Monte Vista High senior Shaun Chaudhuri won his second North Coast Section Division I singles tennis title in three years Saturday, beating Albany's Bernardo Saraiva 6-4, 6-0 at Diamond Hills Sports Club in Oakley.
Brothers Jon and Matt Wang of Piedmont dominated at the net to win their second consecutive NCS Division I doubles title, 6-0, 6-0 over Miramonte's Brian Tan and Luke Bohuslav.
The top-seeded Chaudhuri, who is headed to Harvard, won a crisply played singles final in windy conditions with accurate groundstrokes and remarkable agility for a guy standing 6-foot-3.
Chaudhuri led 3-0 in the first set before Saraiva, a foreign-exchange student from Portugal who upset 2010 champion Andrew Pises of Miramonte in the semifinals, surged to tie it 3-3. Chaudhuri then won nine of the final 10 games.
"He's a very good player, and I'm just happy that I could come away with a win," said Chaudhuri, who didn't drop a set in the tournament. "My game plan was to stay consistent and be on offense when I have the chance, and I executed well today."
Chaudhuri consistently ran down quality shots from Saraiva and hit spectacular returns. He punished Saraiva at least a half-dozen times after Saraiva hit drop shots.
If the singles and doubles finals were somewhat anticlimactic, the semifinals Saturday morning were packed with drama. Chaudhuri staved off Michael Guzman of Justin-Siena of Napa, prevailing 7-6 (7), 6-2. Saraiva beat Pises
In the doubles semifinals, the No. 4 seeded Tan and Bohuslav upended No. 2 Michael Feldman and Keivon Tabrizi of Monte Vista 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. However, the doubles final produced a clinical victory by USC-bound senior Jon Wang and junior Matt Wang, who were playing in their third consecutive NCS final together.
"We were pretty focused," Jon Wang said. "We both got some sleep and food right before the match, so we were both 'on' at the same time, which is odd because that really doesn't happen very much."