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Grossmont College women's tennis claims record 11th state championship

Defeat Chabot, 5-3; First team title since 2002-04


LONG BEACH (5-11-08) -- The Grossmont College women's tennis team won their first team state title since 2004 -- and its state-record 11th in school history -- after the Griffins defeated Chabot College, 5-3, in the California Community College Athletic Association team championship at El Dorado Tennis Center.

Ranked No. 3 in Southern California, the Griffins defeated top-ranked Orange Coast College in the Southern California finals to advance to the state championships and face Northern California 's top-rated Gladiators (19-2).

In the match, Grossmont (18-1) pulled off several upsets to come away with the victory.
In singles play alone, No. 9-ranked VANESA REIBSTEIN defeated Chabot's No. 3-ranked Megan Kummer, 6-0, 6-4, while unranked BRIANNA McCLINTOCK posted a three-set win over 15th-ranked Ana Wilson in the No. 4 position.

After splitting the six singles matches, the biggest upset of them all was a 6-2, 6-4 triumph by No. 11-ranked Reibstein and McClintock over top-ranked Kummer and Amber Marsden, who won the Northern California doubles championship. The Griffin duo won the Ojai Tournament doubles championship the previous week.

The match was clinched when the doubles team of DANIELLE BRYAN and JOANNA MOYA defeated No. 6-ranked Colean Tang and Wilson, 7-5, 6-3.

The title was the Griffins first since capturing three straight crowns from 2002-04.

1. Vanesa Reibstein (GC) d. Megan Kummer (CHA), 6-0, 6-4
2. Colean Tang (CHA) d. Danielle Bryan (GC), 6-4, 6-2
3. Amber Marsden (CHA) d. Joanna Moya (GC), 6-4, 6-0
4. Brianna McClintock (GC) d. Ana Wilson (CHA) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
5. JUSTINE GORDON (GC) d. Yuki Matsuoka (CHA), 6-2, 7-5
6. Pearl Leung (CHA) d. NICOLE TOSCHES (GC), 6-1, 6-4

1. Reibstein/McClintock1 (GC) d. Kummer/Marsden (CHA), 6-2, 6-4
2. Moya/Bryan (GC) d. Tang/Wilson (CHA), 7-5, 6-3 (clinched match)
3. NICHOLS/Gordon (GC) v. Medalle/Reykalin (CHA) DNF

2008 Playoff News

(4/30/08) Number two seed Grossmont beat #3 Cuesta College yesterday 5-4 in the Southern California dual team semi-finals. The Griffins next play on Tuesday versus #1 seed Orange Coast in the Southern California Dual Team Final.

Grossmont wins state doubles title

Grossmont's number-one doubles team of Yui Shimizu and Alyse Tyson beat Jessica Rice and Emily Paulson of Orange Coast for the State Championship.

Yui Shimizu lost in the singles final to Susan Souksvath of Santa Rosa, 6-2,6-2.

2006 Mid-season report

(3/20) Coach Megan Haber's Griffins have had a near-perfect season thus far in 2006. With six regular season matches remaining, Grossmont has yet to lose to a community college opponent while compiling a record of 10-1; 7-0.
Their lone loss this year was to a NCAA Division I foe, the Friars of Providence College. The Griffins lost that match back on March 8th by the narrowest of margins, 4-5. In the contest, Grossmont's number one and two doubles teams posted strong wins over the Friars. The number-one pair of Yui Shimizu and Alyse Tyson, and number-two duo Anne-Maria Leistikow and Brianna McClintock each registered 8-6 triumphs.
The balanced Griffins hope to capture their fourth state championship in five years, after claiming three straight titles in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Each member of Grossmont's squad has won a singles or doubles match this season. Number one singles player Shimizu is undefeated in conference play this season, as is number-two Tyson, and number-three Leistikow. Angela Viets, Bree Rangel and Renee Malcuit also have not lost a league match.
After the Griffins close out the regular season by hosting Orange Coast on April 13th, things will start to heat up with an array of post-season tournaments. The Pacific Coast Conference tournament runs from April 20-22, then the Ojai Valley Tournament a week later from April 27-30. The Southern California regionals begin on May 4th at the Barnes Tennis center and run until the May 6th. In the SoCal region, Grossmont is seen as a front-runner along with strong squads from Orange Coast College, and Saddleback. The Griffins defeated Saddleback in the season's first contest, winning narrowly 5-4 on February 9th. In that match Shimizu and Tyson each won in two sets.

Grossmont's Shimizu is Athlete of the WeekShimizu

Yui Shimizu, a freshman from Hokkaido, Japan, by way of Saddlebrook Prep in Tampa, Fla., remained unbeaten on the season by sweeping Palomar's Jenny Sharpe 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles in the undefeated Griffins' 6-3 win over the Comets. She teamed with Alyse Tyson to win 8-2 in No. 1 doubles.

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