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Hart tennis: A total package

Hart completes dominate 18-0 victory over visiting Chaminade

Posted: September 12, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: September 12, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Hart freshman Natalia Munoz hits the ball against Chaminade on Tuesday at Hart.

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The three-headed singles attack projected to carry the Hart girls tennis team to Foothill League success this season made itself known on Tuesday afternoon.

Jackie Resler, Proyfon Lohaphaisan and Natalia Munoz combined to sweep all nine singles sets — without dropping a single game — and the Indians easily dispatched visiting Chaminade High School 18-0 at Hart High.

“Our singles are going to be really dominate,” said Munoz, a freshman projected to be among the league’s best singles players this year.

Munoz gives the Indians (3-2) a solid third singles player to go along with Resler and Lohaphaisan, both returning 2011 Signal All-SCV singles players.

And so far, Munoz has fit right in.

“My (first few matches) were pretty easy,” Munoz said. “I’ve known (my teammates) for a while so I’ve fit in pretty easily.”

And that’s something that head coach Chris Mansfield believes is as pivotal as the play on the court.

“That’s really important, sometimes more than the actual match, the experience of being together,” he said.

It wasn’t just the singles play that was dominate against the Eagles, as the doubles side combined to sweep 9-0 as well.

The No. 1 doubles team of Lauren Dam and Bailey Sindle won 6-3, 6-2, 6-0, with the No. 2 team of Brooke Seward and Carsissa Costanzo sweeping 6-3, 6-1, 6-0.

How good can Hart be if the doubles side plays like it did on Tuesday?

“Then we have a good shot if we get them to start coming around,” said Mansfield, looking ahead to Foothill League play, which begins on Tuesday with a match against West Ranch. “But you have to respect West Ranch and Valencia.

“(Doubles) started to click today,” he added. “It was nice to see the No. 2 doubles start to come around and the No. 3 doubles played well, too.”

If Tuesday was any indication, the Indians’ power doesn’t stop with its singles attack.

And that’s a scary thought for the rest of the Foothill League.


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