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NHHS Sailor Tennis Coaching Staff

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2017 Varsity Captains: Nicole Knickerbocker, Kat Smith and Amra Barton

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2017 Varsity Squad on a roll at 14-2

varsity on a roll

Varsity 2017

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2015 End of Year BBQ/Round Robin Pictures

2015 End of Year BBQ/Round Robin Pictures
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VICTORY with HONOR-6 Pillars of Character

6 Pillars of Character Help you pursue Victory with Honor.

TRUSTWORTHINESS-Always pursue victory with honor. Observe and enforce the spirit and letter of the rules.  Never tolerate dishonesty, cheating or dishonorable conduct.

RESPECT-Treat all participants and traditions of the sport with respect. Never tolerate disrespectful conduct (trash-talking, unseemly celebrations, or verbal abuse of opponents or officials).  Win with grace and lose with dignity.

RESPONSIBILITY-Be a positive role model on and off the court.  Enhance the mental, social and moral development of student-athletes.  Teach life skills that enhance personal success and social responsibility.

FAIRNESS-Adhere to high standards of fair play.  Treat players fairly according to their abilities.

CARING-Always place the academic, emotional, physical, and moral well-being of student-athletes above desires and pressures to win.

CITIZENSHIP-Avoid gamesmanship and promote sportsmanship.  Establish codes of conduct . 

"The Code" USTA principles and guideline

The highest type of sportsmanship is expected from every player!  an understanding of and a commitment to the CIF Victory with Honor 6 Pillars of Character.   In addition, the USTA (United States Tennis Association) respects a code of conduct known as "The Code" whose principles and guideline shall apply in any match conducted without officials.

Honor your commitment to play.

Play must be continuous

Intentional distractions that interfere with your opponent's concentration or effort to play the ball are against the rules.

Spectators, including parents, friends, and outside  coaches are welcome to watch and enjoy the matches.  Their role, however is clearly restricted to that of passive observer with no involvement of any kind during the match.

Players are expected to put forth a full and honest effort regardless of the score or expected outcome.

Players are expected to maintain full control over their emotions and the resulting behavior throughout the match. 

NHHS Girls tennis adopt the andy Roddick Foundation

The NHHS It Must Be Love club benefits the Andy Roddick Foundation that raises money for under-privileged children in the United States. The Andy Roddick Foundation was started in 2001 by the professional tennis player Andy Roddick.  The goal of his foundation is to "improve the quality of life and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all children." The Presidents, juniors Blake Bakkila, Holly Hovnanian, Christina Young, and Robin Young started this club for the first time this year and have already held two fundraisers.  The club's goal is to send the Andy Roddick Foundation $1,000 by the end of the school year.  With the help of their advisor, Fletcher Olson, they plan on holding more tennis clinics for young children in the area and raising money and awareness for the Foundation.
Club members: Kelsey Christensen, Mindy Wheeler (treasurer), Natalie Cernius, Megan Bathen, Paige Peplow, Emma Peplow, Sofia Muscatello, Shannon Boler, Samantha Stalder, Ricki Archie, Kim Watanabe
Faculty Advisor, Fletcher Olson

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Nicole Knickerbocker is the 2017 Sunset League Singles Champion and finishes regular season play at 55-3! SO GOOD Nic!

Nicole Knickerbocker is the 2017 Sunset League Singles Champion and finishes 
regular season play at 55-3! SO GOOD Nic!

Girls varsity tennis goes 10-0 in league play and are the 2017 Sunset League Champions! GO Sailors!

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Varsity Seniors 2017: Davis and Knickerbocker, we love our seniors!

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Varsity Girls on a Roll in League play

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Varsity Squad is 5-2 and defeating Sunny Hills, Aliso Niguel, San Juan Hills, St. Ignatius, and Laguna Beach

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Varsity Squad Yoga Session

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Varsity and JV Squads defeat Sunny Hills in season opener

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2017 Varsity Girls Tennis Squad

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Fired up for a great season ahead with our motivated 2017 varsity squad

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NHHS Girls Tennis Alumni return to the courts over the Holiday Break: SO GOOD Sailors!

NHHS Girls Tennis Alumni return to the courts over the Holiday Break: SO GOOD 
Sailors!

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and inspiration with the program alumni superstars!

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and inspiration with the program alumni 
superstars!

Congratulations to freshman Amra Barton on earning our 2016 Coaches Award for Coachability. NHHS Tennis is very proud of you. Go Sailors!

Congratulations to freshman Amra Barton on earning our 2016 Coaches Award for 
Coachability. NHHS Tennis is very proud of you. Go Sailors!

Support NHHS Tennis through our "Ring" Fundraiser Opportunity: Purchase your "Ring" Today!

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NHHS Girls Tennis 2016

NHHS Girls Tennis 2016

Girls Varsity Team 2016

Girls Varsity Team 2016

Girls JV Team 2016

Girls JV Team 2016

Girls JV Training Team 2016

Girls JV Training Team 2016

Girls Varsity and JV Sunset League doubles/singles finalists and champion! GO Sailors!

Girls Varsity and JV Sunset League doubles/singles finalists and champion! GO 
Sailors!

Sunset League Individuals Varsity Competitors 2016

Sunset League Individuals Varsity Competitors 2016

Girls Varsity Squad finishes 7-3 in league play: 3rd place Sunset League finishers and CIF Division 1 Playoff bound: GO Sailors!

Girls Varsity Squad finishes 7-3 in league play: 3rd place Sunset League 
finishers and CIF Division 1 playoffs bound…GO Sailors!

Girls Varsity Squad defeats Fountain Valley 11-7!

Girls Varsity Squad defeats Fountain Valley 11-7!

Girls Varsity Tennis Beats HB 15-3

Girls Varsity Tennis Beats HB 15-3

Varsity Squad defeats Marina 11-7

Varsity Squad defeats Marina 11-7

2016 JV Training Squad

2016 JV Training Squad

Varsity and JV Bus Rides

Varsity and JV Bus Rides

Big Bear Team Trip 2016

Big Bear Team Trip 2016
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Summer Workouts 2016

Summer Workouts 2016
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2016 Girls Varsity Squad

2016 Girls Varsity Squad
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Sailors Supporting Newport Beach Breakers Summer 2016

Supporting Newport Beach Breakers Summer 2016

2016 Round-Robin Final Four and Serve Winners

2016 Round-Robin Final Four and Serve Winners

NHHS 2016 End of Year Round-Robin Finalists

NHHS 2016 End of Year Round-Robin Finalists

Family fun at the 2016 NHHS Tennis Round-Robin: Go Sailors!

Family fun at the 2016 NHHS Tennis Round-Robin: Go Sailors!

Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza are honored as 2 of NHHS's top 15 athletes for 2016...Congratulations Girls!

Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza are honored as 2 of NHHS's top 15 2016 
athletes… Congratulations Girls!

NHHS Girls Tennis Alumni return to the courts to inspire our Sailor players. Thank you girls for sharing your wisdom and strength with us. Your heart and passion for NH Tennis is so admirable. GO Sailors!

NHHS Girls Tennis Alumni return to the courts to inspire our Sailor players. 
Thank you girls for sharing your wisdom and strength with us. Your heart and 
passion for NH Tennis is so admirable. GO Sailors!

Celebrating Anna Burke at the 2016 NHHS Valedictorian Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner: Congrats Anna!

Celebrating Anna Burke at the 2016 NHHS Valedictorian Chamber of Commerce 
Awards Dinner: Congrats Anna!

Jenn Kingsley on National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Sonoma State is lucky to get you. Congrats Jenn!

Jenn Kingsley on National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Sonoma State is lucky 
to get you. Congrats Jenn!

Save the date: nhhs tennis parent party: Saturday, April 23rd at 6 PM

Please save the date for our NHHS Tennis parent party which will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 6 PM.  We look forward to seeing everyone there… GO Sailors!

Senior Tennis Star Anna Burke has been honored as one of the 2016 NHHS Valedictorians!

Senior Tennis Star Anna Burke has been honored as one of the 2016 NHHS 
Valedictorians!

Congratulations 2015 NHHS Tennis on an outstanding season! GO Sailors!

Congratulations 2015 NHHS Tennis on an outstanding season! GO Sailors!

Coach Case awarded as 'Coach of Character' for Newport Harbor High School

Coach Case awarded as 'Coach of Character' for NHHS

Seniors Jenn Kinglsey, Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza to play Monday, November 3rd at CIF Individuals

Sailor Seniors Kingsley, Burke, and Cosenza will compete at the Jack Kramer Club in PV on Monday, November 23rd at CIF Individuals.  Jenn Kingsley will begin singles play around 9:15/9:30 AM and Burke/Cosenza will begin doubles play around 10:15/10:30 AM.  Best of luck senior Sailors!

Varsity Squad Finishes 22-2 after CIF loss to San Clemente: Great Season Girls!

Varsity Squad Finishes 22-2 after CIF match loss to San Clemente… Great 
Season Girls!

Varsity Squad Opens up CIF Round 1 with 16-2 win over Palm Springs

Varsity Squad Opens up CIF Round 1 with 16-2 win over Palm Springs

Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza are Sunset League Doubles Finalists

Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza are Sunset League Doubles Finalists

Jenn Kingsley is Sunset League Singles Finalist

Jenn Kingsley is Sunset League Singles Finalist

UNDEFEATED 2015 SUNSET LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

UNDEFEATED 2015 SUNSET LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Sunset League Champs 2015! Go Sailors!

