Notebook / Gary Klein : Olivares Nets 2nd Tournament Win of Summer

Evangeline Olivares of Eagle Rock is enjoying a victory tour of sorts this summer on the amateur tennis circuit.

Olivares, 17, defeated Iliane Adane of Newport Beach, 6-1, 6-3, Saturday to win the girls’ 18-and under junior division of the Los Angeles Metro Championships at Griffith Park.

The tournament victory was Olivares’ second of the summer. Two weeks ago, she won the 18-and-under division at the National Public Parks Tennis championships at Long Beach.

“It hasn’t been that easy,” said Olivares, who went to high school in the Philippines and is preparing for her sophomore tennis season at San Diego State. “I just hope I can keep playing well before I go back to school.”


Olivares is participating this week in the Whittier Narrows tournament in Rosemead and will compete in a tournament in Glendora next week.

Closing in: Tom Kendall of La Canada finished sixth last weekend in the Sports Car Club of America’s TransAm series race in Brainerd, Minn.

Kendall, 22, has 84 points in the series and is tied for second place with Irv Hoerr. Kendall and Hoerr trail Dorsey Schroeder by 12 points.

The ninth race in the 14-race TransAm series is Aug. 5 at Lime Rock, Conn.


Tee it up: The second annual Montrose-City Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena.

Glendale-area golfers are invited to participate in the event that also features a luncheon and awards ceremony in the Madrid Room of the Brookside Clubhouse Restaurant.

Tournament play includes Handicap and Calloway flights with prizes awarded for low gross, low net, closest to the pin and longest drive.

Cost for golf, cart and lunch is $55. The price is $35 for team and hole sponsors.


Information: 818-249-7171.

Hoop it up: The second session of the Vaquero basketball camp, conducted by Glendale College Coach Brian Beauchemin, will be held July 31-Aug. 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Glendale College.

The camp is open to players ages 8-18 and includes film analysis, T-shirts, trophies, guest speakers and written evaluations.

Information: 818-240-1000.


More hoops: Glendale area residents are eligible to participate in the National Outdoor Basketball Championships that will be held Labor Day weekend at Venice Beach.

Men’s divisions include: Open-pro am, 6-foot-2 and under, and 35-and-over.

There is also a women’s open and youth division.

Information: 818-899-5345.


Softball tournament: The Big League Softball Division II tournament begins Saturday at Babe Herman Field in Glendale.

The winner of the eight-team tournament for girls 16-18 years old advances to the Western regional next week in Hawthorne. The winner of the Western regional will play in the World Series in Indianapolis on Aug. 14.

Saturday’s schedule: 1 p.m.--Pasadena vs. Apple Valley; 3 p.m.--Temple City vs. Yuripa; 5--San Diego vs. Hawthorne; 7:30--Glendale vs. San Pedro.

Information: 818-224-3824.


Net gains: Glendale College is sponsoring two volleyball camps for boys and girls grades nine through 12.

The camps will be run by Dianne Spangler, coach of the Vaquero women’s volleyball team.

The first session will be held Aug. 7-10 at the Glendale College gym and will cover all aspects of volleyball. The Aug. 12 second session will be devoted to setters.

Information: 818-240-1000.


Net returns: The Southern California Tennis Assn. is conducting clinics through Aug. 25 for boys and girls ages 8-18.

The clinics are being held at 98 different sites throughout the Southland, including the Eagle Rock Recreation Center.

Information: 213-208-3838.