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Tennis, golf begin league finals today

October 31, 2005|By By Chris Yemma

league playoffs storyEstancia individuals compete in Golden West tennis championships, while CdM, Sage and Newport take to links.The days have become shorter and the weather has become chillier, but the Estancia High girls' tennis team has remained constant.

After having already wrapped up a Golden West League team title in undefeated fashion, the Eagles' players have a chance beginning today to stand out on their own.

The league individual tennis championships begin at 12:30 at Ocean View High, with the semifinals and finals slated for Tuesday.

Estancia, which finished the regular season 15-2, 12-0 in league, will be led in singles today by second-seeded Ellie Edles, a freshman.

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Edles finished 32-1 this season with the lone loss coming at the hands of Ocean View's Melissa Cecil, the top seed in the tournament.

The Estancia doubles team of seniors Sarah Muradian and Krizia Tonin are seeded first, while the duo of seniors Cathy Pittman and Sage O'Toole are the second seeds. Freshman Jenny Johnston and senior Susan Cloud are seeded fourth.

Following Muradian in singles is senior Heather Morton (No. 3 seed) and junior Sara Stratton (No. 5 seed).

"In my opinion, it's pretty cut and dry who the top two in singles and doubles are," Estancia Coach Rachel de los Santos said.

The doubles team of seniors Evelyn Wallace and Jasmine Mathieson (No. 4 seed) is the lone Costa Mesa entrant.

In other league playoff action, the Pacific Coast League, Sea View League and Academy League girls' golf championships begin today.

Corona del Mar, led by junior Jonna Kim, plays in the Pacific Coast League finals at El Prado Golf Course in Corona.

The Sea Kings are 10-4, 7-3 in league heading into the two-day championships, which conclude Tuesday.

Newport Harbor (0-15, 0-10), led by sophomore Kendall Horn, plays in the Sea View League finals at San Juan Hills Golf Course in San Juan Capistrano, while Sage Hill (11-3, 6-2), led by sophomore Justine Chen, plays in the Academy League finals at San Clemente Golf Course.

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