Tennis: Locals set to compete at Junior Tennis Classic 2000.

July 24, 2000

Joseph Boo

NEWPORT BEACH - Forty-three girls and 38 boys from the Newport

Beach and Costa Mesa area are scheduled to play in the Junior Tennis

Classic 2000 at Balboa Bay Racquet Club. The Tournament begins today and

is set to go through Friday and features players from age 10-18.

Four Newport Beach singles players are top-seeded in their respective

age groups. Hunter Jack, a senior at Corona del Mar High, is the No. 1


player in the boys 18 singles tournament and has a bye in the opening

round. Hadley Ogle, son of tornament director Bob Ogle, is also in this

draw and could face Jack in the quarterfinals.

Michael Bean, another senior at CdM, is the No. 4 seed, and he also

has a first-round bye. If CdM senior Shaan Wadhwa gets past first-round

opponent Jeff Malawy of Huntington Beach, he gets Bean in the Round of


Neeta Lal of Newport Beach is the top seed in the girls 18 singles

division. Her opponent in the Round of 16 could be Jaime Feichter of

Newport Beach. Erin Herrel and Kristen Griffith both have byes in the

first round. Griffith's next opponent is already determined as Kelly

Faulstich of Encinitas also had a bye.

There were no byes in the girls 16 singles tournament.

Leslie Damion, a CdM junior, is top-seeded. She faces Christine

Lalonde of Orange. There are 11 other locals in this tournament. Erika

Buder, a Balboa Island resident and Newport Harbor graduate, Corona del

Mar's Brittany Holland, Newport Harbor junior and Costa Mesa resident

Kelly Nelson, Newport Beach's Amber Ray and Christin Early are all in the

top half of the bracket.

Costa Mesa residents Megan Hawkins, a Newport Harbor junior, and

Krista McIntosh, a sophomore with the Sailors, are in the the second half

of the girls 16 singles draw. Corona del Mar resident Sara Bryan and

Newport Beach's Emily Boyd and Carmen Khoury are also in this bracket.

Newport Beach's Ryan Caughren is the top seed in the boys 10 singles

and automatically advances to the Round of 16. Four Costa Mesa residents,

C.J. Chomeau, Henri Chomeau, Charlie Alvarado and Charlie Corum, are in

the draw, along with Newport Beach's Daron Arnold and Corona del Mar's

Parker Rhodes.

Five CdM students are featured in the boys 16 singles. Senior Peter

Kulmaticki is the No. 3 seed and has a first-round bye. Sometimes CdM

doubles partners Ryan Stockwell and Justin Ning face each other in the

Round of 32. CdM's Josh Stuart and Bryan Warsaw are also in the draw.

Newport Beach's Issei Saida and Patrick Ahearn are also in the Round of

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