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Gardena Girls Win Tennis Title

Gardena High won its second consecutive City Section 3-A girls tennis title Tuesday by defeating Franklin, 4-3, at the Racket Center in Studio City.

Gardena finished the year 18-0.

Senior Julie Oshiro beat her opponent 6-0, 6-1, to lead a singles sweep by Gardena. Oshiro is seeded No. 1 in the City individual playoffs, which combines 4-A and 3-A.

“We expected to sweep the singles,” Coach Daron Andrade said. “That’s what gave us the victory.”

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Sophomore Mindy Watanabe and juniors Tiffany Kuwahara and Chris Ann Yamamoto completed the singles sweep for the Mohicans in the best-of-three matches.

“We have worked so hard,” Andrade said. “We’ve had a great year.”


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