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Locals will be challenged at 'The Ojai'

Tennis

Simon and Adamson, as well as doubles teams, highlight competitors at prestigious tournament that begins Thursday.

April 25, 2012|By Matt Szabo

Several locals are also competing in other divisions of the tournament. CdM freshman Chaz Downing is the No. 3 seed in boys' 14 singles, a draw that also includes Newport Beach resident Bjorn Hoffmann.

Fellow CdM freshman Henry Gordon is a No. 9 seed in boys' 16 singles. That draw also includes Newport Coast resident Max Pham, who is another No. 9 seed, along with CdM freshman Tyler Gaede and Newport Harbor freshman Reese Stalder.

Stalder, who has a 35-7 overall singles record for the Sailors, has helped lead them back into the CIF playoffs after they didn't qualify last year.

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Newport Beach resident Mazy Watrous is the No. 6 seed in girls' 18 singles, and Newport Coast resident Jenna Moustafa is the No. 6 seed in girls' 14 singles. The girls' 16 singles draw features CdM's Olivia Laws.

Locals will also be competing in the community college draws. Orange Coast's Rex Miller, Andrew Pham and Pat Wright are competing in men's singles. The doubles teams of No. 10-seeded Miller and Wright, as well as Matt Lee and Chad Meyer, represent the Pirates in the doubles draw.

Madelyn Koehly, Krystal Hernandez and Nory Call are in the women's singles draw for OCC. The doubles teams of Koehly and Haley Moss, as well as Call and Hernandez, also will be in action.

The tournament is also the host for thePac-12men's tennis championships. There are also men's and women's open singles and doubles divisions, which carry a combined $20,000 purse. Former BYU standout Thomas Shubert, a Newport Beach resident, is in the men's singles and doubles divisions.

matthew.szabo@latimes.com

Twitter: @mjszabo

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