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.
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.
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).
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.”