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Viking Magazine

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Brief: Monta Vista dominates boys’ tennis, 6-1

Grant Shorin
Blake Smith (’14) slices a backhand. Smith plays number two singles for the Vikings.

Paly tennis took to the court against Monta Vista yesterday on a cloudy afternoon. The Vikings struggled early with Austin Leung (’14) the #1 on the team going down in straight sets. Monta Vista continued its dominance, sweeping all four singles matches. Aditya Mahadevan (‘14) and Mikael Lassooy (‘13) won the only match for the Vikings 7-6 6-2, at number one doubles.

Singles player Blake Smith (’14) expressed his optimism for the future of Paly tennis.

“I think each of us have given it our all every match no matter the opponent,” Smith said. “As long as the team continues its high-focus play, we should come out on top in most matches this year.”


Final recap vs Monta Vista.


Austin Leung (‘14)  #1 lost 6-0 6-4

Blake Smith (‘14) #2 lost 6-0 6-1

George He (‘14) #3 lost 6-0 7-6

Ronak Baldua (‘16) #4 lost 0-6 6-1 4-6


Aditya Mahadevan (‘14) and Mikael Lassooy (‘13) won 7-6 6-2

Gabriel Mechali (‘14) and Mason Haverstock (‘13) lost

Kevin Huang (‘15) and Jack Paladin (‘14) lost


The Vikings will take on long time rival Gunn High School Wednesday (3:30pm) at Paly.



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About the Contributors
Chris Smith
Chris Smith, News Editor
Chris is currently a senior at Paly and plays varsity baseball. In his free time he enjoys watching the San Francisco Giants, 49ers and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Grant Shorin
Grant Shorin, Photo Editor
Grant is a senior and jumps for the Paly track-and-field team. During his free time, he likes to make stickers. He joined The Viking staff at the start of the 2011-2012 school year.

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