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2011 Charger Tennis Roster

Back Row (L-R): Coach Michelle Esquivel, Trish Tran, Jamee Biadora, Chelsea Logan, Theresa Roque, Nicole El-Ali, Head Coach Jeff Benito. Front Row (L-R): Jessica Zarate, Candie Aquino, Gianelle Cruz, Desiree JC Delon Barlis, Sharnen Chorn.

2011 Cypress Women’s Tennis Roster Name

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Candie Aquino 5’3” Desiree JC Delon Barlis 5’1” Jamee Biadora 5’4” Sharnen Chorn 5’5” Gianelle Cruz 4’11” Nicole El-Ali 5’4” Chelsea Logan 5’9” Theresa Roque 5’8” Trish Tran 5’3” Jessica Zarate 5’4”

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Previous School/High School - Hometown Kennedy HS - Angel, Philippines Francis Polytechnic HS - Sun Valley Carson HS - Carson Garden Grove HS - Garden Grove Connelly HS - Cerritos La Mirada HS - La Mirada Cerritos HS - Cerritos Centennial HS - Corona Loara HS - Vietnam El Rancho HS - Pico Rivera

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Jeff Benito (2nd season) Assistant Coaches Michelle Esquivel (1st season)

By Class

Sophomores ........................ 1 Freshmen ............................. 9

Pronunciation Guide

Candie Aquino.................. Ah-key-no Gianelle Cruz............................ Ja-nell Teresa Roque............................ Ro-kay


2011 CYPRESS WOMEN’S TENNIS TABLE OF CONTENTS

Credits and Charger Facts.................. 1 2011 Season Preview.............................. 2 2011 Schedule........................................ 3 Coaching Staff........................................ 4 Nicole El-Ali.......................................... 6 Candie Aquino........................................ 6 Desiree JC Delon Barlis..................... 6 Jamee Biadora........................................ 7 Sharnen Chorn........................................ 7 Gianelle Cruz........................................ 7 Chelsea Logan........................................ 7 Theresa Roque........................................ 8 Trish Tran.............................................. 8 Jessica Zarate.......................................... 8 2009 Season Review............................ 9 Support Staff......................................... 10 Charger Athletics................................. 11 Cypress College................................... 12

CHARGER FACTS College Information

CREDITS

The 2011 Women’s Tennis Media Guide is a publication of the Cypress College Physical Education/Athletics division. Written and designed by Teresa Wang. Photos by Teresa Wang. Printed by the North Orange County Community College District.

Location.................... 9200 Valley View St. ........................................ Cypress, CA 90630 Founded........................................... 1966 Enrollment..................................... 14,000 Nickname................................... Chargers Colors.................................. Navy & Gold Association................................. CCCAA Conference...................... Orange Empire President............. Michael J. Kasler, Ed.D. Athletic Director................... Diane Henry Website............. www.cypresscollege.edu College Phone Number.... 714-484-7352 Division Phone Number.... 714-484-7000

Women’s Tennis Staff

Head Coach.......................... Jeff Benito ....................................................... (2nd year) Email............. jbenito@cypresscollege.edu Alma Mater............ University of La Verne Office Phone.......................... 714-821-7870 w w w. c y p r e s s c o l l e g e . e d u / m t e n n i s Trainer...................................... Scott Tucker Equipment Manager........... Manny Verdugo Academic Counselor.............. Dana Bedard Athletic Secretary................ Yvonne Cota Division Secretary................. Lu Cayabyab

Sports Information

Sports Information Director... Teresa Wang E-Mail............. twang@cypresscollege.edu SID Phone............................. 714-484-7356 w w w. c y p r e s s c o l l e g e . e d u / a t h l e t i c s

Women’s Tennis History

First Season of Tennis.............................. 1969 First Tennis Head Coach........ Marian Dorn

