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Anthony Baltazar, a senior at Rio Mesa High, won the Pacific View League tournament singles championship last week. Baltazar and the Spartans are in thick of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Photos by MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Spartans reign

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. …

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

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 …

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