Sunset League Champs 2015
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NHHS Tennis volunteers at Fall Tennis Games at Special Olympics

NHHS Tennis volunteers at Fall Tennis Games at Special Olympics

Varsity Squad: 2015 Sage Hill Invitational Champions

Varsity Squad: 2015 Sage Hill Invitational Champions

2015 Varsity Senior Sailors

2015 Varsity Senior Sailors

Varsity Girls Tennis 2015 Big Bear Ropes Course

Varsity Girls Tennis 2015 Big Bear Ropes Course
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2015 End of the Year BBQ/Round-Robin: Congrats to our Champions and Finalists

2015 End of the Year BBQ/Round-Robin: Congrats to our Champions and Finalists
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NHHS Tennis Supports Reese Stalder during his CIF Tournament Play: GO Sailors!

NHHS Tennis Supports Reese Stalder during his CIF Tournament Play: GO Sailors!

NHHS TENNIS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS REGIONAL GAMES

NHHS TENNIS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS REGIONAL GAMES
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In the News: Former Sailor Tennis Stars Christina and Robin Young and UCSB Club Tennis move on to Club Tennis Nationals in North Carolina. Congratulations Christina and Robin, and GO Gauchos!

In the News: Former Sailor Tennis Stars Christina and Robin Young and UCSB Club 
Tennis move on to Club Tennis Nationals in North Carolina. Congratulations 
Christina and Robin, and GO Gauchos!

NHHS Boys and Girls Xmas Round Robin 2014

NHHS Boys and Girls Xmas Round Robin 2014
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Congratulations 2014 Captains

Congratulations 2014 Captains

Congratulations 2014 Varsity squad on an outstanding sesaon

Congratulations 2014 Varsity squad on an outstanding sesaon
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varsity girls tennis defeats notre dame of sherman oaks in first round CIF Division 1 Playoffs

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis Team on their first round CIF win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.  The Sailors defeated Notre Dame with a score of 12-6.  The Sailors were led by #1 doubles team Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza and #3 doubles team of Courtney Howarth and Elle Zielinski... as both duos won all 3 of their sets.  #1 singles Jenn Kingsley and #2 singles Nicole Knickerbocker both won 2 out of 3 sets for the Sailors, and Bailey Kruse and Bella Palazzo won 1 set for the Sailors as well. The Sailors move on to play CDM in round 2 of the playoffs at NHHS on Friday at 2 PM.  Good luck Sailor Tennis!

2014 Girls Tennis

2014 Girls Tennis

2014 Varsity Captains

2014 Varsity Captains
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Varsity Squad

Varsity Squad
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2014 JV Captains

2014 JV Captains

Varsity Juniors

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Varsity Sophomores and Freshman

Varsity Sophomores and Freshman

Varsity Girls Tennis wins Sage Hill Lightning Invitational Tournament

Congratulations to the Varsity NH tennis squad for their tournament win at the Sage Hill Invitational! The team played in the Sage Hill Lightning Invitational on Friday and Saturday and came out as Champions at the end of the long tourney. The team beat Tesoro 5-4, beat Sage Hill 8-1, beat St. Margarets 6-3 and beat Canyon 9-0 in route to claiming the Championship.  Freshman Nicole Knickerbocker and doubles partner, Junior Jenn Kingsley earned doubles MVP for the tournament… and Annie LaGrandeur, Anna Burke, Kendall Cosenza and Olivia Zehnder were named to the All-Tournament Team. Courtney Howarth, Elle Zielinski, Bella Palazzo and Bailey Kruse also contributed victories to the overall team win over the weekend.  It was an exciting 2 days and the girls battled it out for 7 hours on court on Saturday and were very pumped on the team victory.  This is the 3rd Championship Title earned by the Sailors at the Sage Tournament over the past 4 years. The Sailors will host Crean Lutheran on Tuesday, September 9th at 3 PM, and will also host Aliso Viejo Thursday, September 11th at 3 PM.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis! 

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Girls Varsity Tennis Big Bear

Girls Varsity Tennis Big Bear
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Sign-Up for NH Summer Camp sponsored by the NHHS Tennis Boosters

Summer Camp will begin June 30th… Don't forget to sign up ASAP! Details in the "locker" section to download. GO Sailors!

Thanks to Everyone who came to celebrate our 2013-2014 tennis seasons!

Thanks to Everyone who came to celebrate our 2013-2014 tennis seasons!
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Girls Tennis Banquet Wednesday, December 11th

The Girls Tennis Banquet will be held Wednesday, December 11th at 6:30 PM at Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza on Bristol.  We look forward to celebrating our players, our outstanding season, and our graduating seniors with everyone! Please RSVP ASAP to Coach Kristen Case via email.  GO Sailors!

Congratulations Seniors Kate Knight and Reagan Rutter

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Sailors finish strong season in Division 1 CIF vs. Northwood

The Sailors finished off their season playing some of their best tennis at their home courts versus Northwood on Wednesday.  The Sailors had the match tied at 3-3 after the first round, but could not keep up with Northwood in the second and third round.  The Sailors were led by singles play from #1 singles Kate Knight, as well as from #1 doubles Anna Burke/ Kendall Cosenza and #2 doubles of Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur.  The Sailors battled the entire match but Northwood came out on top with the 13-5 win.  The Sailors finish their solid season as Sunset League runners-up with a final record of 14-8.. .Congratulations on an outstanding season Sailor Tennis!

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kendall cosenza and anna burke are 3rd place sunset league doubles finishers

The Newport Harbor Varsity Tennis Team had a strong showing at the Sunset League Individual Tennis Tournament with four competing singles players in the draw and three doubles teams.  The #4 seed, Kate Knight, battling through injury, won her first round 8-1 before falling to Edison's #3 seed in the quarterfinals 5-7, 5-7.  Newport's doubles duo of Olivia Zehnder and Elle Zielinski won their feed-in round match 8-2, then won their first round match  8-7 (9-7) before falling in the quarterfinals to Los Al's #2 seed 1-6, 2-6.  Newport's #5 seed team of Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur won their first round match 8-1 before falling to Los Al's #3 seed team 1-6, 2-6.  The strongest performance in the tournament came from Newport's #4 seeded team Kendall Cosenza and Anna Burke.  Kendall and Anna won their first round 8-1, won in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3, lost in the semifinals to Los Al's #1 seed 6-3, 1-6, 2-10... and then went on to beat Los Al's #3 seed team in the match for 3rd place 6-4, 6-4.  Congratulations Sailors!

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Girls varsity tennis beat fountain valley in last sunset league match

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis Team on their 12-6 victory over Fountain Valley on Monday.  This was the Sailors last Sunset League dual match, finishing their record off at 8-2.  The Sailors finish as runners-up in the Sunset League after their impressive league results and efforts.  The Sailors' doubles led the way on Monday, winning 8 out of 9 sets.  #1 Doubles of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, and #2 doubles of Reagan Rutter/ Annie LaGrandeur all swept in action on Monday, while #3 doubles of Olivia Zehnder/ Elle Zielinski won 2 out of 3 total sets.  On the singles end, #3 singles Jenn Kingsely won 2 out of 3 sets, while #2 singles Peyton Espley-Jones won 1 out of 3 sets.  Singles player Kylie McCullough stepped up for the Sailors to bring in a singles win as well.  The Sailors will look ahead now to the League Individual Tournament which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.  Good luck Varsity Sailors!

girls varsity tennis clinches second place in sunset league with win over edison

Congratulation to the Varsity Sailors for beating Edison at the Chargers' home courts on Thursday 12-6.  The Sailors earned a second place finish in Sunset League with their win over Edison, improving their record to 13-7, 7-2 in league.  The Sailors played their best tennis of the season at Thursday's match, where #1 singles Kate Knight won 2 sets with 7-5 scores, #2 singles Peyton Espley-Jones beat Edison's #3 player 6-4, and #3 singles Jenn Kinglsey opened up with a strong 6-0 win over Edison's #3 player as well.  Doubles had a dominant performance coming up with 8 out of 9 doubles sets.  #1 doubles of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza dropped only 3 games in their doubles sweep, #2 doubles of Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur dropped only 4 games in their doubles sweep, and #3 doubles of Olivia Zehnder/Elle Zielinksi played their best doubles of the season with scores of 6-2, 6-7, 7-5.  The Sailors will play their last league match, Monday, October 28th at Fountain Valley.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls Varsity tennis finish first round of league play at 4-1

Congratulations to the girls varsity tennis team on beating Fountain Valley on Thursday and taking their record to 4-1 in league.  The Sailors won 5 sets in the first round of play, won 3 sets in the second round, and finished strong bringing home 6 of 6 sets in the third round of play.  Jen Kingsley only dropped one game in her singles sweep at #3 singles, as did Reagan Rutter/ Annie LaGrandeur at #2 doubles.  Kate Knight had a strong singles sweep as well at #1 singles.  Peyton Espley Jones won 2 out of her 3 singles sets at #2 singles, as did Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza at #1 doubles.  Olivia Zehnder and Elle Zielinski beat Fountain Valley's #1 doubles duo 6-2 in their last round pulling out a big upset.  The Sailors look strong finishing up the first round of league and are eager to continue their success as they begin second round of play next week.  Keep up the great work Sailors!

picture day 2013: Varsity tennis

picture day 2013: Varsity tennis
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girls varsity tennis runners-up at the sage hill invite tournament

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Squad coming in as the 2013 Runners-Up of the Sage Hill Invitational Tournament.  The two-day tournament was held at The Tennis Club Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th... with competing teams of NHHS, Sage Hill 1, Sage Hill 2, St. Margarets, and Tesoro.  The tournament was set-up with each team competing against one another in a format of 5 singles and 4 doubles matches per competition.  The Sailors played tough both days of the tournament, coming out with wins over Sage 1: 5-4, Sage 2: 8-1, St. Margarets: 6-3... and coming close to the top finishing Tesoro 4-5.  Congratulations to all team members who contributed immensely to the Sailor's success in the tournament with their strong play and huge spirit! Also, a big congratulations to the All-Tournament Team selections: Kate Knight, Reagan Rutter, and Annie LaGrandeur... as well as another big Congratulations to the Tournament Doubles MVP's: NH's Kendall Cosenza and Anna Burke.  Keep up the great work Girls Tennis, and GO Sailors!

