CITY SECTION TENNIS: GRANADA HILLS RETURNS TO CITY FINALS.
Byline: Heather Gripp Staff Writer
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By the time the Dao sisters, who are the top two singles players for the Granada Hills girls' tennis team, took the court Monday at the Balboa Balboa, town (1990 pop. 2,751), Colón prov., in the former Panama Canal Zone, on the Gulf of Panama. The port for Panama City, Balboa was the administrative headquarters of the Panama Canal Zone. It was also the site of a U.S. navy base (closed 1999). Sports Center, the Highlanders had already clinched a berth in Friday's City Section championship against Carson. The Daos completed the 7-0 semifinal sweep of fourth-seeded Westchester to put defending champion defending champion n (SPORT) → defensor/a m/f del título
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Granada Hills in its third consecutive final.
Because only five courts were available, two matches had to be played after the others. Highlanders coach Ron Wood Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood (born June 1, 1947 in Hillingdon, London) is an English rock guitarist and bassist best known as a member of The Rolling Stones, Faces, and The Jeff Beck Group. opted to have the Daos, who are both seeded in the top four for the City individual tournament, play last in case Westchester kept the match close. If wins were needed from the last two players, Wood wanted his most experienced players in the pressure situation.
Instead, Granada Hills cruised through each set without losing more than two games. The No. 1 Highlanders (16-0) have not lost a set all season. In Woods' seven years as coach, they have never gone an entire season without losing a set.
``I guess it wasn't so close after all,'' Wood said. ``But that's what you do when you don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
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Jasmin Dao defeated Jennifer Bermudez 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles match and freshman Christine Dao won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
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Caryn Linder and Shannon Slotnick teamed to give the Highlanders a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Kelly Chain and Christina Avery at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles team of Andrea Blieden and Tracy Takeshmata and No. 3 singles player Canna canna [Lat.,=cane], any plant of the genus Canna, tropical and subtropical perennials, grown in temperate regions in parks and gardens for the large foliage and spikelike, usually red or yellow blossoms. Furuta lost just one game each for Granada Hills.
``This is definitely the most dominant team we've had since I've been here,'' Wood said.
Photo: Jasmin Dao is one of the key players for Granada Hills, which will face Carson in the City Section championship Friday.
John Lazar/Staff Photographer