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2015 Girls Tennis Archive Stories

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  • CdM changes: Ricker departs; Gresh takes over BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Corona del Mar girls tennis coach Brian Ricker resigned this week, stepping down after 11 seasons coaching one of the county’s top programs. He will be replaced by Jamie Gresh, who is also the school’s boys tennis coach. “It was a great experience,” Ricker said. “I thoroughly enjoyed my
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • 2014 All-County girls tennis team BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    FIRST TEAM KATIE TA Capistrano Valley, Senior The Register’s player of the year. Read about Ta. YUKI ASAMI University, Senior The
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Capo Valley's Ta is 2014 girls tennis athlete of the year BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The Capistrano Valley High tennis courts have become a sort of home away from home for Katie Ta. At 10 years old, Ta was introduced to the courts when she tagged along with her parents to watch her older brother, Matthew, compete for the Cougars boys team. Those trips became even more common when her older sister,
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Valencia's McCall is 2014 girls tennis coach of the year BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    He calls it his “Wall of Fame” - a fence on Valencia High’s tennis courts covered in championship banners, honoring the achievements and accolades of the boys and girls teams. Essentially, it’s a portrait of the Tigers’ history under Mike McCall, the school’s longtime tennis coach who has been i
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • 2014 All-County girls tennis: second, third teams By KENNY CONNOLLY
    SECOND TEAM Singles Justine Huang, Tesoro, Sr. Jennifer Lu, Los Alamitos, Sr. Danielle Willson, Corona del Mar, Fr. Doubles Aliya Alenikov, Sr., and Hope Hairrell, Jr., Los Alamitos Camellia Edalat, Soph., and Taylor Fogarty, Sr., Co
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Shelby Anderson, CdM BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Shelby Anderson Corona del Mar Tennis GPA: 4.3 Anderson is a four-year varsity starter for Corona del Mar. She helped lead CdM to the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals and a berth in the Southern California Regional semifinals. The Sea Kings finished second in the county’s top 10 ranki
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Dvorak falls in final after stunning semifinal rally BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    SEAL BEACH – The odds were stacked against Summer Dvorak early Monday afternoon at the CIF-SS Individual tennis championships. At the start of the day, having the chance to play for a singles title was the goal for the Laguna Beach senior. But less than an hour into her match against Peninsula of Rancho Palos Verdes’
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Ta, Dvorak reach CIF-SS tennis semifinals BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    SEAL BEACH Since the road for a CIF-SS team championship went through Peninsula of Rancho Palos Verdes, there was no reason to think the same wouldn’t apply for CIF Individuals. When play began Friday afternoon at the Seal Beach Tennis Center, seven doubles teams and seven singles players from Orange County made up the round of 16.
    Fri Dec 05, 2014
  • Fall notebook: O.C. runners ready for CIF State meet
    Seven boys and seven girls cross country teams from Orange County have advanced to the CIF State Championships on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. The teams earned the spots with their performances this past Saturday in the CIF-SS Finals at Mt. SAC in Walnut. Top-ranked Brea Olinda boys delivered a team title in Division 3.
