Newport Harbor High incoming sophomore Samantha Stalder won't play for the girls' tennis team this season, her mother, Diane, said Friday.
Stalder played at No. 1 singles last year as a freshman for the Sailors. She made it to the quarterfinals of the Sunset League individuals tournament and is ranked No. 91 in Southern California girls' 16s by the United States Tennis Assn.
The issue, Diane Stalder said, stems from the fact that her daughter wouldn't be able to make all of the practices for the Sailors this year as she trains with her private coach.