And while Village Christian will depend on its returners, it will be a
new coach, in lifelong tennis player Brian Stone, who will have much to
do with the Crusaders' fate this season.
Last season: 9-7, 5-5 in league. Third in league. Lost in wild-card
round of CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.
Lynn Santamaria (11th year).
Players to watch: Alisa Nadjaryan, junior, Amy Weber, sophomore, Amy
Yi, senior, Jane Moon, sophomore, Andrea Lee, senior.
"[It's] nice, to have several players back, we're a little bit better,
a little bit tougher."
Last season: 15-1, 10-0 in league. First in league. Lost in first
round of CIF Southern Section Division I first playoffs.
Coach: Tom Gossard (seventh year).
Players to watch: Kendra Kessen, junior, Bora Song, senior, Ashley
Goodwin, senior, Lauren Hawthorne, sophomore, Cathy Lee, senior, Lori
"We're really strong this year, we've won 24 regular season matches in
a row, we know what we've got, but we're going to focus on moving our
feet, bending our knees and hitting good shots."
Last season: 7-10, 4-6 in league. Fourth in league. Did not make
Coach: Bob Davidson (sixth year).
Players to watch: Jennifer Kang, sophomore, Georgia Beesemeyer,
sophomore, Helen Hahn, junior, Armineh Mikaelian, senior, Ani Mikaelian,
"I'd say we're looking at trying to get to the playoffs -- we're
definitely better than we were last season, the problem is, the three
teams ahead of us are real good. But our goal is to compete for third
Rio Hondo League
Last season: 9-9, 7-3 in league. Third in league. Lost in first round
of CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs.
Joe Thompson (seventh year).
Players to watch: Kim Gilmour, junior, Ciri Bryan, sophomore, Nicole
Arboleda, junior, Whitney Bernstein, junior, Bianca Botta, freshman.
"These are always the most wonderful girls to work with. They're
smart, they're dedicated, I've never had any trouble with any of them --