By nature, the Branstine family is an athletically gifted bunch.
Cassidy – the eldest of the three Branstine girls – plays tennis for UC Irvine, while Carson – the youngest – is ranked as the top freshman in the state, and the No. 4 prospect nationally for the class of 2019.
Rey Lejano was beginning to run out of coach speak and Yorba Linda hadn’t even sniffed the start of league play.
“I was throwing all the clichés at them,” the Mustangs girls tennis coach quipped. “You know the whole, ‘Take it one match at a time. Momentum starts off small. Keep believing.&rsquo
The Register’s All-County girls tennis teams for 2015.
Kristina Breisacher, Santa Margarita, Sr.
Katie Chang, Santa Margarita, Jr.
Lindsay Hung, San Clemente, So.
Judy Kam, University, Sr.
SEAL BEACH – Sunny Hills’ Christie Wan arrived at the CIF-SS Individual tennis championships as the Freeway League’s No. 1 seed.
After winning five matches without dropping a set to get to the championship round, Wan could not stop history from being made by Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates’ Ena Shibah
The two-time defending Trinity League champ advanced to the CIF Individual Championship round of 32 with a pair of victories over the San Joaquin and Baseline League champs last week, the latter coming in 6-0, 6-0 fashion.
Trabuco Hills is the lone county girls volleyball team still alive in the CIF State playoffs.
The Mustangs will attempt to book their spot in the state final when they play at Redondo Union on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Redondo Union, which lost to Mater Dei in the CIF-SS D
Corona del Mar
The Sea Kings sophomore won the decisive match against Arcadia High in last week’s CIF Southern California Regional Team Championship. Willson’s three-set victory gave CdM a 4-3 win in the tournament’s second round before it was eventually upended by the eventual cha
After sweeping through their first-round matches earlier in the week, the girls tennis teams for Corona del Mar, Dana Hills and Northwood each saw their team season come to the end Friday in the CIF USTA Southern California Regional Championships.
The Dolphins and the Timberwolves were knocked out in second-round play early in the day at
The Tigers junior went unbeaten from the quarterfinal stage on last week, guiding Valencia to a Division 3 championship victory over Yorba Linda. In the semis and finals alone, Duong posted five 6-0 score lines, with her closest set finishing at 6-2.
KRISTINA BREISACHER SANTA MARGARITA TENNIS GPA: 4.0 Breisacher again proved to be one of the best players in the Trinity League, finishing as the league runner-up for a second consecutive season and has qualified for the CIF Individuals. She has been ranked among the Top 20 players in South
Mater Dei’s girls volleyball team is one victory away from making a third consecutive trip to the CIF-SS Division 1AA finals.
Standing in the Monarchs’ way is second-seeded Great Oak of Temecula. The teams meet Tuesday in a semifinals match at Mater Dei at 7 p.m.
The teams met last month in the California Challenge to
The pairings for the CIF-SS/USTA Southern California Regional for girls tennis were released Saurday.
USTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL
First round, Tuesday, 2 p.m.
La Jolla Bishop's at #1 Peninsula
CLAREMONT - There was no real need for introductions pre-match.
The Valencia and Yorba Linda girls tennis teams were plenty familiar with one another even before Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 final, having played each other two months ago.
The faces were the same. The score line ultimately was too.
CLAREMONT - It didn't end the way they would have liked, but the Magnolia girls tennis team made history Friday at the Claremont Club.
Thacher of Ojai cruised to a 13-5 victory in the CIF-SS Division 5 final against a Magnolia team making its first finals appearance, but a young star emerged for the Sentinels in freshman Tiffany Vo
The teams change, as the do the faces, every November.
For the past decade, however, there’s been one constant in the Division 1 girls tennis finals: an Orange County representative.
Second-seeded Corona del Mar appeared poised to extend that streak Wednesday, but the Sea Kings were never able to capture a lead and ultimate
Scores and schedule for the CIF-SS girls tennis playoffs:
GIRLS TENNISDIVISION 1
Quarterfinals, MondayPeninsula 13, Northwood 5Dana Hills 11, University 7Harvard-Westlake 10, Mira Costa 8Corona del Mar 14, San Clemente 4
Semifinals, Wednesday, 2 p.m.Peninsula
Five games is all that separated the University and Dana Hills girls tennis teams when the two county powers battled to a 9-9 result in September.
After the opening round of Monday’s playoff match, it looked as though the teams were headed for the same result.
By winning four sets in each of the final two rounds, the visiti
The Warriors freshman teamed with Hannah Kim to go unbeaten last week in the first opening rounds of the Division 2 playoffs. Sabile's play was an integral part of Troy's 14-4 and 15-3 victories over Vista Murrieta and San Juan Hills. Sabile and Kim tallied a perfect 30-0 doubles mark in league
Scores and updated schedule from the CIF-SS girls tennis playoffs.
DIVISION 1Second round, FridayPeninsula 12, Villa Park 6Northwood 12, JSerra 6Dana Hills 13,. Marlborough 5University 10, Campbell Hall 8Mira Costa 11, Santa Margarita 7Harvard-Westlake 10