Gondrez Gives Simi Valley Shot in Arm

Mindy Gondrez, weakened by illness and having lost her two previous singles matches Thursday, pulled out a 6-0 victory over Alexis Bell of Agoura High to give Simi Valley a 10-8 victory in a Marmonte League girls’ tennis match at Agoura.

Gondrez, Simi Valley’s top singles player, has missed three of the last four matches matches because of extreme fatigue and strep throat.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mindy so depressed,” Coach Rob Wickwire of Simi Valley said. “She’s never been in a situation where she can’t hustle after every ball. Against Alexis she couldn’t rally, she just started hitting winners.”

Simi Valley (13-2, 7-1 in league play) lost seven of nine singles matches but won eight of nine in doubles.


Rebecca Hunau and Stella Chu (45-0) of Simi Valley have not lost a game in their last six sets.

In other matches:

Hart 16, Valencia 2--Jenny Munroe (25-0) won three matches at No. 1 singles and the Indians (11-2, 8-0) won a Foothill League match at Valencia.

St. Bonaventure 14, Bishop Diego 4--Breanne Henkelman did not surrender a game in winning three sets for the Seraphs (8-5, 5-2) in a Tri-Valley League victory at Camino Real Park in Ventura.


Van Nuys 7, Sylmar 0--Diana Friedland, Tinna Chung and Teda Arunrut won their matches without losing a game for the Wolves in a Valley Pac-8 Conference victory at Van Nuys.

Jan Han and Wandee Chivatakarn were perfect at No. 2 doubles for Van Nuys (8-1, 6-0).

Granada Hills 7, Kennedy 0--Kelley Takeshita won, 8-0, at No. 2 singles for the Highlanders (9-0, 5-0) in a Northwest Valley Conference victory at Kennedy.

Grant 6, North Hollywood 1--Erin Klibanow, Nikki Yang and Rebbeca Benitez won singles matches for the Lancers in a Valley Pac-8 Conference victory at Grant.

Monroe 5, Reseda 2--Jessica Barrett won the last four games to defeat Chureeporn Arunrut 8-7 (7-4), and help the Vikings win a Valley Pac-8 Conference match at Monroe (5-4, 5-1).


Weber State 2, CS Northridge 0--The Matadors (5-12, 2-3) managed only four shots and did not take their first until 10 minutes into the second half of the Big Sky Conference loss at Weber State.

Melanie Miller and Tara Ferrin scored for the Wildcats (14-2, 5-0).



Calabasas def. Santa Paula, 15-9, 15-3, 15-2--Brooke Niles had 11 kills and 13 digs for the Coyotes (14-0, 5-0) in a Frontier League match at Calabasas.

Chatsworth def. El Camino Real, 15-7, 16-14 15-8--Elizabeth Wiessner had 13 kills and five blocks, and Ashley Cohen had 37 assists for the Chancellors (5-4, 4-1) in a Northwest Valley Conference victory over the Conquistadores (4-4, 3-2) at Chatsworth.

Taft def. Cleveland, 15-4, 15-5, 15-8--Trisha Bratford had 10 kills and Melissa Watanabe had 17 assists for the Toreadors (5-2, 3-2) in a Northwest Conference victory at Cleveland.

Viewpoint def. Oakwood, 11-15, 15-2, 14-16, 15-3, 15-4--Kate Basmagian had 16 kills to help the Patriots (8-4, 6-2) to a Liberty League victory at Viewpoint.

Littlerock def. Highland, 15-10, 13-15, 15-13, 9-15, 15-7--Teri Castrellon had 17 kills and 33 digs, and the Lobos (6-4, 5-1) upset the Bulldogs (9-3, 5-1) in a Golden League match at Littlerock.


Harvard-Westlake 134, Chaminade 171, Calabasas 171--Ina Kim of Harvard-Westlake (16-2) won medalist honors and Chaminade (7-11) finished second on the basis of a lower fourth scorer at Porter Valley Country Club.


La Reina 148, Nordhoff 154, Carpinteria 175, San Ynez 175--Tralee O’Hanlon shot a 48 for the Regents (23-1, 15-1), who clinched a tie for the Tri-Valley League title at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai.

Beth Allen was the medalist at 44 for Nordhoff (17-6, 10-6).

Westlake 143, Rio Mesa 143--Shauna Barmasse of Westlake and Heather Kanny of Rio Mesa shared medalist honors at 43 at Westlake Golf Course.