Sage Invite Tournament

Sage Invite Tournament
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girls varsity tennis continues success with victory over crean lutheran

The NH Girls Varsity Tennis Team showed up big on Wednesday with a 16-2 Victory over Crean Lutheran at the NHHS Tennis Courts.  The Sailors were led by a strong singles sweep from Kate Knight at #1 singles, as well as a complete sweep on the doubles courts.  Sophomore Peyton Espley-Jones pulled off a big win over Crean's #1 player 6-4, and sophomore Jen Kingsley won 2 out of 3 singles sets also beating Crean's #1 player 6-4.  Sophomore Kylie McCullough stepped in to pull off a strong 6-4 victory over Crean's #3 singles player.  #1 doubles duo of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza did not drop a game in their doubles sweep, and #2 doubles duo of Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur only lost 1 game for the day in route to their doubles sweep.  Sophomores Livy Zehnder/Elle Zielinske won their first 2 doubles sets at love, and Courtney Howarth/Claudia Davis came into play to finish off the doubles sweep with their 6-0 victory over Crean's #1 doubles duo.  The Sailors look to continue their improvements and strong play in the Sage Hill Lightning Tournament Friday and Saturday (Sept. 6th and 7th) at The Tennis Club... Keep up the great work NH Girls Tennis... GO Sailors!

varsity girls tennis opens up preseason with win over costa mesa

The NHHS Girls Varsity Tennis Team started strong with an 18-0 win over Costa Mesa on Tuesday.  Each Sailor player contributed to the win on Tuesday afternoon.  Kate Knight started at #1 singles for the Sailors and won her set before being subbed out due to illness.  Sophomore Kylie McCullough came into the match strong for Kate Knight, completing the sweep with her 2 set victories.  Sophomore Peyton Espley-Jones swept at #2 singles, and sophomore Jen Kingsley also swept at #3 singles.  Doubles had a big day as well with sweeps from #1 doubles team Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza and #2 doubles team Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur.  Sophomores Livy Zehnder/Elle Zielinski won their first two sets, and Courtney Howarth/Claudia Davis came into play to take the last doubles set of the day 6-0.  The Sailors look forward to continuing their stride with more great tennis this week! GO Sailors!

Varsity 2013 Big Bear

Varsity 2013 Big Bear
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VARSITY GIRLS AND BOYS TENNIS INTER-SQUAD ROUND ROBIN

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nhhs Family bbq will be Saturday, June 8th

Our annual family bbq will be hosted at Park Newport Tennis Courts on Saturday, June 8th from 2-6 PM.  All players and family members are invited to play in our doubles round robin, as well as enjoy live music, food and ping-pong.  It will be a very fun event and we hope to see many of you there! Please RSVP to Carrie Young at robcarrieyoung@aol.com.  GO Sailors!

NHHS TENNIS BOOSTERS PARENT "MEET AND GREET" PARTY

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16th for the NHHS Tennis Boosters Parent "meet and greet" party! The party will be held at the Howarth home in Balboa Cove the evening of Saturday, March 16th.  More details to follow.  For any questions please contact Carrie Young at robcarrieyoung@aol.com.  A huge thank you to Julie Rutter for organizing the big event, and we look forward to a great evening supporting NHHS Tennis!

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Our Graduating Seniors

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Sailor Tennis Finishes Sunset League With Determination;Varsity 9-9, JV 10-8

 

NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Harbor High girls' tennis team did not leave the courts Monday afternoon with its fifth straight Sunset League title.

After pushing Los Alamitos to the brink in the league finale, the Sailors walked off with something they saw as more valuable — perspective.

The Griffins took the league crown after outlasting the Sailors 82-72 on games, after the two teams each won nine sets at Newport Harbor High. But, considering Los Al defeated Newport Harbor 15-3 in the teams' first league meeting Sept. 27 at El Dorado Tennis Center, the second-place Sailors' improvement was impressive.

The Newport Harbor players were not downtrodden after nearly toppling the No. 9-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1. They were upbeat, excited even.

"I think it just shows how much our team wanted it, and how much time and effort and practice we put into everything," Newport Harbor senior Kaitlyn Cosenza said. "I mean, second is great. I feel like the outcome doesn't matter to us. The journey is more important to us."

The match was tied, 8-8, with two doubles sets still on court. But Los Alamitos' Melissa Gahungu and Megan Coats outlasted Sailors freshmen Kendall Cosenza and Anna Burke, 7-6 (7-5), essentially clinching the match with the Griffins up on games.

In the last set to finish, Kaitlyn Cosenza and partner Megan Bathen rallied from a 4-0 deficit and saved four set points in a tiebreaker to top Sarah Edwards and Sydney Bott, 7-6 (10-8).

"It shows our improvement, especially in the score," Bathen said. "We felt like we had nothing to lose. We just came out here and left everything on the court ... We didn't quite know what our team was capable of, and today was definitely a turning point of seeing that trust and our teamwork come together. That just gives us so much momentum. It builds our reputation and builds our threat factor, to other teams."

Newport Harbor (14-5, 8-2 in league) continually showed the tenacity that has become a trademark of Coach Kristen Case's squads. The Sailors were down, 4-2, to Los Alamitos after the first round before catching a bit of a break. The Griffins' No. 2 singles player, Aliya Alenikov, had to leave the match with an elbow injury.

Los Alamitos still led the match, 7-5, after two rounds. But Case saw the fight in her team, which has just two returning starters from last year. Los Alamitos (11-3, 10-0) has seven returning starters.

"Every single player stepped up in the last round. Junior Kate Knight defeated Los Al substitute Alaina Liu, 6-0. No. 2 singles player McKenna Johnson, a senior, rallied from a 4-1 deficit to top Caroleen Fararji, 6-4.

Even the losses were impressive. Newport Harbor freshman Baylee Bakkila charged to a 4-1 lead over the Griffins' top player, sophomore Jennifer Lu, before Lu won five straight games for the victory. Lu is ranked No. 33 in Southern California girls' 16s by the United States Tennis Assn.

Seniors Kelsey Christensen and Lexi DeSantis also won in doubles in the final round, before the match came down to the two tiebreakers. Los Al Coach Kevin Garrett, who rested one of his top singles players, freshman Hope Hairrell (shoulder), was not necessarily surprised by the close result.

"I definitely didn't want it to be that close," Garrett said. "[The Sailors] definitely played better. They always play better here."

Newport Harbor, which won just once in singles in the teams' first meeting, won five singles sets on Monday. Knight and Bakkila each won twice.

Kaitlyn Cosenza and Bathen had an impressive doubles sweep as well. They had lost to Edwards and Bott, 6-3, in the teams' first meeting.

"I completely believe in the team," Coach K said. "I know what they're capable of. I've watched them both on and off the court. Their tennis talent, combined with their incredible character, I just feel like they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. We decided after the last time that we played them to turn that setback into a comeback, and that's exactly what they did. They were relentless about their determination to improve."

The Sailors still have plenty of time to improve before the Division 1 playoffs start Oct. 31. The Sunset League individual tournament begins Wednesday at El Dorado.

"It's only been 18 days since we played [Los Alamitos] last time," Christensen said. "To see how much we've improved in those two-and-a-half weeks, It motivates us to work that hard, to improve in these next two-and-half weeks and be able to bring it in playoffs." 

Sailor Tennis Earns Sage Hill Tournament Title, Back to Back

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Cosenza, Knight, Christensen and Bathen Earn All-Tournament Honors

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Girls Tennis Victorious In Game Count Against Woodbridge, Varsity 9-9, 75-64; JV 9-9, 82-80

The girls tennis match against Woodbridge was as close as it could get, in both the Varsity and Junior Varisty matches.   The Sailors came out on top with a  varsity 75-64 game count and a 82-80 JV game count.  Congratulations to all of the girls on the tennis team for your hard work and dedication!

