High School Roundup: Fountain Valley girls’ tennis wins first league title since 1991
The Fountain Valley High School girls’ tennis team beat Laguna Beach 14-4 at home on Thursday, clinching the outright Wave League title.
It’s the first league title for the Barons since 1991, coach Harshul Patel said.
Patel, in his 12th year coaching at Fountain Valley, said his first league championship was sweet. The Barons nearly won the Sunset League in 2016, but finished second after losing their last two matches to Newport Harbor and Los Alamitos.
“It’s been a long journey for me and our team,” Patel said in a text message.
The Barons (13-4, 5-1 in league) swept in doubles against second-place Laguna Beach (9-5, 4-2) in both teams’ regular-season finale. The teams of Kaylee Tran and Emily Tran, Christy Chau and Paige Ngo, as well as Iris Chau and Skylar Ngo, swept all of their matches.
Tiffany Hoang and Jasmine Nguyen won twice in singles, while Sophie Vu won one singles match.
Edison 9, Corona del Mar 3: Chargers senior Cade Liefer went two for three with two runs scored and one run batted in Thursday in the nonleague game at CdM.
Sophomore Zack Marker got the win after pitching three scoreless innings in relief for Edison (9-7). Corona del Mar fell to 11-4.
Edison opens Surf League play at Huntington Beach on Tuesday, while CdM begins its Wave League campaign at Laguna Beach.
Huntington Beach 13, Laguna Beach 1: The Oilers’ Ralph Velazquez was three for three and finished a single short of hitting for the cycle in Thursday’s nonleague game at Huntington Beach High.
Velazquez hit a grand slam and a three-run double for Huntington Beach (11-5).
Laguna Beach is now 6-7.
Fountain Valley 5, Newport Harbor 3: Keith Aguilar had a pair of hits and three runs batted in for the Barons in Thursday’s nonleague game at Fountain Valley High.
Blake Wentz earned the win for Fountain Valley (11-5), allowing two earned runs in four innings. Wentz also was two for four with a double.
Kaden Stowell was two for four with an RBI for Newport Harbor (8-6).
Costa Mesa 60, Orange 53: Gio Quero had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Mustangs in Thursday’s Orange Coast League road win.
Blake Wolf had 12 points and eight rebounds for Costa Mesa (6-7, 3-1 in league).
Newport Harbor 58, Edison 43: Chase Dionio filled the stat sheet with 25 points, seven steals, four rebounds and three assists to lead the visiting Sailors on Thursday in a Wave League game.
Willa Rath also had eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for Newport Harbor (7-2, 2-0). Emma Fults added six points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.
Edison dropped to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in league.
Corona del Mar 53, Los Alamitos 43: Makena Tomlinson had a game-high 28 points for the Sea Kings on Thursday in a Surf League game on the road.
Trasara Alexander added 12 points, and Dorothy Schwenck also had seven points for CdM (10-4, 2-0).
Kayli Liew scored 25 points for Los Alamitos (5-4, 0-2).
Estancia 43, Santa Ana 41: Lizeth Fuentes paced the Eagles with 12 points on Thursday in an Orange Coast League game at Estancia High School.
Alejandra Meza also had 10 points, and Adriela Sandoval pulled down 16 rebounds.
Estancia (3-7, 2-2) will travel to take on Calvary Chapel in its next game on Tuesday.
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