May 25, 1996 |
Fourth-seeded Cecil Mamiit of USC won two matches Friday and became the only seeded player to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Men's Division I Tennis Championships at Athens, Ga. Teammate Adam Peterson also reached today's semifinals. Mamiit, a freshman from Pasadena, defeated Srdjan Muskatirovic of UCLA, 6-3, 6-3, in the round of 16 and Jan Hermansson of South Alabama, 6-1, 6-1, in the quarterfinals. Peterson, ranked 97th nationally, reached the semifinals for the second consecutive year.
April 24, 1992 |
After accompanying her daughter Stacey on an unsettling flight to Miami for last week's Easter Bowl tournament, Louise Jellen was relieved that this week's tennis schedule called for a trip to the Ojai Valley tournament. Louise Jellen gets so nervous when she flies that "no one sits next to her," on the plane, according to Stacey, one of the nation's top-ranked junior players.
May 21, 1996 |
Top-seeded UCLA and defending champion Stanford advanced Monday to the finals of the NCAA men's tennis tournament with victories over Texas Christian and host Georgia. The Bruins coasted to a 4-2 victory over TCU, winning the doubles point for a 1-0 lead and adding three straight-set victories in singles, including the clinching match by Eric Taino at No. 3. In a matchup of the nation's top two players, No. 1 Justin Gimelstob of UCLA defeated No. 2 Paul Robinson, 7-5, 6-0.
August 13, 1994 |
What figured to be a showdown between two of the nation's best junior players--both from the Valley--turned into a rout and a big victory for Northridge's Meilen Tu. Top-seeded Tu defeated fourth-seeded Ania Bleszynski of Thousand Oaks, 6-1, 6-2, Friday in the semifinals of the United States Tennis Assn. Girls' 18 national championships at the Almaden Valley Athletic Club in San Jose. Tu will face No. 7 Lilia Osterloh of Winchester, Ohio, in today's final.
August 13, 1993 |
Meilen Tu's plans to reach the final fell through Thursday when she lost to top-seeded Janet Lee of Rancho Palos Verdes in the quarterfinals of the United States Tennis Assn. National Junior Championships in San Jose. Tu, 15, of Northridge, blamed herself after losing, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2, in girls' 18 singles. "She didn't win the third set, I gave it to her," said Tu, who led, 2-0, in the final set. "She wasn't coming to the net. I was aggressive, but I was just missing."
June 28, 1996
Bridget Pearson of Hoover High, Liz Giltner of Chaminade and Zarinah Tillman of Cal State Northridge head a list of six athletes from the region who are scheduled to compete in the USA Track & Field Junior championships, which start today at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Pearson, the runner-up in the girls' pole vault at the State championships earlier this month, will compete in that event and Giltner, the state champion in the high jump, is entered in the heptathlon.
July 25, 1993
As she touched the wall to win the first U.S. Olympic Festival swimming gold medal, Sarah Nichols' emotions were so powerful that she couldn't handle them all at once. "It all hits you at the same time, the people screaming, the camera man zoning in on your face," Nichols said of her victory Saturday night in the 800-meter freestyle at the Palo Alto Natatorium. Nichols, 15, of Camarillo, finished in 8 minutes 48.38 seconds, a personal best by 10 seconds.
April 28, 1995 |
The streak continues for the Bryan brothers. The twin doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan of Camarillo, competing in the boys' interscholastic doubles division of the 96th Ojai Valley tennis championships, Thursday shut out their opponents in the first two rounds. The Bryans defeated Adrian Manalang and Wilfredo Nerida of Carson, 6-0, 6-0, in the morning and disposed of Tony Chatfield and Joey Reveteriano of Victor Valley, 6-0, 6-0, in the afternoon to advance to the round of 16.
July 6, 1994 |
When the women's basketball team from the South went on a fast break this week, it was a fast break. With former Thousand Oaks High guard Marion Jones at the controls, the South defeated the West, 94-92, Tuesday in the Olympic Festival gold medal game at St. Louis Arena. Jones, a record-setting sprinter in high school, scored 17 points, including nine at the end of the third quarter as the South opened a 75-66 lead. At the end, every bit of that margin was needed.