(Editor's Note: Thanks to reader Sue Ludiwg for sending in this story.)
The Newport Harbor Sailors gave the Dana Hills Dolphins a very warm welcome for the second round of CIF-SS Divison 1 Playoffs by greeting each player with a bouquet of flowers on Nov. 2.
After spirited team cheers by both teams the girls took to the courts. The prowess of the Dolphins singles, No. 1 Alyssa Smith, No. 2 Jessica Perez and No. 3 Cassidy Spearman was overwhelming for the Sailors. All three Dana players have powerful games and played flawless, sweeping all 8 of the sets they played. The cheers for both teams continued until the final point, but the Dolphins walked away satisfied with a 15-3 win.
Dana Hills Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Newport Harbor at Newport Harbor High School
DANA HILLS 15, NEWPORT HARBOR 3
SEASON 18-1; LEAGUE 8-0
CIF PLAYOFFS 2ND ROUND
Singles: Alyssa Smith(DH) def. Kate Knight(NH) 6-1, def. McKenna Johnson(NH) 6-0, Mona Mosavi(DH sub) lost to Baylee Bakkila(NH) 2-6; Jessica Perez(DH) 6-2, 6-0, 6-0; Cassidy Spearman(DH) 6-2, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: AJ Gomer-Gressa Sempre(DH) def. Anna Burke-Kendall Cosenza(NH) 6-1, def. Kelsey Christensen-Lexi DeSantis(NH) 6-0, AJ Gomer-Nicci Julian(DH sub) 6-2; Rebecca Gold-Karlee Budge(DH) 6-3, Jacklyn Melkonian-Jen Emerson(DH sub) 6-2, Rebecca Gold-Jacklyn Melkonian(DH sub) 5-7; Sabine Ludwig-Katie Olson(DH) 7-6(7-5), 6-1, 4-6.