty. Photo by Keith Peters.

Sacred Heart Prep (13-5) and Castilleja (9-11) open the Central Coast Section girls team tennis tournament with matches on Monday.

Fourth-seeded Menlo School (15-6) and sixth-seeded Menlo-Atherton (16-6) play their first matches in Tuesday's second round.

Sara Choy/Keith Peters
SHP hosts Mitty (9-8) at 2 p.m. Castilleja travels to Aptos (14-0), also at 2 p.m.

Menlo-Atherton plays the winner of the SH Prep-Mitty match at a site to be determined, likely SHP or Mitty. The Knights host the winner of a match between Carlmont (14-3) and Monterey (13-0).

Sacred Heart Prep earned an automatic bid into the tournament by defeating Notre Dame-Belmont in a West Bay Athletic League playoff match, though the Tigers got an at-large bid as one of five teams from the WBAL.

The quarterfinal round will be played Thursday and both the semifinals and finals will take place at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos on Saturday.

The singles and doubles tournaments open the following Tuesday and end the next day with two rounds on each day. All matches will be held at Bay Club.

Sacred Heart Prep's Katherine Salisbury and Menlo-Atherton's Sophie Longo are entered in singles.

Salisbury meets fifth-seeded Alisha Clulani of St. Francis. Longo faces Harker's Sachi Bajaj. Defending champion Ashley Yeah of Los Gatos returns as the top seed.

Sacred Heart Prep's Sara Choy, who lost to Yeah in last year's final, returns in doubles with fellow senior Melina Stavropoulos. Choy has not played a singles match all year due to ankle surgery.

Choy and Stavropoulos, who won the WBAL title, are seeded fourth. The duo is 6-0, while Choy is 8-0 in doubles. They will meet Leland's Aivy Tran and Eura Choi in the first round.

Menlo-Atherton's Elena Van Linge and Julia Marks are seeded second and play Harker's Gina Partridge and Rachel Broweleit in theior first match.

M-A's Erin Cole and Kate Perri, who finished second to Van Linge and Marks in the PAL doubles final, meets Aptos' twin sisters Lila and Rebecca Sampson, the SCCAL champion.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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