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2012 Girls' tennis season capsules

August 25, 2012

CRESCENTA VALLEY

COACH: Sam Hyun, first year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: 16-3, 10-2 in league for season place. Lost to El Dorado, 12-6, in CIF Southern Section Division II second-round match.

HYUN'S QUOTE: "We are stacking doubles, obviously, because without a superstar in singles we have to stack doubles."

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Jackie Dilanchyan, junior, doubles; Alexa Gregorian, junior, singles; Kyung-Hei Seo, junior, doubles; Sarah Oh, senior, doubles; Viktoriya Shumakova, senior, doubles.

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FLINTRIDGE PREP

COACH: Patty Baron, first year.

LEAGUE: Prep

LAST SEASON: 14-5, 8-2 in league for second place. Lost to Newport Harbor, 12-6, in CIF Southern Section Division II second-round match.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Maya Dunn, doubles; Roya Ghessari, singles, junior; Ester Jun, singles/doubles; Eirene Kim, singles/doubles; Abby Letts, senior, doubles; Annie Lowery, doubles; Young-In Kim, senior, doubles.

BARTON'S QUOTE: "My goal is just to hopefully have the doubles teams carry the singles. Roya [Ghessari] will hopefully carry the singles players and hopefully I can fill in from there."

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY

COACH: Ron Zambrano, second year (12th overall).

LEAGUE: Mission

LAST SEASON: 3-9, 2-8 in league for fifth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Julia Byrne, junior, doubles; Victoria McGregor, senior, doubles; Alex Milat, senior, doubles; Lara Sarkisian, senior, doubles.

ZAMBRANO'S QUOTE: "I can count on the doubles. I know they will win some matches, but what we need is to have a couple good singles players and we'll be good."

GLENDALE

COACH: Bob Davidson, 17th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON:

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Danielle Fabian, sophomore, doubles; Veronika Galstyan, sophomore, singles; Emily Levin, senior, singles; Amanda Lieu, junior, doubles; Imani Story, sophomore, doubles; Mary Tailevanian, junior, doubles.

DAVIDSON'S QUOTE: "I think for us to be successful we're going to have to be balanced because we're not as strong in singles and not as strong in doubles. I think our girls are going to compete very hard and I think we will improve throughout the season."

HOOVER

COACH: Julie Hoppe, ninth year.

LEAGUE: Pacific

LAST SEASON: 5-11, 4-8 in league for fifth place.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kiso Adzhemyan, senior, singles/doubles; Petra Beglarian, junior, singles; Diana Karapetyan, senior, singles/doubles; Sarah Kim, sophomore, singles/doubles; Erlinda Kirakosyan, junior, singles/doubles.

HOPPE'S QUOTE: "Teams that are strong in singles, I will stack my doubles and I will do the opposite with teams that are strong in doubles. All of our matches are going to be close with the teams we can beat. My girls always have to play their best tennis for us to win the close ones."

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