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Sports - August 23, 2013

Sports Shorts

ACHIEVEMENTS . . . Menlo School sophomore Lane Leschly capped a strong run in the recently concluded U.S. Tennis Association Boys' 16 National Championships by taking home the Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award in Kalamazoo, Mich. Leschly advanced to the round of 32 before falling in a consolation quarterfinal in a third-set tiebreaker. ... The world's top-ranked doubles team of Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan beat the second-ranked team of Spain's Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4, to win the at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. The Bryan's, who attended Stanford for two years, won their fourth title in Cincinnati and their fourth ATP Masters 1000 title of the season. It was also their 92nd career victory together. ... Stanford senior Nicole Gibbs was among those honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as a member of the ITA Collegiate All-Star Team. Featuring 20 of the nation's top student-athletes from tennis programs across the nation, the ITA All Star Team was inaugurated in 1984.

MENLO MEMO . . . Menlo College baseball coach Stefan McGovern announced his resignation on Monday and is accepting the head coaching position at West Hills College in Coalinga. McGovern led the Oaks to a 65-45 overall record in his two years on the job, qualifying for the conference playoffs both years.In his first season, McGovern led Menlo to the Cascade Conference title and a berth in the NAIA National Championships, a first in program history."I really enjoyed the opportunity to coach so close to home at a great school," McGovern said. "I think the progress over just the last three years, the time that I've been here, has shown big strides to being successful both on and off the field." The Oaks set single-season records for most overall wins (34) and conference wins (20) this past spring. ... Menlo College softball coach Michell Vlahos announced the final signing of her 2013-14 recruiting class on Monday, adding junior catcher/shortstop Melissa Reynosa, who joins the Lady Oaks following a stellar sophomore campaign for College of Canyons, where she batted .380 with six home runs, eight doubles, two triples, and 28 RBI. She finished the season with a .707 slugging percentage and .496 on base percentage.

GOLF INVITATION . . . The 10th annual Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Shoreline Golf Links Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sign in and lunch at 11:30. Cost is $125.00 before Sept. 15. $150 after. The entry includes green fees, cart, prizes, range balls, lunch and Tri-tip dinner. Sponsorships are $125, which includes tee sign and entry in program. Cost of the banquet ala carte is $35, which includes dinner and raffle. For entry information, contact the Palo Alto Oaks, in care of Steve Espinoza, 1860 Wagner Ave., Mountain View CA 94043

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