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By Matt Szabo | April 3, 2009
Thomas Fenner can?t explain why he does so well at the sport that involves hitting a tiny, hollow ball back and forth over a net in rapid succession. It?s table tennis to some, but most people just call it ping-pong. Fenner can call it something at which he dominates. He proved it again Saturday at the inaugural Canyon Court Classic table tennis tournament, held at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. He won the boys? 13-19-year-old age group in the tournament, a feat which got him a considerable amount of ?
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October 14, 2005
Local squads down Racquet Club of Irvine opponents.The Laguna Beach Breakers 14-and-under Junior Tennis team defeated the visiting Racquet Club of Irvine, winning in total games, 52-25. Benito Romeo, playing at No. 1 boys' singles, lost a tough 6-5 match that went to a tiebreaker. Also in boys' singles, the Breakers' Fareed Ahmed and Teague Hamilton won by scores of 6-4 and 6-3, respectively. In girls' singles action, Laguna's top player, Natasha Boulad rolled to a 6-0 win. McKenna Nokes, playing at No. 2, won 6-4, and No. 3 Alison Azera won, 6-0, on a default.
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October 3, 2008
Laguna Beach High freshman Lauren Michaels earned a runner-up finish at the 13th annual Anaheim Hills Jr. Satellite Tournament. The event began Saturday and concluded Monday. Michaels, who plays at No. 1 doubles for the Breakers, reached the final of the girls? 16s singles division. She fell in the final Monday to Minami Lam of Whittier, 6-0, 4-6, 3-6, in a match that lasted nearly three hours at the Anaheim Hills Racquet Club. Michaels easily won three matches to reach the semifinal round.
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December 2, 2010
Van Alphen wins tennis event Six months ago, Sydney Van Alphen finished runner-up at the Laguna Niguel Girls' 14s Open Tennis Tournament. Sunday, she came away with the title. Van Alphen, 11, won the Laguna Niguel Junior Open Tennis Thanksgiving Tournament girls' 14s singles title Sunday at Laguna Niguel Racquet Club. But that wasn't all the Thurston Middle School sixth-grader came away with: she teamed with Emily Maxfield of Murrieta to capture the girls' 14s doubles crown, as well.
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November 1, 2002
The 10th annual Golf and Gourmet Classic, hosted by SchoolPower with proceeds benefiting programs in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, will take place Monday at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. The tournament annually raises $90,000 for various schools and their programs. For the past three years the athletic department at Laguna Beach High has joined forces with SchoolPower. Twenty-percent of the proceeds from this year's event will be used to fund the school's athletic programs, SchoolPower officials said.
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October 4, 2002
On Nov. 4, SchoolPower will hold its 10th annual Golf and Gourmet Classic at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. The theme of this year's fund-raising event is "Men in Kilts" (Women, too!). The golf tournament traditionally raises $90,000 a year, which benefits programs in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. For the past three years the athletic department at Laguna Beach High has joined forces with SchoolPower to make the event more profitable.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | July 8, 2010
Sydney Van Alphen stepped it up and nearly came away with the grand prize recently in Laguna Niguel. Van Alphen, who had recently turned 11 and was a student at Top of the World School in Laguna Beach, entered the Laguna Niguel Girls' 14s Open Tennis Tournament in mid-June and came away with a second-place finish at the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club. In the division final, Van Alphen lost to the tournament's No. 1-seed Megan McCray. To reach the final, Van Alphen, who was not ranked in the 14s division, defeated both the No. 2 and No. 4 seeds.
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September 17, 2004
The Laguna Beach High girls' volleyball team got its season off to a hot start by defeating Dana Hills and Sage Hill in a pair of home matches at Dugger Gymnasium. In their season opener, the Breakers swept Dana Hills, 25-13, 25-21, 26-24. Stephanie Parnell had 17 kills -- including eight in the second game -- eight digs and three service aces in the match. Dana Hutchinson had 15 kills and five digs, Joy Henderson had eight digs and three aces and Paige Obradovich recorded 26 setting assists.
NEWS
March 5, 2004
Tournament to be held in May Registration for the upcoming 47th annual City of Laguna Beach Tennis Tournament will begin on April 1. The event, which will be held May 15-16, will feature play in men's and women's singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles. Tournament entry forms will be available beginning April 1, with registration ending April 30. Registration forms at available at the City of Laguna Beach Recreation Department or by visiting by e-mailing allcourttennis@hotmail.
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By Matt Szabo | April 3, 2009
Thomas Fenner can?t explain why he does so well at the sport that involves hitting a tiny, hollow ball back and forth over a net in rapid succession. It?s table tennis to some, but most people just call it ping-pong. Fenner can call it something at which he dominates. He proved it again Saturday at the inaugural Canyon Court Classic table tennis tournament, held at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. He won the boys? 13-19-year-old age group in the tournament, a feat which got him a considerable amount of ?
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