COSTA MESA — As senior captains, Jacky Dang and Lisa Vu said they sometimes get nervous on the court for the Costa Mesa High girls' tennis team.
The Mustangs are fairly young, and Dang and Vu feel a certain sense of responsibility.
"I put more heart into it when I play now," Dang said. "Last year, I didn't really get nervous … but it's our team this year. We're captains, and I just feel like it's expected of us to try, to put forth effort. And I love tennis."
Dang and Vu swept Tuesday, winning 18 of 19 games. They helped make sure all of their teammates could love the result against crosstown rival Estancia as well.
Costa Mesa beat Estancia, 13-5, in the critical Orange Coast League match at Costa Mesa High.
Halfway through league play, the Mustangs sit at 3-2. They're in third place in the six-team league, behind only Laguna Beach and Calvary Chapel. Only the top three teams are guaranteed berths into the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.