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High School Roundup: Newport's Bathen, Cosenza second in league

Doubles team advances to CIF Southern Section preliminaries after loss in league finals.

October 18, 2012

GIRLS' TENNIS

Sunset League finals

LOS ALAMITOS — Newport Harbor High seniors Megan Bathen and Kaitlyn Cosenza finished second in doubles Thursday at Los Alamitos High to advance to the CIF Southern Section preliminaries on Nov. 19.

No. 2-seeded Bathen and Cosenza lost to top-seeded Sarah Edwards and Sophia Bott of Los Alamitos, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 10-3, in the title match.

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It was the third straight league doubles final appearance for Bathen, who with then-partner Mindy Wheeler was a winner as a junior. Bathen and Wheeler were runners-up in 2010.

Sailors' junior Kate Knight was defeated by eventual singles champion Aliya Alenikof of Los Alamitos, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals Thursday.

Knight will be an alternate for the CIF preliminaries.

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Corona del Mar 13, Woodbridge 5

CORONA DEL MAR — The Sea Kings cliched second place in the Pacific Coast League and an automatic CIF playoff berth Thursday.

CdM's Lauren Thaxter won at love in singles, including a victory over Stephanie Hazell, last year's league singles champion.

Shelby Anderson and Olivia Dajee both won two out of three sets in singles for the Sea Kings (13-4, 7-2 in league).

CdM plays host to Beckman Monday.

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Calvary Chapel 15, Estancia 3

COSTA MESA — The Eagles lost the Orange Coast League match, but still clinched a CIF playoff spot Thursday.

Estancia (8-10, 5-5 in league) tied for third in the OCL with Costa Mesa, but grabbed the league's third playoff spot because the Eagles had the advantage in head-to-head by margin of victory. Estancia beat Cost Mesa, 11-7, and lost to the Mustangs, 10-8

Kenia Lara and Aphisara Sirirungivikrai won twice in doubles for Estancia against Calvary Chapel.

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GIRLS' GOLF

Sunset League individual tournament

FOUNTAIN VALLEY — Newport Harbor High freshman Grace Ferrell finished tied for third Thursday to advance to the CIF Southern Section Southern Regional individual tournament.

Ferrell shot six-over-par 78 over 18 holes Thursday at Mile Square Golf Club to make her 27-hole, two-day score 115.

Ferrell shot par 37 on Wednesday at Lakewood Golf Course.

The top seven advanced to the Southern Regional, which is at Recreation Golf Course in Long Beach on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

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BOYS' WATER POLO

Newport Harbor 14, Fountain Valley 2

NEWPORT BEACH — Mitchell Mendoza, Ryan Warde and KJ Kelly scored three goals each for the Sailors in the Sunset League game Wednesday.

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