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Los Altos doubles team claims CCS championship


Marie Borin-Burdick/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Juliette Martin, left, and Carina Burdick flank coach Hung Nguyen after the two seniors won the Central Coast Section doubles championship last week in Los Gatos.

Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick and Juliette Martin proved to be double trouble for their opponents in the Central Coast Section girls individual tennis tournament.

The top-seeded seniors last week claimed the CCS doubles championship in convincing fashion. Over their four matches, Burdick and Martin didn’t lose a set and won 40 of 48 games at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.

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LA tennis duo reaches semis of CCS tourney

Carina Burdick and Juliette Martin are solid singles players, occupying the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on the Los Altos High girls tennis team this season. Put them together, however, and they make a dominant doubles team.

The pair of seniors encountered little resistance in the first two rounds of last week’s Central Coast Section doubles championships, thumping their opponents in straight sets. Burdick and Martin won 24 of the 27 games they played over the two matches Nov. 23 at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.

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Tennis player Parikh gets to train in Spain


Courtesy of Alisha Parikh
Members of the Homestead High boys and girls varsity teams prepare for their first day of training on the red clay in Barcelona, Spain.

Town Crier intern and Los Altos resident Alisha Parikh traveled to Spain with her Homestead High tennis team over the summer. Following is her account of the trip and how it came together.

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LA resident claims another doubles crown


Courtesy of Karl Lee
Karl Lee, right, and doubles partner Benjamin Kittay proudly display their awards for winning the Boys 12 Doubles division of the National Hardcourt Championships Aug. 8 in Arkansas.

Tennis player Karl Lee has reinforced his ranking – No. 1 in the nation in the Boys 12 Doubles division – by winning another championship.

The Los Altos resident teamed with Benjamin Kittay of Potomac, Md., to claim the doubles title in their age group at the National Hardcourt Championships Aug. 8 in Little Rock, Ark.

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Jacobson computes his way into USTA NorCal Hall of Fame


Courtesy of Kyra Geithman/USTA Northern California
Bill Jacobson of Los Altos Hills, the man behind the CompuTennis CT120 tennis computer, was inducted into the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame Aug. 6.

Unlike most inductees, Bill Jacobson didn’t earn a spot in the United States Tennis Association Northern California Hall of Fame for his playing ability.

The Los Altos Hills resident impacted the sport through technological innovation. Jacobson was the lead developer of the world’s first tennis analysis computer – the CompuTennis CT120.

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LA 12-year-old ranks No. 1 nationally in boys doubles


When it comes to tennis, Karl Lee doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight. Singles is fine, but the Los Altos resident would rather play with a partner.

“I prefer doubles,” Karl said. “I like team sports.”

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