CORONA DEL MAR — The Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team is down three courts this fall, as construction has left the Sea Kings with just five on-campus courts.
On Thursday afternoon, the Sea Kings were also down a player. It happened to be their best, Lynda Xepoleas, who also happens to be one of the best players in the state and the country.
Xepoleas, the Purdue commit, usually plays No. 1 singles for the Sea Kings. But singles still were no problem against Back Bay rival Newport Harbor.
CdM swept in singles for the second straight match and went on to win, 13-5, in the Battle of the Bay.
"We've got really good players, and we're all really confident," said senior Kalika Slevcove, who swept at No. 2 singles. "We knew we had a really good chance of winning, of sweeping today."