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Victory by Agoura Is Almost Single-Handed

May 19, 2000|From Staff Reports

Tim Mullane and Amir Nejad recorded sweeps and Agoura High held on to defeat West Torrance, 82-73, on games, in the first round of the Southern Section Division III tennis playoffs on Thursday at West Torrance.

The teams tied in sets, 9-9, but the Chargers (13-5) gained the edge in games because of strong singles play.

Mullane, Nejad and Chris Wilkinson each played one set without losing a game.

Mullane, playing at No. 1, won his sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-0, and No. 2 Nejad recorded 6-3, 6-0, 6-1 victories.

West Torrance (13-5) dominated in doubles, winning seven of nine sets.

In another Division III match:

Westlake 18, Loara 0--Alex Yaftali, Narbi Zoharbe and Garrett Wong did not lose a game in singles for the Warriors at Loara.

Jackson Ellis and Allen Kim lost only one game at No. 3 doubles for Westlake (19-0).

Loara finished 15-6.


Harvard-Westlake 18, Hoover 0--Andrew Rosenfeld, Aron Gortman and Jesse Ferlianto did not give up a game in nine singles sets for the Wolverines (23-3-1) at Fremont Park in Glendale.


Thousand Oaks 18, Lancaster 0--Serge Mitrofanov and Jayme Reynolds swept three opponents by 6-0 scores at No. 1 doubles for the Lancers at Antelope Valley College.

Mitrofanov and Reynolds have played only the last three dual matches together, but are 9-0 in sets.

Philip Sheng (34-1) registered three victories at No. 1 singles for the Lancers (14-5), who play Irvine University in the quarterfinals Tuesday. It will be a rematch of last year's semifinal, which Thousand Oaks lost on games after the teams tied, 9-9.

Burbank 14, Pacific 4--Tigran Martirosyan (53-1) did not surrender a game at No. 1 singles, and Eugene Shin and Min Kang swept at No. 2 doubles for the Bulldogs (19-2) at Pacific.


Calabasas 11, Bonita 7--Nick Weiss (38-2) lost only two games at No. 1 singles for the Coyotes (15-5) at Bonita.

Braden Aftergood and Trevor Hinden swept at No. 1 doubles for the Coyotes (15-5).

La Canada 12, Culver City 6--Scott Patterson did not lose a game at No. 1 singles and the Spartans (14-5) won eight of nine doubles sets at the La Canada Country Club.


Campbell Hall 11, Windward 7--Adam Zunder swept at No. 1 singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Ross Erlich and Michael Shrage surrendered two games in three sets for the Vikings at Valley College.

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