NEWPORT BEACH — The opponents were speaking another language on the court.
But in tennis, a good shot is a good shot, and Yan Lo and Shiu Ma of Hong Kong had plenty of those Wednesday at The Tennis Club Newport Beach.
Yan and Shiu, part of a summer traveling delegation from China to California, got a good match from Corona del Mar High duo Alison Ishii and Ariana Naaseh. But the Chinese team had too much in the end, taking a 6-4, 6-1 victory in a girls' 16s doubles quarterfinal at the 21st annual The Tennis Club Junior Tournament.
Ishii will be a sophomore at CdM in the fall and Naaseh a junior. They were playing their first doubles tournament together, but they have plenty of game themselves. According to the Corona del Mar tennis website, Ishii went 42-10 in doubles last year for the Sea Kings. Naaseh, who played mostly junior varsity, went 21-5 in singles.