Sailor Tennis Kicks Off Pre Season

The girls and boys opened the 2012 season with some great tennis at the Sage Hill Tournament, followed by a tough match schedule against Sage Hill, CdM and Tesaro.  The Varsity girls team dominated against Sage Hill winning 16-2, JV also opened the season with a win against Sage Hilll 11-7.  In some some close sets against cross town rival CdM the Varsity sailors were narrowly defeated by the Sea Queens, 11-7.  JV played well against a very tough CdM team as well, with a defeat 14-4.  Tesaro was also a great Division I contest with strong players.  The Varsity sailors showed strong progress against a very strong team, with a defeat 11-7. JV was victorious against the Tesaro team, 11-7.  Next week the Sailor tennis team competes on Thursday against Woodbridge.

Girls Tennis HIGHEST Athletic Team GPA on Campus! 3.93

THANK YOU COUNCILMAN RUSH HILL and STEPHANIE RADOS!

The NHHS Tennis court resurface would never have taken place without the help of Councilman Rush Hill and Stephanie Rados.  Thanks so much!

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Girls Tennis Coaches

Newport Harbor High School GIRLS TENNIS

Coach Fletcher Olson, (22th Career Season)  Coach Olson has been coaching with NHHS for 24 seasons. She began working as an assistant with Coach Charlie "Tex" Bleiker.  Coach Olson teaches in The Career Tech Education Department at NHHS. Several Newport Harbor graduates have gone on to play intercollegiate tennis from the NHHS program and then returned to coach at NHHS including Coach Kristen Case, (University of California, Berkeley, Coach Jeff Thomsen, (University of Oregon) and Coach Brooke Taylor, (University of Arizona).  

Coach Kristen Case (7th Career Season) Coach Case is an alumna of Newport Harbor High School and a graduate of the University of California, Berkley.  Kristen is also an experienced Tennis Pro with a very impressive College tennis career as a “Bear".  Since coming to NHHS, our Sailor teams have continued the tradition of victory with honor.  The girls team has been victorious, winning consecutive Sunset League Championships and have advanced to the CIF Regional Individual and CIF Team Division Championships.

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Nicole Knickerbocker Sunset League Singles Champion

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Varsity Tennis Undefeated in Sunset League Play

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Senior Day!

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Girls Varsity Tennis at Sunset League Individuals

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Varsity Tennis 5-0 in Sunset League Play

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2017 Varsity Captains: Nicole Knickerbocker, Kat Smith and Amra Barton

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Varsity Bus Rides

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Varsity Team Trip 2017

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Team Bowling!

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Varsity Summer Training

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Former NHHS Girls Tennis Leaders inspiring current players: Go Sailors!

Former NHHS Girls Tennis Leaders inspiring current players: Go Sailors!

Congratulations to junior Katie Clark on earning our 2016 Coaches Award for Character. NHHS Tennis is very proud of you. Go Sailors!

Congratulations to junior Katie Clark on earning our 2016 Coaches Award for 
Character. NHHS Tennis is very proud of you. Go Sailors!

Eat at Massimos Pizza on Wednesday nights to support NHHS Tennis! Mention NHHS Tennis when you purchase your meal on Wednesday nights: GO Sailors!

Eat at Massimos Pizza on Wednesday Nights and support NHHS Tennis! Mention NHHS 
Tennis when you purchase your meal on Wednesday nights… GO Sailors!

2016 Varsity Sunset League Doubles Finalists: Taryn Anderson and Eva Newsom

2016 Varsity Sunset League Doubles Finalists: Taryn Anderson and Eva Newsom

2016 JV Training Squad

2016 JV Training Squad
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Varsity Squad after defeating St. Margarets

Varsity Squad after defeating St. Margarets

Big Bear 2016

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2016 Varsity

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Lee and Lee: 2016 NHHS Tennis Round Robin Winners

Lee and Lee: 2016 NHHS Tennis Round Robin Winners

Myers and Myers: 2016 Round Robin Finalists

Myers and Myers: 2016 Round Robin Finalists

Fun Times at the 2016 NHHS Tennis Round-Robin: Go Sailors!

Fun Times at the 2016 NHHS Tennis Round-Robin: Go Sailors!
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Sailors at Indian Wells BNP Paribas Tournament

Sailors at Indian Wells BNP Paribas Tournament

Jenn Kinglsey to play for Sonoma State in the Fall

Congrats to senior Jenn Kingsley who will continue her tennis career as a Seawolve in the Fall.  Jenn has been the Sailors' #1 singles standout for the past 2 years and was the Sunset League Singles Finalist in the Fall of 2015 and was also honored with the Tex Bleiker Leadership Award.  Jenn earned herself on the Sonoma State girls tennis roster for the Fall of 2016, and Sailor Tennis is very proud of Jenn for her dedication, work ethic, and outstanding leadership.  We look forward to supporting Jenn in the Fall and beyond… GO Sailors, and GO Seawolves!

Jenn Kinglsey to play for Sonoma State in the Fall

Jenn Kinglsey to play for Sonoma State in the Fall

2015 Boys and Girls Xmas Round Robin

2015 Boys and Girls Xmas Round Robin
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Congratulations to seniors Jenn Kingsley and Kendall Cosenza on earning the 2015 Tex Bleiker Leadership Award

Congratulations to seniors Jenn Kingsley and Kendall Cosenza on earning the 
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Congrats to senior doubles partners Elle Zielinski and Livi Zehnder (2015 Most Improved and Most Inspirational)

Congrats to senior doubles partners Elle Zielinski and Livi Zehnder (2015 Most 
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Congrats to our CIF Individuals Competitors: Anna Burke, Kendall Cosenza and Jenn Kinglsey

Congrats to our CIF Individuals Competitors: Anna Burke, Kendall Cosenza and 
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Sailors Compete Hard at CIF Individuals

Our 3 senior tennis superstars Jenn Kingsley, Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza competed in CIF Individuals yesterday at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club in Palos Verdes, and all 3 girls did an outstanding job representing NHHS with competitive toughness, class, and Sailor pride.  Jenn Kingsley lost to Cerritos' top league finisher 6-4, 5-7, 7-10 in the opening round in a great battle, and Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza beat a team from South Torrance in the first round 3-6,6-1,10-3 and moved on to beat a team from Katella 6-0, 6-0 before falling to the #4 seeded team from Oaks Christian in the third round.  We are very proud of our senior Sailors as they bring a memorable 2015 season to an end. GO Sailors!

 

2015 Senior Dinner

2015 Senior Dinner

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2015 Sunset League Champs

2015 Sunset League Champs

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Sailor Pride!

Sailor Pride!

VARSIT SQUAD RANKED #2 IN ORANGE COUNTY

CONGRATS GIRLS!

Congrats seniors

Congrats seniors

Go Sailors!

Go Sailors!

Great job varsity squad!

Great job varsity squad!

Varsity and JV teams beat Marina

The varsity squad improves to 14-1 overall and 4-0 in league after beating Marina 15-3.  The Sailors won 9 out of 9 doubles sets, and had big singles wins from Jenn Kingsley, Hannah Blower, and Lily Walkow.  The Sailors are now ranked #3 in Orange County and will take on Edison to finish out first round of league play.  The JV squad beat Marina 18-0, improving their overall record to 10-1.  Awesome job Sailor Tennis!

Varsity and JV squads beat Los Al

The varsity squad improves to 3-0 in league play after beating Los Al 12-6.  The Sailors won 8 out of 9 doubles sets and #1 singles Jenn Kingsley won all of her singles sets against the Griffins.  The Sailors doubles teams of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, Elle Zielinski/ Olivia Zehnder, Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom had a big day at the NH Courts, and also contributing to the Sailors great win were singles players Hannah Blower, Lily Walkow and Misha Pokusa.  The JV squad had a big victory as well, defeating Los Al 14-4.  Next up for the Sailors is Marina.  Keep up the great work Sailors!

Varsity and JV squads beat Huntington Beach

The varsity squad posted a 17-1 victory over Huntington Beach improving to 2-0 in league play.  The Sailors won 8 out of 9 doubles sets from key play from doubles teams of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, Elle Zielinski/Olivia Zehnder, and Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom.  And singles did not drop a set for the Sailors with outstanding play from Jenn Kingsley, Hannah Blower, Lily Walkow, and Misha Pokusa.  The JV squad also had a great day defeating Huntington Beach 18-0.  Next up for the Sailors is Los Al.  Good luck Sailor Tennis!

Varsity and JV Teams Open up league play with win over Fountain Valley

The Varsity squad opened up league play with a 12-6 win over Fountain Valley.  On the doubles side, the Sailors won 7 out of 9 doubles sets and #1 singles player Jenn Kingsley won 2 out of 3 singles sets.  The JV squad beat Fountain Valley 15-3.  Next up for league play is Huntington Beach.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Varsity and JV Teams beat Tesoro

Congrats to the girls varsity tennis team on their 11-7 win over Tesoro.  The Sailors won 6 out of 9 doubles sets and 5 singles sets.  The Sailors were led in doubles by Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, Elle Zielinski/Livi Zehnder, and Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom.  The Sailors were led in singles by Jenn Kingsley, Hannah Blower and Misha Pokusa.  The JV had a dominating win, coming out with a 16-2 victory.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls Varsity and Jv defeat San Clemente

Congratulations to the varsity girls tennis team who defeated San Clemente 11-7 and the JV tennis team who was also victorious with a 12-6 win.  The Varsity Sailors won 7 out of 9 doubles sets and #1 doubles duo of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza remain undefeated in doubles action.  #1 singles player Jenn Kingsley led the Sailors on the singles end winning 2 out of 3 sets and was assisted by strong singles play from Hannah Blower and Lily Walkow.  The varsity and JV squads both improve to 3-0 and will take on Tesoro next.  Best of luck Sailor Tennis!

