NEWPORT BEACH — None of the members of the Newport Harbor High girls' tennis team could remember a crowd this big.
Fans, other student-athletes and parents packed the corridor between the singles and doubles courts Thursday. Others chose to watch from near the locker rooms on the south side of the courts.
Midway through the second round, the Sailors' varsity football team walked by after their practice at Davidson Field.
"Stay focused, girls," Newport Harbor Coach Kristen Case said, knowing that it wouldn't be an issue.
Not with this team.
The Sailors have been focused all year. Now, they are one match away from history.
Newport Harbor swept in doubles and beat Arcadia, 13-5, in the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinal match on Thursday. The top-seeded Sailors will play San Marino in the final at 11:30 a.m. Monday at The Claremont Club.
San Marino won on games at Santa Barbara in the other Division II semifinal.