There Alyssa Smith sat, courtside with her Dana Hills teammates as first-year varsity starter Mona Mosavi fought tooth and nail at No. 4 singles with the CIF Southern California championship riding on... Full story
The strategy that goes into compiling a challenging pre-league schedule often gets overlooked once those proposed matches start turning into actual wins and losses.
For Los Alamitos coach Kevin Garrett though, cementing a treacherous pre-league slat... Full story
IRVINE – Before she ever stepped foot on a high school tennis court, Dana Hills senior Alyssa Smith knew what she wanted.
"I wanted my name up on the board too," she said, in reference to a large sign that sits atop the entrance of Dana Hills'... Full story
IRVINE – After being delayed since last month due to weather, the inaugural USTA Southern Regional was finally held Saturday at the Racquet Club of Irvine, and the fifth-seeded Dana Hills girls tennis team took home the trophy by defeating No. ... Full story
SEAL BEACH - Three years ago, a pair of freshmen from Dana Hills appeared on the high school tennis circuit equipped with seemingly endless potential and a nose for the biggest moments.
Not much has changed since Jessica Perez and Cassidy Spearman r... Full story
NEWPORT BEACH -- Laguna Hills senior Mikey Barthelmass stands a modest 5-foot-2 1/2 inches. Her good friend and inseparable doubles partner, Alex Valenstein, is an unassuming 15 year-old sophomore.
Together -- when they're not busy completing each o... Full story
CLAREMONT - After reaching the finals of the inaugural CIF State SoCal Regionals, the only thing capable of raining on Dana Hills’ postseason parade was, ironically enough, the rain itself.
Saturday’s championship match between the fifth... Full story
SAN CLEMENTE - The way University’s doubles lineup has thrived - and at certain points, absolutely dominated - this season, you’d be hard pressed to believe that Coach John Kessler lost three All-County contributors from a team that reach... Full story
EL MONTE – Two words from El Toro junior Shannon Jones summed up how she felt after advancing to the round of 16 in the CIF-SS individual doubles championships.
In a sport with so many of the top players more concerned with uppin... Full story
CLAREMONT – St. Margaret's Arin Melkonian was nervous. As players from both teams crowded the courts surrounding the Tartans' junior, the nerves almost became too much.
"It's too nerve-wracking, having the whole, entire team — both teams... Full story
CIF-SS GIRLS TENNIS SEMIFINALS
All matches Thursday, 2 p.m.
No. 1 Campbell Hall (Alpha League winner) at No. 4 University (Pacific Coast League winner)
Road to the semis: Campbell Hall def. Calabasas, 16-2; def. Santa Margarita, 16-2; ... Full story