Spartans reign

Anthony Baltazar is ready to hit a ball.

There’s something special going on with the Rio Mesa High boys’ tennis team. The Spartans dominated foes, going 19-1 overall and 8-0 in the Pacific View League. They sent two singles players—senior Anthony Baltazar and sophomore Zack Derse—to the title match of the league championships. The team also occupied both spots in the doubles finals. […]

Rio Mesa girls’ tennis team starts slow but recovers to win league title

Dominique Derse is playing tennis.

Rio Mesa High’s girls’ tennis team found out beloved head coach Steve Worthington was stepping down a few weeks before the season started. The Spartans were lost without Worthington, who led the team for 44 seasons but will continue coaching the boys’ tennis team in the spring. Rio Mesa, which doesn’t feature a senior on […]

First Ever Coastal Canyon League Champions

Girl's tennis team is posing for photo.

Camarillo Girls’ Tennis ended their regular season in a three-way tie for first place with Simi Valley and Oak Park. They become the first-ever Coastal Canyon Champions for Camarillo High School. Camarillo is competing in the Coastal Canyon League which consists of Simi Valley, Oak Park, Royal, and Moopark. This configuration is set for the […]

Spartans Shine in Fall PVL Play

Spartans Spike Competition.

Rio Mesa’s athletic teams are flexing their muscles during the fall season in the newly-configured Pacific View League. Currently, no Spartan team is ranked lower than second place in the PVL, and several have already sewn up League Championships! The Girls’ Tennis wrapped up a League title last week with a spotless 8-0 record. Coach […]

Camarillo’s Karen has strong second half of 2012

Corey is smiling, headshot.

Having won two USTA singles titles along with three doubles championships during the last half of 2012, it would be fair to say Corey Karen is one of Ventura County’s most improved juniors. The Camarillo High senior probably solidified that distinction by winning the Boys 18 singles at the Costa Mesa Intercollegiate Classic the last […]

Bryan brothers fuel $100,000 charity fest

BryanBros foundation logo.

The recent Bryan Brothers Cool Planet Tennis Fest at the Spanish Hills Country Club raised almost $100,000 for the foundation. Rock singer Gavin Rossdale, former ATP touring pros Rick Leach, Jeff Tarango and the USC men’s team joined the brothers for the annual event. A celebrity exhibition featured Rossdale, the Bryan twins and former “American […]

Rio Mesa girls’ tennis stays cool on court

The girl's ready to hit the ball.

Nothing rattles the Rio Mesa High girls’ tennis team. The Spartans are a cool, calm and collected bunch. Not even a showdown against rival Camarillo with first place on the line in the Pacific View League gets the Spartans riled up. “The Camarillo girls are nice,” senior Serena Chow said. “We don’t get caught up […]

Camarillo makes a racket on hard court

Girl is ready to hit a ball.

Erika Yoon donned a CIFSouthern Section girls’ tennis championship visor during her singles match against Calabasas High on Wednesday. Camarillo’s No. 1 singles standout, Yoon wears the visor to stay focused on her goal: return to the playoffs in singles and doubles. Before the postseason arrives in late October, Yoon, a senior, and the Scorpions […]