2009 Season Review

(Did not field a team in 2010) 2009 Record........................................... 1-11 Home Record.......................................... 1-5 Away Record......................................... 0-6 Conference Finish......................... 6th Place Postseason Finish................................. N/A Last Opponent................ Riverside (L 1-8)

2011 Team Information

Letterwinners Returning........................... 1 Newcomers.................................................. 9 Sophomores/Freshmen.......................... 1/9 First Opponent.......................... Rio Hondo ............................................... February 22nd

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2011 SEASON PREVIEW

This team offers much desire and spirit and I’m excited to see how they’ll perform”

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he 2011 Women’s Tennis program returns after a one year hiatus. This new squad features nine new faces and one returner from the 2009 team. This team offers much desire and spirit and I’m excited to see how they’ll perform especially in the Orange Empire Conference which has ruled Women’s Tennis in the CCCAA. Returning to the Chargers is Nicole El-Ali from the 2009 team. El-Ali played in the #1/2 position for Cypress and met with very tough competition. She teamed up with Yvonne Jara to play #1 doubles and had some success in conference play. Her experiencing playing in those positions should provide some solidity to the Charger line up where this year El-Ali looks to play in the #3/4 position. El-Ali is a good player and an even better student. I’m extremely glad to have her back.

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The Chargers welcome nine new

freshman. Looking to make an immediate impact are Jamee Biadora from Carson, CA. Biadora brings the most playing experience on the team as she successfully competed in junior tournaments and in high school. Biadora is a tough competitor who should make a dent in the always tough Orange Empire Conference. Chelsea Logan comes to us from Cerritos, CA. Logan has been named the Captain of team and has displayed exemplary leadership and baking skills. Logan has steadily improved since joining the squad in the fall and looks to test her skills in competition. Also joining the Chargers is Theresa ‘Tree’ Roque from Corona, CA. Roque has a feisty spirit and is a tough player. Roque brings experience from high school play and also from playing in USTA Jr. Team Tennis. The rest of the freshman squad look to bolster and deepen the Charger line up which is definitely key to winning matches.

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Coach Michelle Esquivel will be the key to the Charger Women’s Tennis programs success. Esquivel brings an impressive resume as a former stand-out player for conference rival Orange Coast College where she won Conference, Ojai, and State as an individual and with her team. From OCC Esquivel played under scholarship for Concordia University in Irvine. Michelle is a great role model for these young ladies. They can definitely benefit from her experience as a player because she knows what it takes to be the best and compete at a high level. The future of the Charger’s Women’s Tennis program looks bring. We look to elevate the team to the high standard of success here at Cypress College especially with our highly touted women’s softball, soccer, basketball and volleyball programs. Thank you to all who support our program and we look forward to seeing you out on the tennis courts.


2011 CHARGER SCHEDULE

2011 Charger Women's Tennis Schedule Day

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Opponent

Tuesday 2/22 Rio Hondo Thursday 2/24 *Orange Coast Friday 2/25 Santa Barbara Tuesday 3/1 *Irvine Valley Thursday 3/3 *Riverside Saturday 3/5 San Diego City Saturday 3/5 Grossmont Tuesday 3/8 *Saddleback Thursday 3/10 *Orange Coast Tuesday 3/15 *Fullerton Thursday 3/17 El Camino Tuesday 3/22 *Irvine Valley Thursday 3/24 *Riverside Tuesday 3/29 *Saddleback Tuesday 4/5 *Fullerton Thu-Fri 4/14-15 *OEC Tournament Tuesday 4/19 SoCal Regionals - Round 1 Tuesday 4/26 SoCal Regionals - Round 2 Wed-Fri 4/28-5/1 Ojai Valley Tournament Wednesday 5/4 SoCal Regional Finals Sat-Mon 5/5-7 SoCal Individual Regionals Thursday 5/12 State Championships Fri-Sat 5/13-14 Individual State Championships * indicates Orange Empire Conference Matches

