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Boys' Tennis Capsules

February 22, 2012

CRESCENTA VALLEY

COACH: Sarah Wiggins, 12th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: 4-13, 2-10 in league for sixth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Allen Chang, junior, doubles; Tim Chong, senior, doubles; Justin Chung, senior, doubles; James Ho, junior, doubles; Patrick Meserkhani, junior, singles/doubles.

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WIGGINS' QUOTE: "We are not going to give away wins to anybody."

FLINTRIDGE PREP

COACH: Ron Catano, fourth year.

LEAGUE: Prep

LAST SEASON: 6-9, 4-2 in league for second place. Lost to Claremont, 12-6, in CIF Southern Section Division II first-round match.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: William Dixon, sophomore, singles; Reilly Dolleska, freshman, doubles; Koby Hayashi, junior, singles; Alex Khalsa, freshman, doubles; Albert Lee, junior, singles; Lawrence Yu, senior, doubles.

CATANO'S QUOTE: "We'll know after a few matches as to which direction we are going."

GLENDALE

COACH: Bob Davidson, 24th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 13-6, 8-4 in league for third place. Lost to Walnut, 14-4, in CIF Southern Section Division II second-round match.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Alex Choi, senior, doubles; Rene Glandian, senior, doubles; Edgar Hakobyan, senior, doubles; Andrew Lingat, senior, doubles; Arin Meserkhani, freshman, singles; Sam Sarian, junior, doubles; Alex Yoon, senior, doubles.

DAVIDSON'S QUOTE: "We will have to try to win with our depth."

HOOVER

COACH: Julie Hoppe, fifth year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 8-9, 5-7 in league for fifth place. Lost to Anaheim Canyon, 11-7, in CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card match.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Vardan Adzhinyan, sophomore, singles/doubles; Artur Arutyunyan, sophomore, doubles; Yeprem Chavdarian, senior, doubles; Alex Karibyan, senior, doubles; Emile Ohanian, sophomore, singles; Oleg Simonyan, junior, singles.

HOPPE'S QUOTE: "We have a lot of experience and that will be key."

ST. FRANCIS

COACH: Ron Zambrano, 21st year.

LEAGUE: Mission.

LAST SEASON: 6-7, 4-6 in league for fourth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Christian Estebe, sophomore, singles/doubles; Christopher Grosuevor, junior, singles; Alex Kavakian, sophomore, singles; John Kazanjian, senior, singles.

ZAMBRANO'S QUOTE: "We have some players who play competitively outside of high school."

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