Youth doubles team at nationals

Alex Fuchs, left, of Los Altos and Matteo Antonescu of Mountain View placed fourth in the 16U United States Tennis Association’s National Doubles Championships last month in Florida.

Alex Fuchs of Los Altos and Matteo Antonescu of Mountain View joined forces to place fourth in the 16U United States Tennis Association’s National Doubles Championships last month in Orlando.

Fuchs and Antonescu beat teams from Southern California, North Carolina and Virginia to advance to the semifinals, where they fell to the eventual champions from the Northeast by a score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The local duo then lost the third-place match to another team from the Northeast, which prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Fuchs attends Allendale Academy virtually, and Antonescu is enrolled in Los Altos High’s online school program.

The pair qualified for the nationals by winning the USTA’s Northern California 16U Sectional Championships in June.