Location

Rio Hondo Orange Coast Santa Barbara Irvine Valley Riverside San Diego City Grossmont Cypress Cypress Fullerton El Camino Cypress Cypress Saddleback Cypress Cypress TBA TBA Ojai TBA San Diego Fresno Fresno

Time

2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 9:00 am 2:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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COACHING STAFF

B JEFF BENITO Head Coach 2nd Season University of La Verne

enito came to Cypress to take over his first collegiate head coaching job after five seasons at conference rival Riverside College. He immediately made an impact taking over a dilapidated program earning two conference championships and two playoff appearances in just his first three years on the Men’s side. Benito’s accomplishments have been recognized by fellow coaches and was named the Orange Empire Conference Coach of the Year in each of his first three years. He splits his time between the Men and Women’s program for the Chargers.

At Riverside, Benito served as the Tigers’

Overall Year 2009 Totals (1 year)

men’s and women’s assistant coach. While at Riverside, he was part of the staff that kept the women’s program’s success on track while turning around the men’s program earning a conference championship in 2006 and two top ten finishes in 2006 and 2007. Benito played at Riverside while earning his associates degree before moving on to University of La Verne to earn his bachelors in kinesiology and then to Cal Baptist where he earned his masters in kinesiology as well. Benito also keeps busy working for the USTA/SCTA as the Area League Commissioner for Junior Team Tennis.

Benito’s Record at Cypress

OEC Record 1-11 1-11 (.083)

OEC Record Finish 1-10 6th 1-10 (.091)

Playoffs Playoff Record: 0-0 (.000)

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his is Esquivel’s first season as assistant coach with women’s tennis at Cypress. She has experience instructing at both Tustin Hills Racquet club and Upland Tennis Club as a teaching pro. As a former collegiate athlete, she attended Santa Ana College her freshman year and became the first woman in California Community College history to win the singles state title while concurrently attending Sunny Hills High School. During her sophomore season at Orange Coast College, she was undefeated in singles and led her team to win the California Community College dual team.

MICHELLE ESQUIVEL Assistant Coach 2nd Season

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Esquivel also won the prestigious Ojai Championship in 2005 and State Championships in singles and doubles with partner Jessica Rice that same year. She finished at Concordia University, Irvine on scholarship and became ranked #17 nationally for women’s singles in NAIA. Currently finishing her degree in Exercise Sport Science with emphasis on teaching and coaching, Esquivel hopes to bring her experience and tennis knowledge to bolster the Cypress College Tennis program.

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2011 Player Profiles

Freshman JAMEE BIADORA

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2011 PLAYER PROFILES

According the Coach Benito:

“Since this is Nicole’s second season playing collegiate tennis, I believe she’s going to try to be more aggressive in both singles and double. With her being the only sophomore, she sets the tone at practices and helps with team bonding. It will be exciting to watch her in action this season.”

NICOLE EL-ALI 5’4” Sophomore La Mirada HS - La Mirada

Cypress Highlights: Played in fifteen matches for the Chargers in 2009... finished the year with two doubles wins. High School Highlights: Was the Matadores’ team captain as a junior... was

a part of the number one doubles team for La Mirada as a sophomore and junior... was a varsity letter winner as a freshman at El Dorado High School.

ruary 23, 1989... parents are Suki and Sam El-Ali... sister is Dannielle... majoring in biology... favorite quote is, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

Personal: Born on Feb-

CANDIE AQUINO 5’3” Freshman Kennedy HS - Angel, Philippines Cypress Highlights: Chose Cypress College because she liked how beautiful the campus is. High School Highlights: Played four years of varsity tennis… also played varsity basketball, water polo and volleyball… competed in doubles in tennis as a freshman and sophomore… played sin-

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gles and doubles as a junior and senior. Personal: Born on August 4th, 1989... parents are Samuel and Cynthia Aquino… siblings are Grace and Evan… majoring in political science and psychology… enjoys scuba diving, surfing and gardening… speaks four languages.

