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Tennis: Local top seeds advance

July 25, 2000

NEWPORT BEACH - After the first day of the 2000 Junior Tennis

Classic at Balboa Bay Racquet Cub, half the singles tournament field was

pared down, with most of top local players left standing.

In a first-round matchup between Corona del Mar High students, Ryan

Stockwell defeated Justin Ning, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, in boys 16-and-under.

Peter Kulmaticki, the No. 3 seed in the boys 16 bracket, easily

defeated Sean Scott, 6-2, 6-1, in the round of 32.

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In boys 14, No. 2 seed Kaes Van't Hof of Newport Beach easily swept

Cyrus Heravi, 6-0, 6-0. Jake Fleming of Corona del Mar (No. 6) also

advanced in that division. Fifth-seeded Robert Khoury needed three sets

to advance in boys 12.

CdM junior Leslie Damion, the top seed in the girls 16 tournament, had

no trouble handling Christine Lalonde, 6-0, 6-0, in her round of 32

match. Newport Harbor students Megan Hawkins and Kelly Nelson also

advanced in girls 16.

Other seeded girls players to advance include fifth-seed Juliette

Mutzke from Newport Coast in girls 14. Three local girls 12 players,

fourth-seed Katie McKitterick of Corona del Mar, No. 5 Jillian Braverman

and No. 6 Sarah Geocaris of Newport Beach advanced easily.

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