Tournament Champs

Tournament Champs

Varsity squad defeats St. Margarets 15-3

Congratulations to the varsity tennis team on their 15-3 win over St. Margarets.  The Sailors had a clean sweep in doubles winning 9 out of 9 doubles sets with strong play from Anna Burke, Kendall Cosenza, Elle Zielinski, Livi Zehnder, Bailey Kruse, Taryn Anderson and Eva Newsom.  The Sailors singles stars of Jenn Kingsley, Hannah Blower, Misha Pokusa and Lily Walkow won 6 out of 9 singles sets.  The team improves to 2-0 with the win.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls Frosh-Soph Tennis defeats San Clemente and Edison

Congratulations to the girls frosh-soph team on beating San Clemente 11-7 and Edison 18-0.  The squad remains undefeated at 4-0 and will be back in action this Friday against Dana Hills.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls JV Tennis Beats St. Margarets 15-3

Congratulations to the girls JV tennis squad on their 15-3 win over St. Margarets! All members of the JV squad contributed to the overall team win, and the Sailors improve to 2-0 after the victory.  Keep up the great work Sailors!

Girls Varsity opens up play with 17-1 win over San Juan Hills

Congrats to the Varsity squad who started off season strong with a 17-1 victory over San Juan Hills.  #1 singles Jenn Kinglsey, along with #3 singles Hannah Blower both swept on the singles side, while Misha Pokusa won 2 out of 2 sets and Lily Walkow went 1 for 1 at the #2 singles position for the Sailors.  #1 doubles duo of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, and #3 doubles duo of Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom both swept on the doubles side for the Sailors, while Elle Zielinski/Bailey Kruse won one set in the #2 doubles position, and Elle Zielienski/Livi Zehnder also brought in a doubles set in the #2 doubles position.  The Sailors looked great in their season opener, and will look to keep the momentum going in their home match vs. St. Margarets on Tuesday, and home match vs. Mater Dei on Wednesday.  Best of luck Sailor Tennis!

Girls JV opens up play with 10-8 win over San Juan Hills

Congrats to our JV squad who opened up play at NHHS Friday with a 10-8 defeat over San Juan Hills.  The #1 doubles duo of Megan Carey and Ally Harano won all of their sets, while Betsy Calder/ Kate LaGrandeur, and Kayla Korhonen/Holly Kanen also brought in some crucial doubles wins.  On the singles side, Katie Clark and Rachel Davis contributes with singles wins for the Sailors and helped to lead the JV squad to their awesome victory at home.  Keep up the great work Sailors!

Girls Frosh-Soph opens up season with back-to-back wins

Congrats to our frosh-soph squad who defeated CDM on Friday 13-5 and went on to defeat Tesoro on Saturday with a score of 9-5.  All of the Sailor frosh-soph members were able to compete in both matches, and the girls did a great job showing off their teamwork and NH spirit in both matches! Keep up the great work girls!

Varsity Girls Tennis Big Bear/ Summer Training

Varsity Girls Tennis Big Bear/ Summer Training
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2015 End of the Year BBQ/Round Robin Photos

2015 End of the Year BBQ/Round Robin Photos
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NHHS TENNIS AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS REGIONAL GAMES

NHHS TENNIS AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS REGIONAL GAMES
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Girls Varsity Tennis Finishes Second Place in Sunset League

Congratulations to the girls varsity tennis team on their Second Place finish in Sunset League.  The varsity squad finishes league play with a record of 7-3 and an overall record of 16-6.  The Sailors held off Fountain Valley by a total of five games to decide the second place finish, and now the team will move on to CIF Division 1 play.  Prior to team play, the squad will compete in the Sunset League Individual tournament.  Competing in singles for the Sailors are: Jenn Kingsley, Nicole Knickerbocker, and Hannah Blower.  Competing in doubles for the Sailors are: Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, Annie LaGrandeur/Olivia Zehnder, and Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski.  Good luck Sailor Tennis and Congrats again on finishing Second in Sunset League!

Girls JV Tennis Win Sunset League Going 10-0 in league play

Congratulations to the undefeated JV squad on their 10-0 record in Sunset League! The Sailors had an impressive run over the past couple months and will look to finish league play at Sunset League Individuals.  Competing in singles for the JV Sailors are: Lily Walkow, Misha Pokusa, and Sydney Palmer.  Competing in doubles for the JV Sailors are: Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom, Kayla Korhonen/Ally Harano, and Kate LaGrandeur/Megan Carrey.  Good luck Sailors!

Girls Varsity and JV teams defeat Edison

Congratulations to the girls varsity tennis team on defeating Edison 15-3.  The Sailors improve to 7-2 in league with the win.  The Sailors were led by singles sweeps from Nicole Knickerbocker and Hannah Blower.  Jenn Kingsley also contributed a set to the overall win.  On the doubles side, Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza went 2 for 2 in their sets, and Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski  swept all 3 of their sets.  Annie LaGrandeur and Olivia Zehnder went 2 for 3 in their matches, while Bella Palazzo and Bailey Kruse also won a set for the Sailors.  The JV team defeated Edison 17-1 and all Sailor players contributed to the win.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls Varsity and JV Tennis Defeat Huntington Beach

Congratulations to the girls varsity and jv tennis teams for defeating Huntington Beach in the second round of league play.  The Varsity team improves to 6-2 in league and 11-5 overall.  The Varsity squad was led by #1 singles and #2 singles Jenn Kingsley and Nicole Knickerbocker who both swept for the Sailors.  At #1 doubles Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza won their 1st 2 sets before being subbed out for the last round.  Courtney Howarth and Elle Zielinski had a big day coming out with 2 for 2 of their doubles sets and defeating HB's #1 doubles team en route to their 2 set wins.  The JV squad was led by Taryn Anderson and Eva Newsom who remain undefeated in league play, as well as by strong singles play from Misha Pokusa and Sydney Palmer. The JV squad also remains undefeated in league play with a record of 8-0. The Sailors move on to play Edison next and then will finish their last league competition versus Fountain Valley.  Good luck Sailor tennis.. finish strong!

Varsity and JV Tennis Defeat Marina

The Varsity and JV girls teams beat Marina with respective scores of 17-1.  The Varsity team was led by #1 singles Jenn Kingsley who swept in her matches 6-1, 6-2, 6-1.  #3 singles player Hannah Blower also swept on the singles side for the Sailors.  #2 singles player Nicole Knickerbocker won 2 out of 3 singles sets for the day.  On the doubles side, #3 doubles of Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski swept, as did #2 doubles Annie LaGrandeur/Olivia Zehnder.  #1 doubles duo Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza won their 2 sets for the day, and Bella Palazzo/Bailey Kruse won their set for the day as well.  The Sailors will play Huntington Beach next Tuesday.  Good luck Sailor Tennis!

Varsity Girls Tennis battle tough against Los al and jv tennis remains undefeated after beating the griffins 14-4

Congratulations to the girls varsity tennis team on their big efforts against Los Al.  The varsity squad lost 6-12 to Los Al and showed much improvement after their first meeting with the Griffins.  #2 singles Nicole Knickerbocker won 2 for 3 sets for the Sailors and Jenn Kinglsey won 1 singles set for the Sailors.  All 3 doubles teams, Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, Annie LaGrandeur/Olivia Zehnder, Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski, beat Los Al's #2 doubles team and played some very competitive doubles throughout the entire match.  The JV squad is now 6-0 after beating the Griffins 14-4 at Los Al courts.  The Sailors will take on Marina next.  Good luck Sailor Tennis!

Girls Varsity Tennis Defeats Fountain Valley on games

Congratulations to the NHHS Varsity Tennis Team on their 9-9 (72-65) win over Fountain Valley.  The Sailors grab hold of the #2 spot in Sunset League with the win after the first round of league play.  The Sailors were led by #1 doubles team Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza who won all 3 of their sets for the Sailors and pulling out the deciding set 6-4.  Annie LaGrandeur and partner Olivia Zehnder won 2 for 3 sets for the Sailors and #3 doubles Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski won 1 set for the Sailors.  On the singles side, Jenn Kingsley, Nicole Knickerbocker and Hannah Blower all won 1 set for the Sailors and did a great job holding off games in their singles wins with scores of 6-0, 6-1, 6-0.  Keep the great work Sailor Tennis!

 

2014 Varsity

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girls varsity and jv tennis defeat edison

The girls varsity team improved to 3-1 in league with a 12-6 win over Edison yesterday.  The Sailors were led by a singles sweep from #1 singles player Jenn Kingsley, who won 7-5, 6-4, 6-0.  #1 doubles team of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza also swept with scores of 6-3, 6-1, 6-0. #2 singles player Nicole Knickerbocker won 2 out of 3 singles sets for the Sailors, as did #3 doubles Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinksi.  #3 singles Hannah Blower and #2 doubles Annie LaGrandeur/Livi Zehnder each won 1 set for the Sailors as well.  The JV Sailors won their match with a final score of 14-4 and they remain undefeated in League play.  The Sailors will play Fountain Valley on Thursday.  Good luck Sailor Tennis!