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DESIREE JC DELON BARLIS 5’1” Freshman Francis Polytechnic HS - Sun Valley Cypress Highlights: Chose to play at Cypress College because of the coaches. High School Highlights: Played tennis in high school.

Personal: Born on October 16th, 1984... father is Gregorio C. Barlis… brother is Leonard… majoring in nursing… enjoys rollerblading, fishing and playing beach volleyball.


2011 PLAYER PROFILES

JAMEE BIADORA 5’4” Freshman Carson HS - Carson Cypress Highlights: Chose to play at Cypress after Michelle Esquivel convinced her to come out for the team. High School Highlights: Three-year varsity letter winner…member of the Key club, Mahar lika, Hu-

and Jasmine… majoring in High School Highlights: Earned varsity letter as a nursing. senior… also played vol-

4’11” Freshman Connelly HS - Cerritos

High School Highlights: Three-year varsity letter winner… was involved in

5’5” Freshman Garden Grove HS - Garden Grove

manitas and the Carson Cypress Highlights: Student Movement. Chose to play for the Personal: Born on May Chargers because she 26th, 1992... parents are missed playing tennis Zebedee and Imelda Biadora… siblings are John from high school.

GIANELLE CRUZ

Cypress Highlights: Chose to play at Cypress because she wanted to become a better tennis player and wanted to challenge herself physically to be the best she could be.

SHARNEN CHORN

leyball and softball. Personal: Born on September 26th, 1992... parent is Khoeum Yun… sisters are Sharon and Karen… majoring in nursing.

CHELSEA LOGAN 5’9” Freshman Cerritos HS - Cerritos

Highlights: the Make-a-Wish-Foun- Cypress Chose to play for the dation. Chargers because she likes Personal: Born on August the coaching staff. 1st, 1991... parents are Efren and Gwen Cruz... High School Highlights: brother is Geremy… ma- Earned varsity letters as a joring in biology… enjoys sophomore, junior and seplaying piano… naturally nior… won league chamleft handed, but plays ten- pionship in doubles her final three years. nis with her right hand.

Personal: Born on December 22nd, 1992... parents are Lynn and J. Douglas Logan… brother is Lee… majoring in business… enjoys baking… formerly a gymnist… Favorite Quote: “I like being vague instead of doing those other things I like to do.”

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2011 PLAYER PROFILES

THERESA ROQUE 5’8” Freshman Centennial HS - Corona Cypress Highlights: Chose to play for the Chargers after talking to Michelle Esquivel and hearing about how good the tennis was at Cypress College. High School Highlights: Played two years of varsity tennis… helped team get to the playoffs as a junior… named team captain as a senior and played No. 1 doubles… played on the

USTA Junior Tennis Team (Court Queens)… quarter finalist at the Big 8 Tournament as a junior… No. 3 seed at the Big 8 Tournament as a senior. Personal: Born on May 1st, 1992... parents are Antonio and Maritess Roque… siblings are Timothy, Nicole and Krystal… majoring in business… nickname is “Tree”… enjoys photography.

JESSICA ZARATE 5’4” Freshman El Rancho HS - Pico Rivera Cypress Highlights: Chose to play at Cypress out of the blue and enjoys her teammates and coaches. High School Highlights: Earned varsity letters as a junior and senior… also

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played volleyball and softball Personal: Born on June 21st, 1992... parents are Jesse and Kathy Zarate… siblings are Jesse and Jestine… major is undecided.

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TRISH TRAN 5’3” Freshman Loara HS - Vietnam Cypress Highlights: Chose to play at Cypress because she missed playing tennis on a team and decided to join again. High School Highlights: Four-year varsity letterwinner in badminton… two-year letterwinner in tennis and basketball… played No. 3 doubles in tennis as a junior… played

No. 1 singles and No. 2 mixed doubles in badminton as a senior. Personal: Born on November 11th, 1990... parents are Nhan Minh Tran and Kim Nong Nguyen… brother is Nathaniel… enjoys playing badminton and surfing… very outgoing and open minded.


