County Round 1: MMT Opens Strong

Earlier this week, Menlo entered the San Mateo County Competition. Both teams, Varsity & JV, are fighting to defend their championship titles from last year. The Varsity team is also seeking a bid to the CA State Championship, in Orange County later this year.

JV opened the tournament with its prosecution facing Aragon’s JV squad, and its defense facing Hillsdale’s JV squad. The team won both rounds, including a sweep of all ballots. Menlo JV’s Prosecution had 2 of the 3 largest ballot wins thus far this in county competition (JV or Varsity), and Menlo JV’s Defense had one ballot with the highest total score thus far in county competition (JV or Varsity). After this round, Menlo JV is in 1st place in the JV competition. The below wins mean Menlo JV has extended its all-time undefeated streak to 14-0 (since the inception of the JV competition, in the 2016 season).

  • Menlo JV vs Aragon JV – Ballot 1: Menlo wins 150 to 116
  • Menlo JV vs Aragon JV – Ballot 2: Menlo wins 136 to 106
  • Hillsdale JV vs Menlo JV – Ballot 1: Menlo wins 172 to 160
  • Hillsdale JV vs Menlo JV – Ballot 2: Menlo wins 145 to 141

Varsity opened the tournament with its prosecution facing Burlingame, and its defense facing Notre Dame. The team won both rounds as well, including a sweep of all ballots. Menlo’s defense won one ballot by the largest margin thus far in the Varsity Competition. Tiffany Tam — having quite the season thus far — led the effort by perfect scoring both prosecution ballots individually. Menlo’s Varsity Squad is in 1st place in the competition thus far in qualifying rounds. The below wins mean Menlo Varsity has extended its undefeated streak to a staggering 72-0, dating back to the 2010 County Finals.

  • Menlo vs Burlingame – Ballot 1: Menlo wins 164 to 150
  • Menlo vs Burlingame – Ballot 2: Menlo wins 163 to 162
  • Notre Dame vs. Menlo – Ballot 1: Menlo wins 158 to 125
  • Notre Dame vs. Menlo – Ballot 2: Menlo wins 155 to 152

Next up: Menlo’s two teams will be back in action on Thursday February 1st for Round 2 of County Competition. JV will face Carlmont on both sides, and Varsity will face Carlmont and Serra.

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