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Falcons Advance; Tornados, Nitros Conclude Seasons

First published in the Nov. 5 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Crescenta Valley High School varsity girls’ tennis team edged visiting West Ranch High of Valencia, 10-8, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division II playoffs on Wednesday.
No. 1 singles player Nicolette Aghabegian tallied a pair of wins, 7-5, 6-2, while No. 2 Natalie Mirbegian and No. 3 Ariah Armen each added a 6-3 victory.
CV’s No. 1 doubles team of Amanda An and Kristen Kim (6-2, 6-2), the No. 2 tandem of Liudmila Abadzheva and Elena Manuelian (6-4, 6-1), and the No. 3 duo of Gabriella Rouveyrol and Lexi Sheynin (6-4, 6-3) each won a pair of sets.
The Falcons advanced to the second round and visited San Juan Hills on Friday; the match ended after the Glendale News-Press’ deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. If victorious, Crescenta Valley would advance to the quarterfinals and meet either Archer School of Los Angeles (20-3 overall) or Fountain Valley (11-5 overall) on Monday, Nov. 7.

  • The Hoover High School varsity girls’ tennis team includes Elin Sarkesian (front, from left), Eleftheria Kappa, Savannah Studebaker Sanchez, Anita Avetisyan, Gayane Gevorgyan, Ani Weimar, Agape Keshishian and Camille 
La Torre. Back: Elise Jahng, Kathryn Yen, Katherine Nalchajyan, Julia Jagaspanyan, Kirsten Cannon, Malvina Karapetyan and Jacklyn Tolmoyan.
  • The Glendale High School varsity girls’ tennis team includes Yeva Sirakanyan (front, from left), Tifany Tarbinian, Sarah Davtyan, Lilit Arakelyan, Garine Melkonian and Marie Kaloghlian. Back: Pauline Tekelian, Lizzie Davtyan, Lori Torosyan, Natalie Mirzakhanyan, Nairy Manoukian, Liana Aghakhani, Francine Ghazarian, Gohar Harutyunyan and team manager Sissian Allahverdi.


The Tornados were ousted from the CIF-SS Division III playoffs after losing their wildcard match at Esperanza High in Anaheim, 11-7, on Tuesday. Individual statistics were not reported to the Glendale News-Press.
Hoover finished the campaign fourth in the Pacific League standings with a 5-7 record (5-7 overall) and will look to return to the postseason next year.


The Nitros narrowly missed the CIF-SS playoffs following the conclusion of the Pacific League tournament last week.
Glendale finished fifth in the league standings with a 4-8 record (5-9 overall) and will attempt to make the postseason next year.

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