2009 REVIEW

2009 Results Date Opponent 2/10 El Camino 2/19 *Fullerton 2/24 *Irvine Valley 2/26 *Orange Coast 3/3 *Saddleback 3/10 *Riverside 2/12 *Santa Ana 3/17 *Santa Ana 3/19 *Fullerton 3/24 *Irvine Valley 3/26 *Orange Coast 4/1 *Riverside *Orange Empire Conference Match

Location Cypress Cypress Irvine Valley Cypress Saddleback Riverside Santa Ana Cypress Fullerton Cypress Orange Coast Cypress

Result L 2-5 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 3-6 W 6-3 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 1-8

Record 0-1 0-2, 0-1 0-3, 0-2 0-4, 0-3 0-5, 0-4 0-6, 0-5 0-7, 0-6 1-7, 1-6 1-8, 1-7 1-9, 1-8 1-10, 1-9 1-11, 1-12

Final 2009 Conference Standings Team 1. Saddleback 2. Fullerton 3. Orange Coast 4. Riverside 5. Irvine Valley 6. Cypress 6. Santa Ana

Conf. Record 11-1 10-2 9-3 6-6 4-8 1-11 1-11

Overall Record 15-1 16-2 11-4 9-10 5-9 1-12 1-11

* Cypress did not field a team in 2010

Final 2010 Conference Standings Team 1. Saddleback 2. Irvine Valley 3. Orange Coast 4. Fullerton 5. Riverside

Conf. Record 8-0 5-3 5-3 2-6 0-8

Overall Record 14-0 9-3 8-3 8-6 6-9

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SUPPORT STAFF Athletic Director - Diane Henry

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enry has led the Cypress College Physical Education and Athletics department since 1992 as the Department Dean and Athletic Director. Henry began her Cypress College career as the women’s athletic trainer in 1978, becoming the trainer for the school in 1980. During her tenure, Henry has served on numerous boards and committees within the campus. She has a Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University and a B.A. and M.A. in Physical Education from CSU Long Beach. Phone: 714-484-7355 Email: dhenry@cypresscollege.edu

Sports Information Director - Teresa Wang

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ang is in her fifth year as the Charger’s Sports Information Director. She began her stint at Cypress as an assistant for the women’s basketball team where she was part of the 2004-05 State Championship staff. She has her B.A. from University of California Berkeley in economics, a master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco, and a masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Phone: 714-484-7356 Email: twang@cypresscollege.edu

Athletic Trainer - Scott Tucker

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ucker is in his 25th year as the head athletic trainer. He is in charge of the health care of all of Cypress’s student athletes. He is known for his commitment to the strength and conditioning of our student athletes and conducts several on going volunteer programs. He is a graduate from the University of Utah, where he also taught athletic training courses as well as first aid/CPR. Tucker is also an adjunct faculty member - teaching courses in athletic training and First Aid. Phone: 714-484-7381 Email: stucker@cypresscollege.edu

Academic Counselor - Dana Bedard

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edard begins his 18th year as a counselor and professor at Cypress College. This will be the tenth year he has been responsible for the athletic counseling component of the athletic program. Bedard is also the Cypress Men’s Golf coach and is entering his eighth season. Phone: 714-484-7276 Email: dbedard@cypresscollege.edu

Compliance Officer Yvonne Cota

Phone: 714-484-7276 Email: ycota@cypresscollege.edu

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Equipment Coordinator Teresa Sestito

