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Southern Section Tennis : CdM Falls to Palos Verdes in Semifinals

November 14, 1986

Stella Sampras of Palos Verdes High School swept her three singles sets Thursday to lead the Sea Kings' tennis team to an 11-7 victory over Corona del Mar in the Southern Section 4-A semifinals at Palos Verdes High.

Sampras, her team's No. 1 singles player, was trailing Danielle Scott, 4-1, in the first set but came back to win, 7-5. She then went on to defeat Robin Bain, 6-0, and Kristi Phebus, 6-4. Those were the only losses of the day for Scott and Phebus, who each won two singles sets.

Palos Verdes' No. 1 doubles team of Heather Vitro and Kristen Hobel also won three sets, by the scores of 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. The Sea Kings will play Miraleste Tuesday at the West End Tennis and Racquet Club for the 4-A championship.

Corona del Mar, seeded second in the 4-A division, closes the season with an 18-4 record, its only losses coming to top-seeded Miraleste (twice) and Palos Verdes (twice). Palos Verdes beat Corona del Mar, 10-8, on Sept. 23.

In 2-A semifinal action:

Chaminade 14, Valencia 4--The top-seeded Eagles, champions of the San Fernando Valley League, defeated the fourth-seeded Tigers at Valencia High School to advance to Tuesday's championship match against Indio.

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