Varsity and JV Tennis defeat Huntington Beach

The Sailors continue their league success with both Varsity and JV teams defeating Huntington Beach.  The Varsity squad came out on top with a 13-5 final score and the JV team was successful with a final score of 11-7.  The Varsity squad (6-4, 2-1) was led by #1 singles Jenn Kingsley and #2 singles Nicole Knickerbocker who both only dropped one game throughout their 3 set play.  #3 singles player Hannah Blower won 2 out of 3 singles sets for the day, and #1 doubles Annie LaGrandeur/Livi Zehnder won their first 2 sets, and LaGrandeur finished the day with a final win with partner Lily Walkow.  #3 doubles Kendall Cosenza/Bella Palazzo and #2 doubles Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski each brought in set wins for the Sailors as well.  The Varsity team will continue league play at Edison Tuesday, October 7th.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Varsity and JV Tennis beats Marina

The Varsity girls tennis team were successful in their second league match of the season by defeating Marina 15-3.  The Sailors were led by singles sweeps from #1 singles Jenn Kingsley and #2 singles Nicole Knickerbocker, along with a doubles sweep from #3 doubles Courtney Howarth and partner Elle Zielinski.  Hannah Blower won 1 set at the #3 singles spot, and #2 doubles Annie LaGrandeur/Livi Zehnder won 2 out of 3 sets for the day.  Kendall Cosenza played at #1 doubles with partner Bella Palazzo, who won 2 sets together, and Cosenza then finished the day with a 3rd win with partner Bailey Kruse.  The JV Team won their match 17-1 and had a successful showing from all players.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Varsity Tennis beats Sage Hill 13-5

Congratulations to the Varsity squad on their strong 13-5 win over Sage Hill at the NHHS Tennis courts.  The Sailors were led by sweeps from #1 doubles Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, #2 doubles Annie LaGrandeur/Livi Zehnder, and #2 singles Nicole Knickerbocker.  The Sailors #1 singles player Hannah Blower won 2 out of her 3 singles sets for the day, and #3 singles Jenn Kingsley and #3 doubles Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski each brought in a set for the Sailors.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls Varsity and JV teams defeat st. margarets

The NH girls Varsity tennis team was successful as they travelled to San Clemente Fitness and Tennis Club to beat St. Margarets 11-7.  Freshman Nicole Knickerbocker had a huge day earning a singles sweep at #2 singles.  Hannah Blower won 2 out of the 3 sets at #3 singles and junior Jenn Kingsley also brought in a set win at #1 singles.  On the doubles side, #1 doubles duo Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza pulled out a doubles sweep, while #2 doubles duo Annie LaGrandeur/ Livi Zehnder and #3 doubles duo Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski each brought in a set win for the overall Sailors victory.  The Sailors' JV squad defeated St. Margarets 13-5 at the Sailor home courts and were led by doubles play from Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom and Kate LaGrandeur/ Megan Carey.  The JV team also saw big things in the singles line from Lily Walkow, Misha Pokusa, and Sydney Palmer.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls Varsity Tennis Defeats Mater Dei 13-5, JV comes close with 8-10 loss

The girls Varsity squad played at Los Caballeros on Friday and came up with a big 13-5 win over Mater Dei.  The Sailors led 4-2 after the first round, 8-4 after the second round, and then took 5 out of the 6 sets in the third round.  Two of the Sailor singles players: Jenn Kingsley and Nicole Knickerbocker won 2 out of their 3 singles sets.  And #3 singles player Hannah Blower had a tremendous singles sweep for the day. All 3 Sailors Doubles Teams: Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, Annie LaGrandeur/Livi Zehnder, and Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski won 2 out of their 3 doubles sets for the day.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls JV Tennis Beats Aliso Niguel 13-5, Varsity loses close 8-10 battle

The girls JV Tennis team took out Aliso Niguel 13-5, while the Varsity squad was one set away from getting the win over Aliso.  The JV squad was led by doubles play from Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom and singles play from Lily Walkow, Misha Pokusa and Sydney Palmer.  The Varsity squad was led by a sweep from #1 doubles team Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, and 2 set wins from #2 doubles Annie LaGrandeur/ Livi Zehnder.  #2 singles Nicole Knickerbocker also won 2 out of 3 sets for the Sailors.

Girls Varsity Tennis beats Crean Lutheran 16-2

The Varsity squad had a great day at their home courts sweeping all 9 doubles sets en route to beating Crean Lutheran.  #1 doubles duo of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza did not drop a game in their 3 set victories, and #2 doubles duo of Annie LaGranduer/Olivia Zehnder also swept for the Sailors.  #3 doubles of Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski won 2 for 2 without dropping a game, and Bella Palazzo/Bailey Kruse won their set 6-0 as well.  On the singles end, #2 singles freshman standout Nicole Knickerbocker swept for the Sailors 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.  #1 singles and #3 singles, Jenn Kingsley and Hannah Blower both won 2 out of 3 for the Sailors, with both girls beating Crean Lutheran's #1 singles player.  The Sailors will play host to Aliso Niguel Thursday, September 11th at 3 PM.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

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Girls JV Tennis 2014

Girls JV Tennis 2014

Girls JV Tennis beats Tesoro 11-7

Congratulations to the girls JV Tennis team on their 11-7 win over Tesoro.  The JV Team were led by 2 wins from #1 doubles Taryn Anderson/Eva Newsom and #2 doubles Megan Carey/Kate LaGrandeur, as well as 2 wins from #1 singles Lily Walkow and #2 singles Misha Pokusa.  Up next, the girls will face Aliso Viejo at Aliso Thursday, September 11th.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Varsity Girls Look Strong in Scrimmage vs. Estancia

The Varsity Girls team got an early start to preseason preparation holding a scrimmage versus Estancia at NHHS on Tuesday afternoon.  The Sailors looked strong in their first match experience of the season.  The Sailors were led by singles sweeps from #2 singles Nicole Knickerbocker, and #3 singles Hannah Blower.  #1 singles Jenn Kingsley won 2 out of 3 sets for the Sailors.  On the doubles end, the Sailors won 9 out of 9 sets and both Captains earned sweeps at the #2 and #3 doubles position.  At #2 doubles, Annie LaGrandeur/ Olivia Zehnder swept, and at #3 doubles Courtney Howarth/Elle Zielinski swept their sets as well.  #1 doubles duo of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza won 2 out of 2 sets and in the last round were replaced by Bailey Kruse/ Bella Palazzo whom also won their set for the Sailors.  The Varsity and JV squads will open up preseason dual match play Thursday, September 4th vs. Tesoro… keep up the great work Sailor tennis!

Varsity Captains 2014

Varsity Captains 2014
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Becca Standt and Hannah Blower win JV doubles title at Sunset League Tournament

Congratulations to Becca Standt and Hannah Blower on their JV Sunset League Doubles Championship! Becca and Hannah beat a strong team from Huntington Beach in the semifinals to move on to a dual with Los Al in the finals.  Becca and Hannah came up big in the finals defeating Los Al's team 6-4, 6-2.  Congrats Becca and Hannah on the big finish! On the singles end, Lily Walkow finished as the JV Sunset League Singles Runner-up and Elise Rimland finished third for the JV singles competition.  Congratulations Sailors!

Girls jv tennis beat Fountain Valley on Monday 17-1 to finish league play

Congratulations to the Junior Varsity girls tennis team on finishing League play with a big win over Fountain Valley.  The JV Sailors finish 2nd in league behind Huntington Beach, with an impressive overall record of 9-1.  The Sailors were led by singles play from #1 singles Kira Lohrey, #2 singles Lily Walkow and #3 singles Elise Rimland.  The Sailor doubles pairs of #1 Hannah Blower/Becca Standt, #2 Taryn Anderson/Bailey Kruse, and #3 Claire Johnson/Bella Palazzo also showed up big in their performance on Monday.  The JV Sailors look ahead to Sunset League Individuals on Wednesday and Thursday where they will compete at Marina High School.  Good luck JV Sailors!

girls varsity tennis beats marina 17-1, jv tennis wins 16-2

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Tennis Team beating Marina 17-1 at the Viking courts.  The Sailors improve to 5-2 in league play and will face Huntington Beach at the Sailor courts Tuesday, October 22nd.  The Sailors were led by singles play from Kylie McCullough, Peyton Espley-Jones and Jenn Kinglsey against the Vikings, and strong doubles play from Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza, Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur, Livi Zehnder/Elle Zielinski, Claudia Davis/ Courtney Howarth.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

Girls Varsity Tennis in second place at 4-2, JV Tennis in first place at 6-0

The NH Girls Tennis program is coming up on the last two weeks of league play.  The Varsity Sailors are in second place with a record of 4-2, and the JV Sailors are in First place with an impressive 6-0 record.  The Sailor tennis team looks to finish league play stronger than they started and have finish Sunset League competition with a bang! Here's to a solid finish Sailors... Let's do this! GO Sailor Tennis!

Girls JV Tennis Beats Fountain Valley 14-4

Congratulations to the girls JV Tennis team for beating Fountain Valley 14-4 on Thursday.  The JV Sailors finish the first round of league play at 5-0 and look to continue their great success as round two begins next week.  The Sailors have been led by strong singles play from Kira Lohrey, Lily Walkow, Elise Rimland, and Eva Newsom.  The Sailors doubles tandems of Hannah Blower/ Becca Standt, Bailey Kruse/Taryn Anderson, and Bella Palazzo/Claire Johnson have been leading the way on the doubles side for the NH squad.  Keep the great work JV Tennis... GO Sailors!

