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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.

Los Altos native Gradiska nets another tennis award


David Sinclair/Special to the Town Crier
Junior Laura Gradiska plays No. 2 singles at Gettysburg College.

After another winning week on the court, Los Altos native and Gettysburg College tennis player Laura Gradiska nabbed her second weekly honor from the Centennial Conference this year.

The junior was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week April 4; she also claimed the honor March 7.


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