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Around the SCV: A look at local athletes and teams

Posted: September 2, 2008 9:09 p.m.
Updated: November 4, 2008 5:00 a.m.
Valencia tennis player Tyler Gottshall won the San Diego Junior Doubles tournament. Valencia tennis player Tyler Gottshall won the San Diego Junior Doubles tournament.
Valencia tennis player Tyler Gottshall won the San Diego Junior Doubles tournament.

Valencia high tennis player Tyler Gottshall won first place at the 24th Annual San Diego Junior Doubles Tennis Tournament this past weekend.

Gottshall, who was the Vikings No. 2 singles player this season, behind Jack Zapala, competed in the tournament placing first in the 16-under division with his partner Steven Harlan of Palm Springs.

The 6-foot-4 junior and his partner swept the field 22 teams winning all five of their matches on their way to clinching the title.

Gottshall's results at the tournament, held at The Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma, count toward both his Southern California and National ranking. He also had success this season with Zapala as his doubles partner, having clinched the title as the No. 1 duo in the Foothill League and making it to the quarterfinals of the CIF individual playoffs, the furthest a doubles team has ever gone in the SCV.

At the end of 2007, Gottshall and Zapala were ranked No. 6 as a doubles team in Southern California.

Owens called up
Hart graduate Jerry Owens, an outfielder for the Charlotte Knights, a Triple-A team in the Chicago White Sox organization, was recalled and made his debut against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

Steve Susdorf's eight game hitting streak came to an end on Saturday against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Susdorf and his Williamsport Crosscutters, a Class A team in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, were the victors, winning 3-1.

Tim Hutting, who is playing in the Independent American Association with the Sioux Falls Canaries, is hitting .232 and in 96 games played has five home runs and 40 RBI. His Canaries team has made it to the finals of the American Association North Division Playoff Series.

Kicking Star
Saugus graduate Jeanette Lorme was a significant factor in her Northwestern University Wildcats win over LSU on Saturday. The ‘Cats defeated the Tigers 2-0 at the Lakeide Invitational. Lorme paced NU with four shots and one goal.


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