May 31, 2001
Tony Altobelli What turned out to be a loss in the baseball world, became a tremendous gain in the tennis world. Corona del Mar High boys tennis standout Brian Morton grew up loving both sports, but when high school came around, he had to make the all-important decision. "Not everyone can be good in two different sports," Morton said. "I'm no Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson or anything. I played both sports my whole life growing up, but I stuck with tennis when I got to CdM."
May 30, 2001
Tony Altobelli CLAREMONT - Corona del Mar High boys tennis coach Tim Mang called the first Sea Kings-Brentwood showdown on March 13, "an unbelievable match." And that was just a nonleague tilt four matches into the season. Seventy-eight days later, the two powerhouses meet once again in today's CIF Southern Section Division V finals at the Claremont Club, beginning at 11:30. The adjectives, as well as the level of tennis, should be at an all-time high.
April 12, 2001
greatness Barry Faulkner Flailing away against the totality of his talent, opponents of Corona del Mar High tennis ace Garrett Snyder quickly lose sight of the fact that he is about as physically imposing as Ally McBeal. A "slight" exaggeration? Of course. But when finding a weakness in the Sea King sophomore's systematic skills proves futile, frustrated foes may be forced to examine his genetic code. "He has no weaknesses," veteran CdM Coach Tim Mang said.
April 4, 2001
CORONA DEL MAR - The Corona del Mar High boys tennis team dodged a pair of bullets to defeat Pacific Coast League visitor Laguna Beach, 11-7, Tuesday. First, a doubles player did not show up, forcing Coach Tim Mang to default three doubles sets. Then, singles standout Brian Morton experienced a flare up of bursitis in his elbow. Morton played through the pain to split his first two sets, then defaulted his third, as soon as the team victory was assured.
March 22, 2001
CORONA DEL MAR - Corona del Mar High's boys tennis team shelled visiting Northwood, 15-3, to improve to 6-0, 2-0 in the Pacific Coast League, but those were just the numbers. The real news comes with the decision of seniors Brian Morton and Garrett Snyder, who say they will compete in CIF, as well as Ojai, as a doubles unit and are immediately considered by many as the team to beat in both categories. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Corona del Mar 15, Northwood 3 Singles - Ball (CdM)
April 26, 2000
COSTA MESA - Corona del Mar high's boys tennis team closed out its Pacific Coast League season with a 17-1 victory over host Costa Mesa Tuesday. CdM's (17-6, 8-2 in league) singles players of Brian Morton, Cameron Ball and Hunter Jack won all nine sets, 6-0. Mesa (3-13, 2-8) got its only team point from the No. 2 doubles team of Cuong Nguyen and Marvin Lam, who beat Josh Stuart and Ryan Stockwell, 6-2. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Corona del Mar 17, Costa Mesa 1 Singles - Morton (CdM)
March 21, 2000
CORONA DEL MAR - Host Corona del Mar applied a 12-6 defeat on Edison Monday in nonleague boys tennis, keyed by Brian Morton's sweep in singles, and a sweep in doubles from Michael Bean and Peter Kulmaticki. CdM improves to 7-0 with the decision. NONLEAGUE Corona del Mar 12, Edison 6 Singles - Morton (CdM) def. Malaway, 6-2; def. Keyser, 6-4; def Santos, 6-2; Kennedy (CdM) lost, 1-6; won 6-1, 6-1; Wadhwa (CdM) lost 2-6, 4-6; won, 6-2. Doubles - Ball-Myers (CdM)
March 16, 2000
CORONA DEL MAR - Unbeaten Corona del Mar made it five straight Wednesday with an 11-7 nonleague boys tennis victory over visiting Sunny Hills, with some highlights (Brian Morton's victory over Joseph Kao) and some lowlights (singles standout Cameron Ball was hobbled with a Charley horse in his left calf), lending to concern with the Sea Kings' huge tournament just two days away. "Hopefully he'll be all right," said CdM Coach Tim Mang. "He's a tough kid, and I'm giving my three top players the day off (today, against visiting Laguna Beach)