Glenelg's Baker, Facchina top-seeded

River Hill's Boras, Langan top boys seeds for county tennis


High schools

May 08, 2001|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Sophomore Marianne Baker and freshman Julia Facchina, Glenelg's top two singles players who have sparked the Gladiators' girls team to an undefeated season and county title, were seeded first and second, respectively, for this week's county tournament.

County coaches met last night to seed the first four entries in each category. The tournament, which will be held at the Wilde Lake Tennis Club, begins at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and continues through Saturday morning's championship matches.

Gwen Doung of Long Reach and Centennial's Christina Hong are seeded third and fourth, respectively, in the girls singles.

River Hill's Britt Boras and Matt Langan, both undefeated for the Hawks' county champion boys team, were seeded first and second, respectively. Dan Merti of Hammond and Long Reach's Albert Koh follow.

Hammond's Ashley Pietryka and Erin Watkins head the girls doubles, followed by Centennial's Jennie Choe and Tiffany Clay; River Hill's Devon Humphries and Amanda Dolinka; and Glenelg's Becca Gaylor and Monica Marrie.

Centennial's Jim Taylor and Dan Hwang are the top boys doubles team. Hammond's Te Basoor and Greg Kennedy are second, followed by Robert Serin and Areo Siahpoush of Oakland Mills and Mount Hebron's Jon and Kevin Norman.

Wilde Lake's top singles players - Lauren Bondroff and David Lax - are seeded first in the mixed doubles. Hammond's Sarah Walker and Mike Sandler are second, followed by Wilde Lake's Jackie Taubman and Jay Kim and Centennial's Whitney Edmonds and Arsham Mirshah.


Centennial's season is on an upswing.

After losing three of four games, the Eagles have posted quality wins against Wilde Lake and Howard, two teams that beat Centennial earlier in the season.

The Eagles turned back Wilde Lake, 5-3, last Friday behind the pitching of sophomore Marianne Klingaman, who struck out three and walked two. Wilde Lake had the tying runs in scoring position in the sixth inning, but Klingaman got the final two outs on strikeouts.

Senior Amanda Hall shut out second-place Howard, 3-0, yesterday. The Lions topped Centennial, 4-0, last month.

"We've known we've had potential all along and it hasn't quite come to us until the last two games," Centennial coach Dale Huting said. "Hopefully, it will carry over to the playoffs."

Field hockey

Howard High will become the seventh county school to get a Bermuda grass field for its field hockey team. The field, which will be ready for the fall season, will be built down the hill from - and parallel to - the tennis courts.

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