Phone: 714-484-7376 Email: tsestito@cypresscollege.edu


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CYPRESS ATHLETICS

ypress Community Col- have taken center Cypress only startlege boasts a well rounded stage. ed playing intercollephysical education cur- In 1997 the giate women’s soccer riculum along with a successful baseball and in 1991, but the late sports program featuring 13 in- softball squads, Ray Haas quickly built tercollegiate teams and a strong coached by the program into a support staff of professionals. The brothers Scott consistent winner. The school also has a wheelchair bas- and Brad Pickler, Chargers won State ketball program. captured state 2010 Softball State Champions Championships in Student-athletes are provided championships. 1998, 1999 and 2004. quality individual instruction, the The baseball crown was the third Cypress’ 27-0 season in 1999 was chance to deof the 1990s under the rewarded with a No. 1 national velop to their direction of Scott Pickler ranking by the National Soccer full potential who has over 700 wins in Coaches Association of America. and the opporhis 22 years at the school Cypress captured its first tunity to earn a and captured the state women’s basketball championship four-year colchampionship again in in 2005. Margaret Mohr’s team lege or univer2003. Trevor Hoffman set a school record with 28 wins sity scholarof the San Diego Padres, 2004 Soccer State Champions ship. who played at Cypress in Cypress , 1986 and 1987, is a fourwhich offers seven sports for time Major League all-star and women and six for men, has had holds the Major a solid line-up of teams and indi- League record for career saves. vidual athletes who have excelled Brad Pickler, has also had a since the college first opened its great deal of success. He has led doors in 1966. In recent years, the the softball team to a record six 2005 Basketball State Champions baseball, softball, women’s soccer state titles while winning over and women’s basketball programs 1,000 games. The against five defeats. Chargers were Cypress enjoys the first Calistrong support from fornia school to the community and capture three student body, who are consecutive state part of the traditionally championships popular athletic pro(1997, 1998, gram. 1999). 1977 Basketball State Champions 2003 Baseball State Champions

Cypress College State Championships Archery - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 Baseball - 1991, 1994, 1997, 2003 Men’s Basketball - 1977, 1980 Women’s Basketball - 2005 Women’s Golf - 1997 Women’s Soccer - 1998, 1999, 2004 Softball - 1991, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2010

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CYPRESS COLLEGE

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ypress College enriches students’ lives by providing high quality education for transfer to four-year institutions, associate degrees, career technical education, and certificate coursework, as well as basic skills and opportunities for lifelong learning. The college is committed to promoting student learning and success, embracing diversity, and contributing to both the economic and social development of the surrounding community.

Cypress College is a comprehensive twoyear, public college. As a member of the 109-campus California Community College System, we offer the following: FULL-CREDIT: 58 bachelor’s-degree programs are equivalent to the first two years at Cal State, the University of California, and many private universities FAST: 141 career-certificate programs, completed in one semester to two years EARN MORE: Associate’s degrees in 51 areas of study; earning an associate’s degree boosts lifetime earnings by $250,000 LOW COST: $78, plus books, for a typical class FINANCIAL AID: Cypress College administers more than $12 million annually FLEXIBLE: Classes available during the day, evening, on the weekend and even online community that embraces diverse individuals, provides an accessible, supportive climate and encourages a variety of perspectives and opinions.

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2011 CHARGER WOMEN’S TENNIS

Candie Aquino Desiree JC Delon Barlis 5’3” Freshman 5’1” Freshman Kennedy HS - Angel, Philippines Francis Polytechnic HS - Sun Valley

Gianelle Cruz 4’11” Freshman Connelly HS - Cerritos HS

Nicole El-Ali 5’4” Sophomore La Mirada HS - La Mirada

Trish Tran 5’3”” Freshman Loara HS - Vietnam

Jessica Zarate 5’4” Freshman El Rancho HS - Pico Rivera

Jamee Biadora 5’4” Freshman Carson HS - Carson

Sharnen Chorn 5’5” Freshman Garden Grove HS - Garden Grove

Chelsea Logan 5’9” Freshman Cerritos HS - Cerritos

Theresa Roque 5’8” Freshman Centennial HS - Corona

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