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...... BHHS boys' tennis squad dominating playoff oppo- nents Steven Herbert The top-seeded Beverly Hills High boys' tennis team was scheduled to face second- seeded Westlake in the Southern Section Division III boys' tennis final Wednesday at the Claremont Club that was set to be completed after the Beverly Hills Weekly's deadline. A victory would give the Normans their third championship in the past four years and complete the best four-year span in the team's history. They qualified for a school record-tying fourth consecutive Southern Section final with a 17-1 semifinal victory over Sunny Hills May 24, their 18th victory in their last 19 playoff matches. Beverly Hills reached four consecutive finals from !940-43, but won only one titlc. It won three titles between 1951 and 1954, but failed to reach thcfinals in 1953. This is the fourth consecutive vear the Normans and Warriors are meeting in a Southern Section final. Westlake was a 10-8 winner last year after BevcrlyHills won thc preceding two years. The Normans (22-5) have been dominant from essentially every perspective in lhcir four playoff matches entering Wednesday's play, winning 68 of 72 scts. Their 0nly loss in 36 singles sets came in a tiebreaker when the match had already bccn dccidcd. Beverly Hills has also won 33 of 36 doubles sets. withonly one loss coming before the match had been clinched. The Normans have also been getting off to strong starts, winning 23 of 24 sets in the first round. They exemplified that against Sunny Hills. Bryan Swatt, Justin Gordon and Garrett Leight all won their singles scts. The Jonathan Dutton-Tyler Reichwald and Darren Himeles-Brandon Richman doubles teams were also victorious in the first round, giving Beverly Hills a 5-I lead. The Normans clinched the match in the second round as Swatt, Gordon, Leight and the Dutton-Reichwald and Himeles-Richman doubles team were again victorious, while the Steven Eidelman-Peter Gabbay doubles team was also victorious. Beverly Hills won all three singles sets and all three doubles sets in the final round. The Normans were 17-1 winners at Foothill in a quarterfinal match May 22. The Dutton-Reichwald, Eidelman-Gabbay and Himeles-Richman doubles teams each won all three of their sets. Swart and Leight each won all three of their singles sets while Gordon won two. Beverly Hills led 6-0 after the first round and 12-0 after the second. Track and Field Beverly Hills High senior Jibril Raymo finished seventh in the boys' 400 meters in the Southern Section Masters Meet Friday night at Cerritos College. Raymo was timed in 49.20 seconds, He needed to finish fifth or be timed in at least 48.47 to qualify for the CIF State Championship Meet Friday and Saturday in Sacramento. Rialto senior Darren Brock was fifth in 48.48. Irvine senior Mario Bassani won in 47.01. Raymo has acknowledged a need to improve his starts, but coach Howard Edelman said Raymo "got off to a decent start." "Coming off the turn there were four or five guys battling for the last two [state meet] qualifying spots," Edelman said. "There were two he was able to beat and two he was- n't." Awards Luncheon and Sports Academy Beverly Hills High School will conduct its ninth annual Athletic Awards Luncheon at I 1:30 a.m. June 7 at the Beverly Hilton. Tickets are priced at $35 for adults and $25 for students and can be purchased by calling the school's athletic department at (310) 229- 3685, extension 8680. UCLA football coach Bob Toledo will be the guest speaker. The fourth annual Beverly Hills Sports Academy for sixth- through eighth-grade stu- dents will be conducted by Beverly Hills High School's coaches from June 25-July at the high school and Roxbury Park. Additional information is available by calling (310) 551-5100, extension 8680. Baseball Nick Macciocca pitched a two-hitter, retiring the final 10 hitters, as Beverly Hills High concluded its season with a 5-0 victory over Leuzinger in an Ocean League game at La Cienega Park May 10. Jesse Macht's two-out first-inning double drove in Steven Seigel with the only run the Normans (11-14, 6-8 in league play) would prove to need. Beverly Hills added two runs in the fourth as Rahmin Buckman and Reid Wolf walked, Bryan Engler doubled and Chasen Walker singled. Walker singled in two more runs in the sixth. 1~ 12 Beverly Hills Weekly | Serving Beverly Hills since z988 , Voice Mail Service , Doctor's Service o Local and Long Distance Phone Service o "Follow Me" and Conference Call Service m In Studio 2 - 8x10 $ 75 $100 You keep the negatives B/W or 2 poses 2 - 8x10 Plus Vou keep the negatives Shoot fllmt Print Digital in Studio Session I1: m