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OTC Girls 18 are Sectional Champs

June 2008

The Oxnard Tennis Center Girl's 18 and under squad won the SCTA Junior Team Tennis Sectional Championships. The event was held Saturday and Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson. The Oxnard girls won the Ventura County section this spring to qualify for the Sectionals. On Saturday they downed Orange County with a game score of 42-25 getting strong wins from singles players Moira Hedberg and Sonia Landeros both of Oxnard. On Sunday morning they faced last years winners San Diego. The OTC girls passed the test by a small margin of only six games.

That set up an afternoon final versus Riverside County Team from Rancho Cucamunga. This time it was the two doubles teams of Oxnard to come through. Camarillo's Julia Maddux /Claire Willey and number one team of Sarah Zook and Candace Scholler also from Camarillo gave up only 8 games in four sets to help Oxnard to a 47-27 win. The victory gives the Oxnard Tennis Center team the opportunity to represent Southern California in the State Championships known as the Gar Glenney Cup. The Cup will be held at San Diego State University Aug. 23 and 24. The Oxnard Tennis Center has over 10 State Team Tennis Titles. The OTC Girl's 18's team won their last State Championship in 2003.

2008 Team members include:

Sonia Landeros -- Rio Mesa HS

Moira Hedberg -- Oxnard HS

Sarah Zook -- Rio Mesa HS

Candace Scholler -- Rio Mesa HS

Claire Willey -- Rio Mesa HS

Julia Maddux -- St. Bonaventure HS

Denise Schaefer -- Oxnard HS

Nicolette Rosales -- Oxnard HS

Trisha Zook -- Team Captain