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Eagles enjoy net gain with youthful lineup

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Nadia Ghaffari plays No. 1 singles for the Los Altos High girls tennis team.

Coach Hung Nguyen admitted to being pleasantly surprised when his Los Altos High girls tennis team opened the season by winning its division of the California Tennis Classic. After the Eagles decisively defeated Mitty three days later, he was convinced that this young squad could be special.

“The team really matured in front of my eyes,” Nguyen said. “They’ve gained a lot of confidence and expect to win when they get on the court.”

Competition heats up at MV Open

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Denny Fafek finished second in men’s singles and won the men’s doubles title with Rudolf Siwy at the Mountain View Open.


Tournament director John Togasaki said it was difficult to count the crowd at the 48th Mountain View Open; the warm temperatures over Memorial Day weekend spurred scores of spectators to seek cover in the shade instead of sit in the sunbaked stands at Cuesta Park.

Those brave enough to withstand the weather were courtside for some sizzling performances – particularly on the men’s side of the tennis tourney.

Owens overcomes injury to capture CCS tennis crown

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Pinewood senior Gabe Owens, pictured with coach Craig Corfield, captured the CCS singles title last week in Aptos.

After missing most of the tennis season with a back injury, Pinewood School’s Gabe Owens didn’t have much time or competition to prepare him for the playoffs.

No matter. The senior showed few signs of rust in his return from a bulging disc that sidelined him for three months. After dominating the West Bay Athletic League tournament at the end of April, Owens last week claimed the Central Coast Section singles championship without losing a set.

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

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Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boys tennis team looks bright – not that the present-day Spartans are dull.

Mountain View capped the regular season with a 7-0 non-league rout of Pinewood Thursday and secured second place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with a 6-1 win over Fremont April 19.

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