GIRLS' TENNIS CAPSULES

CRESCENTA VALLEY

COACH: Tom Gossard, 15th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 17-2, 12-0 in league for first place. Lost to Dos Pueblos, 12-6, in CIF Southern Section Division II second round.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Ani Ebrahamian, senior, doubles; Sydney Farzadkish, sophomore, doubles; Corineh Ghfafian, senior, singles; Erin LeVoir, junior, singles; Andrea Megerdichian, senior, doubles; Audri Pardo, sophomore, doubles; Hana Park, junior, doubles; Ani Pogarian, junior, doubles; Viktoriya Shumakova, freshman, singles; Tenny Soleymani, senior, singles.

GOSSARD’S QUOTE: “There are five teams competing for four playoff spots. All can compete for league, and it could come down to a set here or there.”

FLINTRIDGE PREP

CO-COACHES: Ron Catano, first year, and Katie Hawkins, sixth year.

LEAGUE: Prep.

LAST SEASON: 9-8, 4-6 in league for third-place tie. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Lugene El-Harizi, junior, singles; Kira Lee, sophomore, singles; Abby Letts, freshman, singles; Ali Preiss, junior, singles/doubles; Jenise Vargas, freshman, singles.

HAWKINS’ QUOTE: “I have high expectations in singles. In doubles, it will take some rebuilding.”

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY

COACH: John Robb, first year.

LEAGUE: Mission.

LAST SEASON: 2-12 and 1-9 in league for sixth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Clarisse Aoanan, junior, doubles; Shea Harvey, senior, doubles; Emily Katz, sophomore, singles; Monique Lind, junior, doubles; Susie Mendoza, sophomore, singles; Melissa Pittson, senior, doubles; Shaylyn Stanley, senior, doubles; Chloe Tom, junior, singles/doubles; .Stephanie Wetzel, senior, doubles.

ROBB’S QUOTE: “We will keep showing and making progress.”

GLENDALE

COACH: Bob Davidson, 14th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 10-8 and 7-5 in league for third place. Lost to Chadwick, 11-7, in CIF Southern Section Division II second round.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Nicole Astorian, senior, doubles; Adrine Babakhanyan, junior, doubles; Tatevik Hovannisyan, junior, doubles; Hana Jang, singles, junior; Samantha Jaramillo, senior, doubles; Mariam Khachtryan, junior, doubles; Samanth Sismundo, senior, singles; Sevana Zargarian, senior, singles.

DAVIDSON’S QUOTE: “We have enough returners back so that we can definitely be a playoff team.”

HOOVER

COACH: Julie Hoppe, sixth year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 2-10 in league for sixth place. Did not qualify for playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Zar Chavdarian, junior, singles; Diana Karapetyan, freshman, singles; Vy Nguyen, senior, doubles; Julia Park, senior, doubles; Katherine Park, senior, doubles; Stacy Rutherford, senior, doubles.

HOPPE’S QUOTE: “We’re going to struggle, but we’ll have fun.”


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