Girls Varsity and JV Tennis Take out Edison

The Varsity Sailors continue to compete hard and show up strong in league play as they take out Edison 11-7.  The Sailors were led by a singles sweep from #1 singles player Kate Knight, as she routed Edison singles players 7-5, 7-5, 7-5.  Peyton Espley-Jones and Jenn Kinglsey each brought home a singles win for the Sailors as well.  On the doubles end, #1 doubles of Anna Burke/ Kendall Cosenza only dropped one game in their doubles sweep, and Reagan Rutter/ Annie LaGrandeur also pulled out a sweep with their strong doubles performance.  The Varsity Sailors are now 3-1 and look to take on Fountain Valley on Thursday.  Congratulations as well to the JV Sailors with their 15-3 victory over Edison.  The Sailors were led by strong singles play from Kira Lohrey, Lily Walkow, and Elise Rimland, as well as strong doubles play from Hannah Blower/Becca Standt, and Bailey Kruse/ Taryn Anderson.  Great job Sailor tennis, keep up the good work!

Varsity and JV Tennis Continue to Shine in Sunset League

Congratulations to the NH Varsity Tennis Team beating Huntington Beach at HB's home courts 13-5.  The squad was led by sweeps from #1 singles player Kate Knight and #3 singles player Jenn Kingsley, as well as sweeps from the doubles duos of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza and Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur.  The Varsity Sailors are 2-1 in league competition and look to continue their success this week as they face Edison and Fountain Valley at the NH courts.  Another big Congratulations to the NH JV Tennis Team with a 9-9 victory over Huntington Beach, coming out on top by 8 total games.  The JV Sailor squad improves to 3-0 in league and looks to continue their success at Edison and Fountain Valley this week.  Great job Sailor Tennis... Keep up the great work!

Girls Varsity and Girls JV Dominate Marina

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis Team for defeating Marina 18-0 on Tuesday.  Every Varsity Sailor player contributed to the win and Captains Kate Knight and Reagan Rutter led the way the entire match.  Great job Varsity Sailors, keep up the great work in Sunset League action! Congratulations as well to the JV squad who beat Marina 16-2 on Tuesday... way to go girls! The Sailors will face Huntington Beach on Thursday.

Girls Varsity and JV Tennis Begin League Play vs. Los Al

The NHHS Tennis Team opened up play versus Los Al on Thursday September 26th.  The Varsity Sailors played at Los Alamitos High School and had a very competitive first dual battle.  The Sailor came up short 4-14, but the varsity sailors were in the match the entire afternoon. The Varsity Sailors were led by #1 singles player Kate Knight who won 2 out of her 3 singles sets, as well as #1 doubles duo Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza who also won 2 out of their 3 sets.  It was great tennis on both the singles and doubles end, and the varsity sailors are looking strong as they begin their quest towards a big Sunset League Finish! Also, Congratulations to the JV Sailors who beat Los Al 10-8 at the NHHS courts.  The JV Sailors were led by singles sweeps from Kira Lohrey and Lily Walkow, as well as a pair of doubles wins from Hannah Blower and Becca Standt.  The Sailors will next face Marina High School next Tuesday, October 2nd.  Keep up the great work Sailor Tennis!

girls varsity and jv tennis bounce back strong with wins over st. margarets

The NH Girls Varsity Tennis Team bounced back strong after a loss on Tuesday to CDM to beat St. Margarets 10-8 on Thursday at the Sailor home courts.  The Sailors looked confident and solid in their win over the Tartans, and were led by a big doubles sweep from #1 doubes duo of Kendall Cosenza/Anna Burke.  Reagan Rutter and partner Annie LaGrandeur won 2 out of 3 doubles sets, and Kate Knight (#1 singles) and Peyton Espley-Jones (#2 singles) also won 2 out of their 3 sets in singles.  Jenn Kinglsey went 1 and 1 at #3 singles before being subbed out due to illness.  The Varsity Sailors are now 6-4, and look to continue their success against Mater Dei at home on Friday, September 20th.  The JV Sailor tennis team also bounced back after a loss to CDM on Tuesday, beating St. Margarets 14-4.  The JV team was led by a sweep from their #1 doubles tandem of Hannah Blower/Becca Standt, as well as a sweep from singles player Elise Rimland. The Sailors also picked up 2 wins from Bella Palazzo/Claire Johnson, a win from Kira Lohrey and Lily Walkow, and a win from doubles duos of Misha Pokusa/Claire Johnson and Bailey Kruse/Taryn Anderson.  The JV Sailors will return to play next Tuesday, September 24th at home versus Sage Hill.   Good luck Sailor Tennis!

picture day 2013: JV Tennis

picture day 2013: JV Tennis
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Sailors (5-3) continue to improve with close 7-11 dual match vs. Tesoro

The Sailors played a hard fought match versus Tesoro on Tuesday at the NHHS Tennis Courts.  The Sailor team is now at 5-3 after two weeks of opening play. The Sailors were led with 4 big wins by the #1 and #2 doubles teams of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza and Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGranduer.  The singles improved their play, battling it out against Tesoro's tough singles lign-up.  The Sailors' #1 doubles team of Anna Burke/Kendall Cosenza improve their record to 12-4, while the Sailors' #2 doubles team of Reagan Rutter/Annie LaGrandeur improve their record to 13-3.  The entire Sailor squad looked strong in their performance against Tesoro, and they will be ready to go next week with the Battle of the Bay match on deck for Tuesday, September 17th at NHHS.  Good luck Sailor Tennis!

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Tournament Doubles MVP's: Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza

Tournament Doubles MVP's:  Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza

All-Tournament Team: NH Players, Kate Knight, Reagan Rutter, and Annie LaGrandeur

All-Tournament Team: NH Players, Kate Knight, Reagan Rutter, and Annie LaGrandeur
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2013 Senior Captains: Kate Knight & Reagan Rutter

2013 Senior Captains: Kate Knight & Reagan Rutter

2013 Varsity Juniors

2013 Varsity Juniors

2013 Varsity Sophomores

2013 Varsity Sophomores
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Congratulations Megan Bathen: Chosen as one of top 15 athletes

Megan Bathen will be recognized at the Chamber of Commerce Awards breakfast as one of the top 15 athletes among local high schools.  Megan was also awarded  with the Character of Honor Award for all female athletes at NHHS awarded earlier this year.  Megan Bathen will be attending Santa Clara next year and could possibly continue her tennis career as a Bronco! Good luck Megan, and congratultions! GO Sailors!

ALUMNI NEWS: Congratulations Robin and Christina Young and Club Tennis Gauchos!

A big Congratulations to Robin and Christina Young who are competing for the UCSB Gauchos Club Tennis Team, as the team has now advanced to Club Nationals in Arizona! Robin and Christina Young are former NHHS Varsity players who helped the NH team to two back-to-back CIF Final Appearances in 2010 and 2011.  Now, they are helping their Gaucho Club Team reach success, with a huge showing at Southern California Sectionals at Claremont, where the team finished in the top 3 to advance to Nationals, which will be held in April in Arizona.  At Sectionals, the Club Gaucho team won their pool by beating Cal State Northridge, USD, and San Diego State.  After winning their pool, they advanced to the quarterfinals, where they beat USC in a close match.  The team lost to UCLA in the semifinals, and went on to beat Cal Poly SLO to capture 3rd place for the tournament... earning them a berth to the National Tournament.  Robin and Christina Young competed as a doubles pair throughout the entire tournament, and Christina Young saw action on the mixed doubles courts as well.  Congratulations Robin and Christina on all of your success on the courts, and all the best of luck to you and your team in April! Go Sailors, and Go Gauchos!

Congratulations Megan Bathen!

Congratulations to graduating senior Megan Bathen on receiving the Female Character of Honor Athlete Award for Newport Harbor High School.  The Orange County Athletic Directors Association honor one female and  male athlete from select schools each year, and we are very proud of Megan for earning this prestigious honor for NHHS.  Megan will be honored Monday, February 25th at the Anaheim Convention Center for the Character of Honor Award.  Congrulations Megan on a great career with the NHHS Tennis program and on your outstanding accomplishments! Go Sailors!

Bathen and Cosenza Advance to the Third Round of CIF Regional Individual Match Play

Megan Bathen and Kaitlyn Cosenza fought against very tough opponents advancing to the third round of CIF regional Individual match play.  The sailor duo finished the season as finalists in the Sunset League tournament to qualify for the regional tournament.  Congratulations to Megan and Kaitlyn on a trmendous senior year playing tennis for on the Newport Harbor High School team.

Newport Tennis Advances to the second round of the CIF Playoffs

The sailors played to a dominate victory in the first round of the CIF Team Championships against Louisville High School from Woodland Hills.  The starting doubles team swept and singles won 6 of 9 sets to advance to the second round against second seeded Dana Hills High School.  The season ended with a hard fought match against Dana Hills who will advance to the quarter finals next week.  Congratulations to the girls tennis team on an excellent finish this season.

