Teens took top honors in singles at the 49th Mountain View Open, and several more junior players advanced to the latter stages of the three-day tennis tournament, which concluded Memorial Day at Cuesta Park.
“There were many up-and-coming young players in the tournament this year,” tournament director John Togasaki said.
Jenson Brooksby of Carmichael won the men’s singles division, and fellow 16-year-old Sara Choy of Sacred Heart Prep claimed the women’s singles title.
Second-seeded Brooksby – the No. 2 ranked 16-year-old boy in the nation – defeated top seed Andy Zhou, a sophomore on the Harvard University tennis team and a Palo Alto native, 6-1, 6-4 in the final.
Choy, a two-time Central Coast Section singles champ, won her final by walkover. Opponent Carolyn Campana, 17, of Hillsborough “had to pull out with a hamstring injury after her dramatic semifinal win over No. 1 seed Allie Will,” Togasaki said. Campana injured her leg in the third set “but fought through it to win the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-4,” he added.
Will was ranked among the top 300 players in the world just a few years ago, according to Togasaki, and she played No. 1 singles on the University of Florida’s 2012 national championship team.
In men’s doubles, Brooksby joined forces with 14-year-old Karl Lee of Los Altos to reach the quarterfinals. Eighth-grader Lee also played in singles as the 17th seed, falling in the round of 32.
Other high school-age or younger players who advanced in the tournament:
• Sophomore Stephanie Nguyen, a 5-Star recruit (top 75 in her class nationally) from Fremont, lost in the finals of mixed doubles and in the quarterfinals of women’s singles.
• Junior Niluka Madurawe, a 5-Star recruit who has verbally committed to Dartmouth College, lost in the semifinals of women’s singles.
• Seventh-grader Vivian Ovrootsky, a Blue Chip recruit (top 25 in her class nationally) from San Jose, lost in the quarterfinals of women’s singles.
• Freshman Muskan Mahajan, a Blue Chip recruit from San Ramon, lost in the quarterfinals of women’s singles.
• Westmont High senior Ajai Shekhera, a 5-Star recruit who has verbally committed to UC Santa Barbara, lost in the quarterfinals of both men’s singles and mixed doubles.
• St. Ignatius senior Katya Tabachnik, 5-Star recruit from San Jose who has verbally committed to Santa Clara University, reached the round of 16 in women’s singles and the quarterfinals of mixed doubles.
• Sixth-grader Anushka Khune, a Blue Chip recruit from Palo Alto, lost in the round of 16 of women’s singles.
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