May 3, 1989
Anne Mall of Dana Hills High School and Keri Phebus of Corona del Mar will compete in the Seventeen Magazine Tennis Tournament of Champions, which starts today at the Marguerite Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. Mall and Phebus, who are both freshmen, will be part of a field that includes 96 players from across the nation. The tournament, which runs through Saturday, features 18-and-under, 16-and-under and 14-and-under divisions. There will be 32 players competing in each division.
November 16, 1991 |
Anne Mall, last year's Southern Section singles champion while playing for Dana Hills High, will have to wait for her first collegiate tournament title. Mall, a UCLA freshman, lost, 6-2, 0-6, 6-2, to third-seeded Eva Olivarez of San Diego State in a third-round match in the Rolex-ITCA Southern California women's tennis championships Friday at UC Irvine. "I didn't play that well," said Mall, who was playing in her first collegiate tournament. "I made too many errors."
May 5, 1989 |
Two of Orange County's top junior girls' tennis players, Keri Phebus of Newport Beach and Anne Mall of Laguna Niguel, are among the participants in the 14th Seventeen Magazine Tennis Tournament of Champions at the Marguerite Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. As two of the 96 juniors invited to the four-day tournament, they are hoping, perhaps, to become the next Tracy Austin--who one year played the event until her feet blistered. Or perhaps Andrea Jaeger, Kathy Rinaldi or Zina Garrison, who also have participated in past years.
May 6, 1989 |
Keri Phebus offered a two-word description of her semifinal victory Friday in the Seventeen Magazine Tennis Tournament of Champions. However, you needed an interpreter to know what she meant. "I treed," Phebus said, in describing her 6-2, 6-3, victory over Jill Brenner of Lakeland Fla., in the 16-and-under division at the Marguerite Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. Sounds simple enough. But what exactly did she mean? Her translation: She played well. As in, "out of my mind," she later clarified, adding that her description is a phrase "everybody uses."
May 9, 1991 |
Anne Mall certainly isn't the only teen-ager who's looking forward to June, but she has a few more reasons to be daydreaming about those lazy days of summer than most of her Dana Hills High School classmates. While her friends are strolling through the mall or lying on the beach this summer, Mall will be running back and forth a few feet behind a baseline somewhere, slugging cross-court forehands and whipping two-fisted backhands.
July 16, 1989 |
The U.S. Olympic Festival this week at Oklahoma City will provide different opportunities for the 75 or so Orange County athletes who will participate. For athletes such as 1988 Olympic shotputters Jim Doehring and Bonnie Dasse and Peter Campbell, a two-time Olympic water polo player, the Olympic Festival represents a chance to get together with friends--and rivals--while competing largely free of high stakes and pressure.