Williams succeeds Svedeman as boys tennis coach at St. Francis High


Mike Williams is the new varsity boys tennis coach at St. Francis High.

Hired last month, Williams replaces Dick Svedeman, who retired at the end of the spring season.

Lancers prove double trouble for SI


Courtesy of St. Francis High
St. Francis High’s Akanksha Pabari, left, and Katherine Simone proudly wear their championships medals after winning the doubles championship at last week’s CCS tournament.

Avenging their straight-set loss to Tiffany Boudagian and Gabby Perich at the league finals, St. Francis High’s Akanksha Pabari and Katherine Simone dominated the duo from St. Ignatius to claim the Central Coast Section doubles title last week.

Pabari, a senior, and Simone, a sophomore, prevailed 6-1, 6-0 Nov. 20 at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.

Eagles on the mend


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Junior Yuu Ishikawa plays No. 1 singles for Los Altos High in last week’s league match against visiting Monta Vista.

A sore back, two strained shoulders, a sprained ankle and a concussion. While that may look like an injury list for a football squad, it’s actually the tally for the girls tennis team at Los Altos High.

Most of the injuries occurred before the season began, according to coach Hung Nguyen, who has yet to have his full complement of players available for a match. Four of the five starters affected – including No. 1 singles player Yuu Ishikawa – have missed matches or played hurt.

Players persevere after rainy days at Mountain View Open


The most formidable opponent for those competing in this year’s Mountain View Open tennis tournament might have been the weather. Due to rain, matches were postponed three out of the five scheduled days.

“Overall, this was the most challenging Mountain View Open I’ve ever been involved with either as a player or as the tournament director,” said John Togasaki, associated with the Open since 1993.


Schools »

Schools
Read More

Sports »

sports
Read More

People »

people
Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

photoshelter
Browse and buy photos