MV tennis team nets league win against Titans

The Mountain View High girls tennis team defeated Gunn for the second time this season, with Thursday’s home match decided by what coach Frank Smyth called a “surprise win” by his top doubles team.

Kalea Vandeventer and Selen Gokcen pulled out a 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory that enabled the Spartans to escape with a 4-3 win.

Mountain View improved to 6-1 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division and 7-2 overall. The Spartans’ lone league loss came against Los Altos (7-0, 14-1). The rematch between the rivals was scheduled Tuesday (after the Town Crier’s deadline), a match Smyth said his team was “looking forward” to playing. Mountain View fell to the visiting Eagles 5-2 Sept. 14.

Los Altos, which swept host Milpitas Thursday, is the only unbeaten team in the division.

Girls volleyball

Mountain View continues to dominate the El Camino Division, boosting its record to 7-0 with Thursday’s sweep at Cupertino. The Spartans went to 17-8 overall.

Los Altos fell to host Saratoga in four sets Thursday, its second loss in a row. The Eagles slumped to 2-5 in the SCVAL De Anza Division and 13-11 overall.

Field hockey

Los Altos posted a pair of shutout wins last week. The Eagles followed a 3-0 win at Homestead Oct. 2 with a 1-0 victory at Cupertino two days later.

Elana Eisenberg and Lisa Larsson each notched a goal and an assist against Homestead. Lucy Gilbert-Fagen put in the game-winner against Cupertino.

The Eagles improved to 6-1 in the SCVAL and 10-2 overall.

Girls water polo

St. Francis squeaked by Sacred Heart Prep 8-7 in overtime Oct. 4. Izzy Mandema had five goals for the host Lancers (3-0 West Catholic Athletic League, 6-4 overall).

Girls golf

Los Altos took down league-leading Cupertino 234-246 Oct. 2 at Shoreline Golf Links. Maddie Jun shot a 2-over-par 38 to lead the Eagles (3-2 league) past the Pioneers (4-1).

Los Altos coach Rich Fujii noted that freshmen Annika Gaglani and Morgan Taylor-Cohen “provided a spark.”

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