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All-County girls tennis: First team
The Register’s All-County girls tennis team for 2015.
Constance Branstine, Villa Park, Sr.
The Register’s athlete of the year. Read about Branstein.
Jadie Acidera, JSerra, Jr.
The two-time defending Trinity League singles champ compiled a 58-2 record and advanced to the round of 16 at CIF Individuals. Acidera was named MVP of the Sage Hill Prep Invitational, and she helped JSerra capture the program’s first league championship. She will return as one of the top players in Orange County next season.
Emilee Duong, Valencia, Jr.
Not only is Duong the only unbeaten on this list (39-0), she is also the only player that celebrated a CIF team championship. The Tigers junior led Valencia to its first CIF title since 2008, topping Yorba Linda in the Division 3 final. Despite winning the Empire League singles title, Duong did not participate in CIF Individuals because of recruiting visits to Ohio State and Purdue. She’ll certainly be a factor in individual postseason play as a senior.
Kerisa Lin, Northwood, Jr.
She edged out Corona del Mar’s Danielle Willson in the Pacific Coast League individual finals. Lin finished her junior campaign with a 43-9 clip, and was one of the final 16 players in contention for the CIF singles crown. With Lin at the forefront, Northwood finished second in the always-loaded PCL and was one of the final eight teams competing in the CIF USTA Southern California Regional Championships.
Christie Wan, Sunny Hills, Jr.
After transferring from Whittier Christian, Wan quickly established herself among the Freeway League’s elite. The junior became the league’s new singles champ, and she carried that momentum into CIF Individual play. Wan finished as the CIF-SS singles runner-up, falling to three-time champ, Ena Shibahara of Peninsula, in the final. The five-star recruit will be one of the favorites to capture the individual crown in 2016.
Danielle Willson, Corona del Mar, So.
The sophomore was a mainstay atop CdM’s singles rotation, finishing as the Pacific Coast League’s individual runner-up, and compiling a 45-12 record. Willson helped the county’s top-ranked squad advance to the semifinals in both the Division 1 playoffs and the CIF USTA Southern California Regional Championships. She was also one of the final 16 players in contention for the Southern Section singles title.
Mary Kaffen, Sr., and Zoe Kaffen, Sr., JSerra
Together, JSerra’s twin sisters won their second consecutive Trinity League doubles title and advanced to the round of 16 at CIF Individuals. Though they were split up throughout much of the regular season, Mary compiled a 59-1 overall record, while Zoe went 57-3. Their versatility was a major cog in JSerra’s first Trinity League title.
Jasie Dunk, Jr., and Siena Sharf, Sr., Corona del Mar
The duo won the Pacific Coast League doubles crown and was the lone county pair to advance to the quarterfinals at CIF Individuals. Dunk proved to be one of the area’s most improved players, finishing with a 41-11 record, thriving atop the Sea Kings singles lineup. Sharf is making her second consecutive All-County first-team appearance, anchoring the county’s top singles rotation and finishing with a 42-11 clip.
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