Girls tennis: five aces
By MIKE CAMUNAS
Published February 22, 2007
Vanessa DeMauri, Jr., Hudson: After playing in numerous offseason tournaments, she moves to No. 1 from No. 3, where she was district runnerup in 2006. A district champion at No. 2 doubles, she was a runnerup at No. 5 singles in 2005.
Yumi Hasegawa, Sr., Wesley Chapel: For two of her three years with the Wildcats, Hasegawa has dominated the county. She went 15-0 and won her district in 2006, her first loss coming in the state semifinals to the player who eventually won the state title.
Paula Te, Sr, Land O'Lakes: She returns to No. 1 after going 5-6 in 2006, including 4-3 in conference play. The senior looks to make a strong run at districts, according to 14-year coach Mary Jane Reeves-Watson.
Kristin Greenup, Jr., River Ridge: In 2006, she had just two losses - to Hasegawa and Central's Jeanette McDonald - but fell short in the district finals. Greenup will be vital to the Royal Knights repeating as district champions.
Tamara Bustard, So., Ridgewood: Devotion to improving her game has moved her from No. 4 to No. 1 in just her second year of organized competition. Coach Joe Kelly said Bustard earned the nod by beating out the team's No. 2 player and because of her 11-4 record in 2006.