Great Finish to A Successful Team and Individual Sunset League Season

A big congratulations to the girls for a great League finish and strong representation at League Individuals.  The team finished Sunset League play at second, with an impressive record of 8-2 and went 14-5 overall.  At League Individuals our NHHS competitors showed off our amazing improvements and played some of the best tennis seen all season long.  Congratulations to our Sunset League Doubles Finalists Megan Bathen and Kaitlyn Cosenza (they will move on to CIF Individuals Nov. 19th) , as well as third place singles finisher Kate Knight (CIF alternate singles)  and fourth place doubles finishers Lexi DeSantis and Kelsey Christensen.  Congratulations to Sam Ludes and Annie LaGrandeur for their win in the JV tournament and to Jen Kingsley for finishing 2nd in the singles draw.  Another big congratulations to all of our girls who competed in the tournament and represented NH with the utmost pride and spirit.  The tennis and competitive atmosphere was absolutely incredible... great job girls! It is a very exciting time as the Varsity team prepares for CIF Division 1 Playoffs, and the team could not be more ready to do some major damage on the courts.  Thank you so much for your constant support throughout our great 2012 journey, we greatly appreciate it.  

Sunset League Individual Tournament

The Semi Finals and Final rounds of the Varsity Sunset League Individual Championships was the "Best tennis I have coached in my high school girls tennis career" stated by Coach K after the tournament concluded. Coach K was ecstatic with the progress the girls made this season   Kate Knight,  Kaitlyn Cosenza and Megan Bathen, Lexi DeSantis and Kelsey Christensen all advanced through  to the semi final rounds.  Kate Knight met the number one seeded singles player from Los Alamitos in the Semi Finals.  Alinikov, from Los Alamitos,  went on to win the chapmpionship.  Kate finished the tournament 3rd and will be entered as an alternate to the CIF Regional Individual tournament in the event the Finalists cannot compete in the tournament.  Lexi SeSantis and Kelsey Christensen  played their best tennis finishing the tournament in 4th place.  Megan Bathen and Kaitlyn Cosenza advanced to the finals  against the Los Alamitos team of Bott and Edward  Coach K said, :Best doubles from Megs and Kaitlyn I have ever seen in coaching High School Girls Tennis" Megan and Kaitlyn will advance to the CIF regional tournament as the 2nd place entry from the Sunset League, Bolt and Edwards from Los Alamitos will advance as the Sunset League Champions, 6-4, 6-7, 10-3. McKenna Johnson played a great first round singles match in a rough draw against number one seeded Alinikov. Baylee Bakkila advanced in her first round to play Edison's seeded team in the quarterfinals. Anna Burke and Kendall Cosenza won their first round advancing to the quarter finals.

The Junior Varsity Sunset League Individual Championships were equally exciting.  The second seeded doubles team of Sam Ludes and Annie LaGrandeur defeated the number one seeded team from Los Alamitos, 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 10-2,  to win the Junior Varsity championship in doubles  According to Coach J, "Sam and Annie worked so well together. They took risks and cut some balls off, they had the drive and the skills to earn great results.  I am so happy for them, they earned the title."  Molly McCunniff and Kelsey  "communicated really well and worked so well together" they earned overall 3rd place honors.  Molly and Kelsey defeated Huntington Beach, 7-5,7-5 in the quarterfinals before playing Sam and Annie in the Semi-finals.  Molly and Keley " played  the best tennis I have seen them play."  Morgan Gainey and Sabrina Sanchez won their first round 8-7 (7-5) to advance against the number one seed from Los Alamitos.

In JV Singles, Jennifer Kingsley finished 2nd, coming from behind  to almost defeat the Los Alamitos number one seed, 2-6, 6-3, 9-11. Jen lost the first set suffering pain in her knee but rallied through the pain and won her second set.  The 10 point super tiebreaker was super competitive, point for point. Claudia Davis won her first round match 8-0 before her defeat to Jen in the quarterfinals. Margaret Molloy competed well in the tournament for the sailors.

JV Wins Back to Back Sunset League Championships

Congratulations to our JV Girls Tennis team on Back to back Sunset League Team Championships.  The JV team has won the Sunset League Championship 3 years in a row.  Coach J and the team had an outstanding season with a record 9-1 League and 16-2  record to tie Los Alamitos for the championship this season.  Congratulations to all of the members of the JV Team!

Marnia, Edison, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley Fall to the Sailors

The girls tennis team dominated the second round of Sunset League competition defeating 4 out of 5 teams.  Both the Varsity and JV teams were determined to complete the season with a winning record.  The Sunset League Championship match will be played against Los Alamitos to determine the League Championship..  Both Varsity and JV have the opportunity to repeat their Championship seasons.  A win against Los Alamitos would mean a Co League Championship for both teams.  The Sunset League Individual Tournament will begin on Wednesday.  Congratulations Sailor Tennis.

Sailor Tennis Played Well in Defeat to Los Alamitos

The first round against the Griffins of Los Alamitos was a tough match for the Varsity and JV Girls Tennis Team.  Our girls fought proudly playing some tight sets both in singles and doubles.  The Sailors will play the second round match against Los Alamitos on Oct. 15.  Varsity was defeated 3-15, JV was narrowly defeated 10-8.

Tennis Rolls Into Third Week of Sunset League Competition

The team continues to improve and show off their strong level of play, which was seen by big league wins last week over Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach.  The varsity  team is now 3-0 in League and 8-3 overall. The JV team is 3-0 on League and 10-1 overall. The girls have been working very hard and continue to build upon the positive momentum, and we look forward to continuing our strong league run in the week ahead.  The spirit from the players, and from the parents, has been so uplifting this season, and we hope to see many of you at our matches against Marina and Los Al this week.  Your support and spirit is so greatly appreciated. We are eager to continue our upward journey with this resilient squad, and here is a look at our schedule for the week ahead. 

Sailor Tennis Finished the Week Strong, Defeating Huntington Beach: Varsity 15-3, JV: 12-6

The girls tennis team remains undefeated in Sunset League Match play with 2  matches remaining in the first round.  Both Varsity and Junior Varsity are working toward their team goals this season.  Congratulations to everyone on the team!

Tennis Dominates Fountain Valley, Varsity 17-1, JV 15-3

Congratulations to the girls tennis team on their domination of the Fountain Valley Barons. 

Sunset League Match Play Begins with a Victory over Edison

The team had an exciting week, last week opening up league play and starting off strong with the win.  At the beginning of the week the girls had a tough battle with a strong Mira Costa team and came close with an 8-10 final.  The girls bounced right back from Tuesday's match and turned that score around by beating Edison at our league opener 10-8.  The team continues to improve and look stronger with each and every match, and the growth is very exciting to watch. Our upward journey continues, and another week of league play is up ahead, and we look forward to seeing many of you out on the courts cheering the team on your support is always greatly appreciated.

Sailor Doubles Nearly Sweep: Mira Costa Too Strong for the Sailors: Varsity 8-10; JV Wins on Games 9-9, 80-64

The Varsity Sailors traveled to Manhattan Beach to compete against one of the best singles line-ups in the CIF Division.  In a narrow loss,8-10,  the sailors doubles dominated Mira Costa winning 8 of 9 sets.  The JV sailors tied 9-9 winning more games defeating Mira Costa 80-64.  The first Sunset League match will be against Edison on Thursday.  Edison placed 3rd last season in the Sunset League, the Sailors are the defending Sunset League Champions.

Sailors WIN the Sage Hill 2012 Lightning Tournament

The team is coming off an eventful week, with a big win over Woodbridge on Thursday, and a strong performance at the Sage Hill Lightning Invitational Friday and Saturday. Thanks so much to all of you for coming out and supporting the team on Friday and Saturday at The Tennis Club for our Sage tournament.  The support and NHHS spirit was incredible, and was definitely a contributing factor to the team's surging success.  A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the squad whom captured the Championship Title at the tournament! It was a huge team effort and a fantastic display of the team's fight, mental toughness, unity, and talent.  We are very proud of the girls for their efforts and accomplishment, and we are also very thankful for the great support along the way.  The team is continuing to grow and improve with every match, and we look forward to another strong week of tennis, with a big league opener against Edison coming up on Thursday.  Here's to another strong and successful week of competition ahead, and another week of overwhelming NH spirit!   

Tournament Champions!

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A Coaches Perspective on Student Leadership

We believe that student leadership is holding high expectations for yourself and for your peers, and always setting a good example,even when nobody is watching.  Student leadership is seen through action, support, compassion, and dedication.  Our varsity team thrives off of student leadership.  This season we had three senior captains: Blake Bakkila, Mindy Wheeler, and Christina Young, all whom led our team through their passion, spirit, and dedication.  One of the greatest aspects of our varsity team this season was that it was not just the captains who stepped up to lead the squad.  Cece Beck, Holly Hovnanian, and Robin Young all stepped up into their own leadership roles, and held themselves to the highest of standards all season long.  We believe that a team is only as great as it's leaders, and the incredible success of our 2011 Varsity squad proves this saying to be true.  It has been an honor and a privilege to have had such strong student leadership from the 2011 senior class on our squad this season, and we are so very thankful for the great example these girls have set for the teammates striving to become Varsity team members.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP: "Selflessness and Dedication to the team"

STUDENT LEADERSHIP: "Having the Responsibility and drive to go beyond others' expectations and act as a role modeol for your peers"

Student Leadership: "Dedicated Role Models, an Example for our Teammates"

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