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Reichel Wins, Advances to Pro Tennis Semifinals

October 14, 1995

Alex Reichel of Fullerton defeated Rob Givone of Katonah, N.Y., 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4, Friday to advance to the semifinals of the $12,500 L.A. Fitness Warner Center satellite professional tennis tournament.

In other quarterfinal singles matches, Mexico's Alejandro Hernandez defeated Michael Gambill of Colbert, Wash., 7-5, 1-0 (ret.); Chris Pressley of Miami defeated Eric Taino of Jersey City, N.J., 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, and Scott Humphries of Alamo, Calif., defeated Australia's Matthew Breen, 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles, the team of Brandon Coupe (Roseville, Calif.) and Brian Eagle (San Jose) defeated Stefan Heckmanns of Germany and Juan Rios of Puerto Rico, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), to advance to the finals. They will meet David DiLucia (Norristown, Pa.) and Michael Sell (Tampa, Fla.), who defeated Geoff Grant of Princeton, N.J., and Pressley, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), in the other semifinal.

Racquetball

Michelle Gould, the top-seeded player in the Women's Professional Racquetball Assn. tournament being played at Racquetball World in Canoga Park, breezed through her first-round match Friday.

Gould, of Boise, Ida., defeated Vicki Aguilar of Alhambra, 11-0, 11-1, 11-0, and will face Michele Wiragh of Laurel, Md., in the quarterfinals today at 2:30.

Track and Field

Antonio Arce and Amy Skieresz, distance runners who completed outstanding high school careers at Palmdale and Agoura in June, have been named to Track & Field News magazine's 1995 high school All-American team.

Arce, a freshman at Notre Dame, is ranked second in the boys' 3,200 meters. Skieresz, now at Arizona, is third in the girls' 3,200.

Arce placed fifth in the 3,200 in the State championships. His season best of 9 minutes 4.13 seconds ranked only 12th on the national list, but he won the prestigious Golden West Invitational, defeating fourth-ranked Micah Davis and fifth-ranked Skiy Detray of Spokane Mead High. He also ran under 9:10 four times and under 9:15 on six occasions.

Skieresz placed second in the 3,200 in the State meet, and her personal best of 10:16.42 was third on the national list and ranks 12th on the all-time state list.

In addition to being named All-Americans in the 3,200, Arce (20th) and Skieresz (eighth) also made the top-20 national lists in the 1,600 with times of 4:12.05 and 4:52.70.

Also making the national list in their respective events were Kadrina Coffee of Palmdale High, Bridget Pearson of Toll Junior High in Glendale, Eleazar Hernandez of Camarillo and Kim Mortensen of Thousand Oaks.

Coffee, now a sophomore at Palmdale, was fifth in the girls' 400 with a time of 53.96.

Pearson, a freshman at Hoover, was tied for sixth in the pole vault with a best of 10 feet 10 inches.

Hernandez, a freshman at Moorpark College, was 16th in the boys' 3,200 at 9:05.15.

Mortensen, a senior at Thousand Oaks, was 20th in the girls' 3,200 with a best of 10:42.85.

Softball

The Shilos fast-pitch softball team is seeking players for its 16-under and 18-under squads.

Information: 310-550-4541.

Golf

More than 20 LPGA teaching pros from Southern California will provide golf instruction at the Las Posas Country Club on Monday to benefit the Domestic Violence Programs of Interface Children Family Services.

Information: 805-485-6114.

Thousand Oaks golfer Buz Greene recently won the Saticoy Country Club's stroke play tournament for the fifth time in six years.

Greene, who shot rounds of 72, 74 and 77 in the 54-hole event, finished three strokes ahead of Goleta's Chris Reed.

Auto Racing

Saugus' Sean Woodside took the checkered flag in the Winston Racing Series Sportsman Fastrip 100 Late Model race Thursday at Mesa Marin Speedway in Bakersfield.

Miscellany

A memorial service for Julie Hutak is set for today at 1 p.m at the Santa Clarita Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 West McBean Parkway in Valencia.

Hutak, who was a member of the swim team at Hart High, was killed in an automobile accident on Tuesday.

Village Christian High is accepting applications for the boys' varsity and junior varsity volleyball positions.

Information: Ken Gustafson, 818-767-8382, ext 294.

Contributing: Dana Haddad, Bryan Rodgers, John Ortega.

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