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Athletes of the Week

October 18, 1994

Faye DeVera

Villa Park, Sophomore

Tennis/Singles

DeVera started the week slowly, falling behind 2-5 and love-40 to Canyon's Shannon Wilkins, but from that point she was a different player. She beat Wilkins, 7-6 (7-0 in the tiebreaker), and beat her next two opponents, 6-0, to lead the then-No. 8 Spartans to a 10-8 victory over then-No. 4 Canyon Monday. Tuesday, she didn't lose a game in a 15-3 victory over Foothill. Thursday, she became the first player to beat El Modena's Brandi Freudenberg this season. DeVera beat Freudenberg, who had lost only four games this season, 6-4. "It was really fun to watch," Villa Park Coach Sue Gardiner said. "Faye was just determined that she was going to play well." She won her next to sets, 6-0, 6-1, as the Spartans won, 13-5, to improve to 10-1 and 6-0 in the Century League.

Cross-country

Tracy Clark

* Corona del Mar, senior. Won the Orange County Championship sweepstakes race, finishing 3.1 miles in 17 minutes 36 seconds, leading her team to sixth place.

Jessica Corbin

* Irvine, junior. Finished fifth in 18:08 to lead the Vaqueros to the team title of the Orange County Championships.

Volleyball

Jennifer Coopman

* Sunny Hills, senior. Had 16 kills in the Lancers' five-game victory over La Habra.

Amy Nihipali

* Esperanza, sophomore. Had 19 kills in the Aztecs 15-0, 15-4, 15-1 victory over then-No. 8 Marina.

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