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Star’s Boys Tennis Players of the Year: Trent Lopez

TRENT LOPEZOxnard The 5-foot-7, 172-pound junior was a bright spot in the singles lineup for the Yellowjackets this season. Lopez finished with a 28-2 record in the Pacific View League and was a first-team all-league selection. Lopez was the runner-up in the league’s individual tournament. He has a 3.7 GPA. Lopez’s enjoys listening to Blink-182, …

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Star’s Boys Tennis Players of the Year: Anthony Baltazar

ANTHONY BALTAZARRio Mesa The 5-foot-4, 102-pound freshman had an impressive debut on the high school tennis scene. Baltazar finished with a 38-6 record in singles. He was a first-team All-Pacific View League selection and named his team’s Most Valuable Player. Baltazar enjoys running, watching “House” and eating rice and pizza rolls. His favorite movies are …

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Star’s Boys Tennis Players of the Year: Corey Karen

COREY KARENCamarillo The 5-foot-11, 145-pound Karen was nearly unbeatable in the top singles spot for the Scorpions. Karen finished the season 44-3, including 20-0 in the Pacific View League, as Camarillo won the league title. Karen captured the league singles title and and reached the third round of the CIF-Southern Section Individuals. He was named …

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Rio Mesa’s Birns has an appetite for tennis—and good grub

Sam Birns is a math mastermind and tennis whiz kid.Naturally, the Rio Mesa High junior always looks like he’s figuring things out and trying something new on the hardcourt. Birns doesn’t toy with his opponents. It’s more like he’s analyzing his own game while competing. He’s embroiled in a game of internal tennis to stretch …

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End to a perfect run

The perfect run finally ended for the Rio Mesa High girls tennis team, although it was well short of the desired destination.The Spartans lost to Arroyo Grande 11-7 on Monday afternoon in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs at Rio Mesa High. Rio Mesa finishes the season 20-1, while 23-1 Arroyo …

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