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Tennis victory, volleyball heartbreak!

Sharon Reibstein (in foreground) waits, as her teammate, Jazmin Ortiz serves. The two won the Southern California doubles championship

By William Dudley

GROSSMONT COLLEGE –A dynamic women’s tennis rivalry/partnership and an oh-so-close comeback in men’s volleyball highlighted a successful spring sports campaign for Grossmont College.

Women’s tennis, basketball, and softball all won Pacific Coast Conference titles, as did the men’s swim/dive team.  Women’s tennis and men’s volleyball carried their victorious ways to the state level.

Jazmin Ortiz and Sharon Reibstein, the top two players for women’s tennis coach Megan Haber, found themselves constantly playing for regional and state title matches – either against each other in singles, or together in doubles.

In the Southern California regional individual tournament, held at Grossmont College in May 5-7, Ortiz and Reibstein found themselves playing against each other for the regional championship.  Reibstein won 6-1, 6-3.

The consensus  judgment on how it felt to compete against one’s teammate, according to the players and Coach Haber, was “weird.” Haber noted that in such events she did not coach as actively as she sometimes does, but rather just kicked back and enjoyed watching the match.

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GC women’s teams defend their top spots

Story by William Dudley; Video by Taylor Harris

William Dudley

GROSSMONT COLLEGE—The women’s tennis and softball teams both scored lopsided wins at home Thursday, March 3,   leaving the teams on the top of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference standings.

Coach Megan Haber (tennis) and Rick Trestrail (softball) offered similar assessments of their teams: Fun, hard-working, but too soon in the season to tell how good they really are.

Rooted on by a loud cheering section (the Grossmont men’s tennis team had no scheduled match that day), the women’s tennis team swept Cuyamaca College, conceding a measly nine games out of 114 played. Sharon Reibstein, Jazmin Ortiz, Alexis Ronney, Taryn Andrews, Margaux Lawton, and Jami Thomas all won their singles matches in straight sets, with Ortiz and Thomas scoring 6-0 6-0 wins. The doubles teams of Reibstein/Ortiz, Ronney/Lawton, and Andrews/Thomas prevailed over their opponents in single pro sets 8-0, 8-2, and 8-1 respectively.

The match left Grossmont with a 6-0 record. Haber, a member of Grossmont’s 1988 state championship squad, expressed excitement about her team’s prospects, but noted that in the world of community college tennis, “you don’t know what other teams have” until you play them.

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