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Adoption Guild opens today

May 29, 2004

The 43rd annual Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Classic starts

today at Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club, Palisades Tennis Club, Racquet

Club of Irvine and SeaCliff Tennis Club. The June 5-6 finals will be

held at the Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club.

An estimated 500 players are expected to participate in the

tournament, some traveling from as far as Atlanta. There are men's

and women's as well as mixed brackets with divisions ranging from

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open to novice.

All of the net proceeds are donated to Holy Family Services, a

nondenominational, non-profit organization that provides pregnancy

counseling, foster care and adoption services for families in Orange

County and surrounding areas.

Lions head into finals

* TRACK AND FIELD: Vanguard University junior Christol McDonald

qualified for the finals in the 800-meter run of the NAIA national

championships at the University of Louisville. She ran 2:14.49

Friday, over two seconds faster than her time in the preliminaries

Thursday.

Also competing in the finals today is VU marathoner senior Mikael

Larsson.

Sarah Hall and Matt Meyer finished fifth and 11th, respectively,

in their heats of the 1,500, but failed to advance to the finals.

Huskies hold off UCI

* BASEBALL: UC Irvine and junior ace pitcher Brett Smith lost at

the University of Washington, 5-3, in a nonconference baseball game

Friday.

Tim Stewart doubled in two runs with two outs in the ninth, but

the rally ended there for the Anteaters, who fell to 34-19-1.

Jordan Szabo and David Kennedy had two hits apiece for UCI.

Washington improved to 35-18-1.

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Nonconference

Washington 5, UCI 3

Score by Innings

UCI 000 001 002 -- 3 8 1

Wash 100 020 20x -- 5 10 1

Smith, Huff (7), Schroer (7) and Wagner;

Parker, Baysinger (7), Fenton (9) and

Hathaway. W -- Parker, 3-3. L -- Smith,

8-4. Sv -- Fenton (8). 2B -- Anderson

(UCI), Stewart (UCI), Clem (W), Hathaway

(W), Tucker (W). HR -- Lillibridge (W).

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