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Athletes of the Week

May 28, 1996

Taylor Dent

Corona del Mar, Freshman

Tennis/Singles

Dent lost eight sets early this season when he was adjusting to high school tennis and a growth spurt that caused him to grow about four inches in eight months. Lately, however, he has been unbeatable. Last week, he swept six sets in team play, then won the Southern Section individual title, beating Andrew Park of San Marino, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the final Saturday. He is thought to be the first freshman to win the section title.

Baseball

Rudy Aguilera

* Tustin, senior. Had two hits and four RBIs in a 10-6 victory over Moreno Valley Canyon Springs and a home run in a 7-1 victory over Temecula Valley.

Golf

Jin Park

Philip Lee

* Sunny Hills. Park, a junior, and Lee, a sophomore, each shot par 72 at Sandpiper Golf Course to finish in a tie for fourth at the Southern Section individual championship.

Tennis

Adam Artunian

Chase Exon

Reza Farokhpay

* Woodbridge. Sophomores Artunian and Exon and junior Farokhpay each won two of three sets in an upset of eight-time defending section champion Santa Barbara.

Volleyball

Ryan Ellis

* Foothill, senior. Had 17 kills in the Knights' four-game victory over Calvary Chapel in the Division II title match.

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