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Girls tennis O.C. Top 10 (11-24-14) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. University 2. Corona del Mar 3. Los Alamitos 4. Santa Margarita 5T. San Clemente 5T. Dana Hills 7. Villa Park 8. Tesoro 9. Northwood 10. JSerra
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Girls tennis AOW: Summer Dvorak, Laguna Beach By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Summer Dvorak Laguna Beach High School After leading the Breakers to a semifinals appearance in the CIF-SS Division 2 team playoffs two weeks ago, Dvorak helped Laguna Beach win a match in last week’s Southern California Regional tournament. The talented senior went unbeaten this season in capturing the Orange
    Mon Nov 24, 2014
  • Southern Regional results: Friday's scores
    Scores from Friday's matches in the Southern California Regional for girls tennis. FRIDAY'S RESULTS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL Quarterfinals Peninsula 7, La Jolla Country Day 0 Corona del Mar 5, Laguna Beach 2 University 6, Murrieta Valley 1 Torrey Pines 4, Santa Barb
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Southern Cal Regional: scores, schedule
    Scores from the first round of matches in the Southern Caifornia Regional. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL Peninsula 7, La Costa Canyon 0 La Jolla Country Day 4, Valencia 3 Corona del Mar 6, Fresno Bullard 1 Laguna Beach 4, Palisades 3 University 7, Poway 0 Murrieta Valley 4, Buchanan 3
    Thu Nov 20, 2014
  • Fall notebook: Big plans for water polo semifinals
    Spectators will be able to attend the CIF-SS boys water polo semifinals in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 at the two-pool Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine on Wednesday for a single admission price. Adult tickets will be $10 while students with ID will be $5. Also, a live stream of the Division 1 games will be shown by GoLivePolo.com. The stream,
    Mon Nov 17, 2014
  • Girls tennis O.C. Top 10 (11-17-14) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. University 2. Corona del Mar 3. Los Alamitos 4. Santa Margarita 5T. San Clemente 5T. Dana Hills 7. Villa Park 8. Tesoro 9. Northwood 10. JSerra
    Mon Nov 17, 2014
  • Girls tennis AOW: Emilee Duong, Valencia By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Emilee Duong Valencia The Tigers capped off a stellar campaign with an 18-3 overall record and a runner-up finish in the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Duong went 2-1 in both Valencia’s semifinal victory over Cerritos High and in its 10-8 loss to Pasadena Poly in the finals. In the semis, Duong’s third roun
    Mon Nov 17, 2014
  • Valencia comes up short in final BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CLAREMONT – After three hours of back and forth play, Valencia and Pasadena Poly were deadlocked, 8-8, with 16 sets officially in the books. With the CIF title on the line, all eyes immediately fixated on the day’s final two doubles sets that happened to be taking place on a pair of adjacent courts. The Panthers manag
    Fri Nov 14, 2014
  • University can't keep up with Peninsula BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CLAREMONT – No matter what tennis court or school you found yourself at this season, the word around the entire tennis community was the same: all roads for a CIF Division 1 title goes through Peninsula High of Palos Verdes. High praise? No doubt. But on Friday afternoon, facing the best Orange County had to offer, the top-
    Fri Nov 14, 2014
  • Previews: Friday's girls tennis finals BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CIF-SS GIRLS TENNIS FINALS Division 1 University  (20-1) vs. Peninsula (21-0) Where, when: The Claremont Club, Friday, 11:30 a.m. Outlook: For the second consecutive season, the CIF championship match will feature University and Peninsula. These two teams played back on Oct
    Thu Nov 13, 2014
  • Valencia earns chance to play for Div. 3 title BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The match couldn’t have played out much better for Valencia’s top singles player, Emily Duong. With the Tigers holding a four-point lead headed into Wednesday’s final round of matches against Cerritos, the talented sophomore played on center court in front of her teammates, friends and fellow classmates with a CI
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Fall Signing Day photos (updated)
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos from Orange County Register photographers from Signing Day events throughout Orange County. This slideshow has been updated to include photos from Canyon, Capistrano Valley and Trabuco Hills. It also includes photos from Aliso Niguel, Beckman, JSerra, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo a
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Fall Signing Day 2014: O.C. athletes who signed
    A list of the Orange County athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent (or submitted a letter of commitment to an Ivy League school or military academy) during the Fall signing period. The next signing day for the 2014-15 school year - Feb. 4, 2015. Football, soccer and boys water polo players can sign at that time. 
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • University lives up to its No. 1 ranking
    Whenever the top two teams in the county square off, regardless of the sport, there is a good chance the result will be close. In recent memory, tennis might be the exception to that rule. On Monday afternoon, the University girls tennis team showed again how far ahead of the local competition it really is. Behind a dominant show
    Mon Nov 10, 2014
  • Girls tennis O.C. Top 10 (11-10-14) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. University 2. Los Alamitos 3. Corona del Mar 4. Santa Margarita 5T. San Clemente 5T. Dana Hills 7. Villa Park 8. Tesoro 9. Northwood 10. JSerra
    Mon Nov 10, 2014
  • Girls tennis AOW: Farah Modarres, Yorba Linda BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Farah Modarres Yorba Linda High School The Mustangs senior went unbeaten in playoff wins over Pacifica and Long Beach Millikan last week alongside her doubles partner, Katie Byrens. Modarres and Byrens are 50-1 this season and earned the North Hills League doubles title two weeks ago. Modarres also was the Empire Leag
    Mon Nov 10, 2014