December 5, 1996 |
The top 16 singles players and doubles teams will be competing today at the Racquet Club of Irvine in the Southern Section individual girls' tennis championships. Oxnard Rio Mesa's Zuzana Stunova will be back to defend her singles title. Her main competition should come from Woodbridge senior Natalie Exon, Mater Dei freshman Melissa Esmero and Corona del Mar junior Nina Vaughan. The favored team in the doubles tournament is Villa Park's Faye DeVera and Katey Becker.
November 15, 1997
Arizona State's Faye DeVera and Reka Cseresnyes advanced to the second round in doubles at the ITA Rolex Regionals at UC Irvine. DeVera, a 1997 Villa Park High graduate, and Cseresnyes defeated San Diego's Steffi Hesse and Millie Prior, 9-8, to advance to today's second round. The top-four seeded singles players all advanced, including top-seeded Amanda Basica of UCLA, who defeated Pepperdine's Nadine Rastetter, 6-1, 6-2.
October 26, 1997
UC Irvine's Darian Chappell and Natalie Exon advanced to today's semifinals at the Cal State Fullerton Tennis Championships. Chappell, seeded No. 1, defeated Cal State Northridge's Kelly Edwards, 6-2, 6-0. Chappell plays Northridge's Nely Horowic today. Third-seeded Natalie Exon defeated UC Santa Barbara's Shannon Wilkins, 6-2, 6-3. Chappell and Carla Nasca, seeded No. 1 in doubles, advanced to the semifinals by beating Milissa Dillard and Jackie Jocson of UC Santa Barbara, 6-4, 6-4.
October 17, 1997
Three UC Irvine tennis players won Thursday, advancing to today's third round of the Blue-Gold Invitational at UC Irvine. UC Irvine freshman Natalie Exon, the second-seed, defeated Cal State Northridge's Shaheen Bhanji, 6-2, 6-2. Exon's teammate, fourth-seeded Darian Chappel, also advanced, defeating Cal State Fullerton's Alejandra Arredondo, 6-1, 6-1. The Anteaters' Liz Yim defeated Cal State Fullerton's Eleanor Luzano, 7-5, 7-5.