Akhil Gandra Wins the 2013 St. Marks Invitational

Congratulations to Westwood’s Akhil Gandra for championing the 2013 St. Marks Heart of Texas invitational. In the final round, he defeated Harker’s Pranav Reddy on a 2-1 decision (Mackenzie, Woodhouse, *Theis). Akhil is coached by Ben Clancy and Nick Burr. Pranav is coached by Ryan Fink, Greg Atchen, and Nikhil Nag. 

Double Octafinals

Westwood SN def. Winston Churchill MW (Micky Wolf) 3-0 (Sullivan, Sims, Paramo) 

Travis AS def. Harvard-Westlake CC (Cameron Cohen) 2-1 (Woods, Conrad, *Tripe) 

Harker PR def. Kempner SO (Shane O’Dwyer) 3-0 (Wei, Kuang, Legried) 

John Marshall DD def. Cypress Woods XX (Xixiang Xiong) 3-0 (Fink, Shmikler, Kuang) 

Westwood AG def. College Prep SS (Sophia Schick) 3-0 (Shmikler, Pritt, Melin)

Kempner AB def. Law Magnet DD (Dino DeLaO) (Cook, Huett, Mackenzie)

Strake Jesuit AlTo def. Vestavia Hills JP (Jack Patton) 3-0 (Hodge, Cowger, Cavanaugh) 

Kinkaid TG def. Christ Episcopal MK (Matthew Koshak) 3-0 (Paramo, Boyer, Arnett)

Strake Jesuit JZ def. Katy Taylor NY 3-0 (Neel Yerneni) (Harris, Huett, Arnett)

Westlake DB def. Des Moines Roosevelt EW (Emma Weddle) 2-1 (*Hodge, Amestoy, Castillo)

Hockaday CN def. Kinkaid MS (Michael Sands) 3-0 (Woods, Castillo, Boyer) 

Isidore Newman MM def. Southlake Carroll DP (Djorn Patel) (Sullivan, Sims, Koshak)

Strake Jesuit JS advances over Strake Jesuit AnTo (Anthony Tohme)

Louis D. Brandeis CD def. Harvard-Westlake NS (Nick Steele) 2-1 (*Torson, Harris, Harris) 

Marcus LH def. Miramonte TK (Tom Kadie) 2-1 (Mackenzie, Melin, Qiu*)

College Prep CL def. Walt Whitman SC (Sophia Caldera) 3-0 (Legried, Cowger, Melin)

Octafinals 

Harker PR def. Westlake DB (Drew Burd) 3-0 (Clancy, Harris, Torson)

Isidore Newman MM def. Marcus LH (Lyndie Ho) 3-0 (Clancy, Mackenzie, Woods)

Louis D. Brandeis CD def. Strake Jesuit AlTo (Alberto Tohme) 2-1 (Mackenzie, *Qiu, Harris)

Kempner AB def. Westwood SN (Sunay Nanavati) (Castillo, Melin, Harris)

Westwood AG def. Travis AS (Arun Sharma) 3-0 (Hodge, Arnett, Kuang)

Kinkaid TG def. Strake Jesuit JS (J Stuckert) 2-1 (Cook, Durrani, *Arnett)

College Prep CL def. Hockaday CN (Chloe Naguib) 3-0 (Tripe, Woods, Woodhouse) 

Strake Jesuit JZ def. John Marshall DD (David Dosch) 2-1 (Hodge, Toson, *Harris) 

 Quarterfinals

College Prep CL def. Isidore Newman MM (Matthew Meyer) (Emerson, Qiu, Kuang) 

Harker PR def. Strake Jesuit JZ (Joe Zaghrini) (Torson, Amestoy, Mackenzie) 

Louis D. Brandeis CD def. Kinkaid TG (Tyler Gamble) 2-1 (*Castillo, Arnett, Hodge) 

Westwood AG def. Kempner AB (Azam Baig) 3-0 (Malis, Harris, Woodhouse) 

Semifinals 

Harker PR def. College Prep CL (Charlotte Lawrence) 3-0 (Qiu, Amestoy, Emerson) 

Westwood AG def. Louis D. Brandeis CD (Courtney Devore) 2-1 (Mackenzie, *Hodge, Fink) 

Finals 

Westwood AG vs. Harker PR (Pranav Reddy) 2-1 (Mackenzie, Woodhouse, *Theis) 

 Champion:  

Westwood AG (Akhil Gandra) 

 

Top 15 Speakers 

1. Harker PR (Pranav Reddy)

2. Westwood AG (Akhil Gandra)

3. Des Moines Roosevelt EW (Emma Weddle)

4. Hockaday CN (Chloe Naguib)

5. Westlake DB (Drew Burd)

6. Strake Jesuit AlTo (Alberto Tohme)

7. Miramonte TK (Tom Kadie)

8. Strake Jesuit JS (J Stuckert)

9. Travis AS (Arun Sharma)

10. Winston Churchill MW (Micky Wolf)

11. Harvard-Westlake NS (Nick Steele)

12. Katy Taylor NY (Neel Yerneni)

13. Walt Whitman SC (Sophia Caldera)

14. Cypress Woods XX (Xixiang Xiong)

15. Kempner AB (Azam Baig)