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Girls tennis: CdM duo (Damion-Holland) captures PCL doubles title

November 03, 2000

Richard Dunn

COSTA MESA - Corona del Mar High's Leslie Damion and Brittany

Holland remained undefeated as a doubles team this season with a 6-1, 6-2

victory Thursday over Laguna Beach's Caroline Tucker and Meghan

MacGillivray in the finals of the Pacific Coast League girls tennis

championships at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center.

Damion, a junior who won the PCL doubles title last year with teammate

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Kristen Griffith, and Holland, a freshman, advanced to the finals with a

6-0, 6-2 semifinal win over Northwood's Gabby Lopez and Andrea Nguyen.

"We're aggressive," Holland said, "and we're not afraid to volley to

get the point going a little faster."

Damion, who plays the forehand side, said the team was confident from

the outset.

"We do the basics well and let everyone else make mistakes," said

Damion, who improved to 22-0 this season with Holland as a partner.

"Brittany's more aggressive with the ground strokes and I'm usually first

to the net."

In their first match together this year, Holland and Damion fell

behind against a Laguna Beach team, 3-5 love-40, in a second-round set.

But they rallied to win and were never challenged again the entire

campaign.

"That was our most challenging match of the season," Damion said.

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