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Echeverria prevails in first tennis tournament

 

Last updated 10/16/2017 at Noon

Sofia Echeverria, fifth from left, proudly holds her trophy after taking first place in a tennis tournament held at the Rancho Arbolitos Tennis Club in Poway. Echeverria won in her tournament debut. Also pictured, left to right, are Daryl Batac, Angela Palmerin, Makena Ruth Herman, coach/tennis pro Mike Amador, Jeffrey Roback, and Alexa Guadarrama.

FALLBROOK – Sofia Echeverria of Fallbrook competed in her first career tournament and took first place at the Rancho Arbolitos Tennis Club in Poway on Oct. 1.

Girls from San Diego, Coronado, Poway, and Rancho Santa Fe participated in the tourney. Echeverria faced teammate Ruth Herman in the semifinals and prevailed in a close 7-5, 7-5 match.

Echeverria, 10, acknowledged she had some early jitters playing in her first tournament.

“I was so nervous at first but once I got on the court and hit the first ball it all went away,” said Echeverria.

Echeverria, who attends Live Oak Element...



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