GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the area sports scene.



Fourteen-year-old Glendale tennis standout Alexios Halebian was one of three boys selected to the United States Tennis Assn. World Junior Tennis team as announced in a USTA press release on Friday.

Halebian and his teammates are already in the Czech Republic for the World Junior Tennis Competition Finals, which will take place Monday through Aug. 9.

Halebian is joined by Tyler Gardiner of Michigan and Christian Harrison of Texas. The team is coached by Kent Kinnear.

Halebian, who will begin training full-time at the USTA training facility in Boca Raton, Fla. in September, is currently ranked seventh in the USTA Boys’ 14s. He recently won the USTA National Boys’ 14s Clay Court Championships, where he beat Gardiner.



Glendale resident Gapo Tolmajyan improved to 2-0 on his young career with a pro boxing victory on Saturday in Fresno.

Tolmajyan, a southpawwho trains at Edmond Tarverdyan’s Glendale Fighting Club scored a four-round unanimous decision over Bakersfield’s Edgar Jauregui, who was making his professional debut in the junior featherweight bout.

Tolmajyan, according to, will waste no time getting back in the ring. He’s scheduled to fight again on Friday in Sacramento.

He’s also slated to fight on Sept. 19 in Woodland Hills as Art of Boxing Promotions presents A Night of Boxing: Warner Center War II. Also scheduled to fight will be Glendale’s Art “Lionheart” Hovhannesyan and Vito “Casper” Gasparyan.

Advertised special guests will include undefeated Glendale boxing phenom Vanes Martirosyan, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender Karo Parisyan and renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach, among others.

The card will take place at the Warner Center Marriott at 21850 Oxnard St.

Tickets are available at and by phone at 818-749-1571.

The card begins at 8 p.m. and musical acts are also scheduled.



A trio of mixed martial arts fighters who train at Roma Kalantaryan’s Main Event Gym in Glendale were scheduled to fight on July 26.

Only Sevak Magakian did, however.

The Glendale resident evened his record at 2-2 with a first-round submission victory via armbar.

Glendale resident Karen Karabedyan and Ando Dermenjyan had their fights canceled as their opponents were unable to fight due to injuries, according to Kalantaryan.

Dermenjyan is tentatively scheduled to fight on Aug. 17.

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight fighter Manny Gamburyan, who also trains at Main Event, is scheduled to fight Rob Emerson at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy in Minneapolis on Aug. 9.

Both were part of the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter Season Five” cast on Spike TV.



Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo program will host the 2008 Falcon Water Polo Girls Tourney today and Sunday at the CV High pool.

Best overall record will crown the two-day, round-robin tournament champion.

Crescenta Valley, the reigning Pacific League champion, will have two teams — Falcon Blue and Falcon White — with rival Glendale also set to compete along with Alemany, La Cañada and league foe Burbank.

Play begins at 9 a.m. on both days, with the final match on Saturday set to start at 2:50 p.m. and the final match on Sunday at 2 p.m.



After a season-best 19th-place finish a week earlier at an event in Syracuse, Crescenta Valley High graduate Courtney Erdman continued to ply her trade back east on the Futures Tour.

Over the weekend, she finished in a tie for 45th place with a three-day total of 219 at the USI Championship in Concord, N.H.

In both the first and second rounds, she shot 2-over-par 74.

In the third round, on the strength of a trio of birdies, she shot a 1-under 71.

It was her third round out of the last six in which she shot under par.

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