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Indians make semis

BOYS’ TENNIS: With Campbell ineligible, Burroughs has two singles players and a doubles team in Pacific League semifinals.

May 05, 2010|By Jeff Tully

BURBANK — With some solid singles players waiting for them in last season in the Pacific League preliminaries, Burroughs High’s Trevor Campbell and Robert Henry were paired as a doubles team.

Indians Coach Roy Bernhardt thought the players would make a formidable tandem. The coach was right, as Campbell and Henry went on to win a league championship and advanced deep into CIF Southern Section play.

Many were wondering if the two would again be joined in this year’s prelims Monday at Pasadena High. But it was quickly revealed that the idea was not be feasible. That’s because Campbell, a senior, was ineligible because of grades.


Despite the team’s No. 1 singles player not taking part, Burroughs did qualify two individuals and one doubles team for the semifinals.

The semifinals and finals will take place at 1 p.m. today at Pasadena.

“It’s just too bad about Trevor, especially because he’s a senior,” said Bernhardt, whose team tied for the league title this season. “Not having him is really going to hurt us for the playoffs. We might not even get past the second round.”

Campbell is a former All-Area Singles Player of the Year and he and Henry were the All-Area Doubles Team of the Year last season.

The Indians will have their other top singles in today’s competition, as junior No. 1-seeded Robert Henry and No. 1 Garrett Auproux, a freshman, both won their two sets Monday.

The Burroughs top doubles team of Frankie Chicco and Phillip Lam was also affected by grades, as Chicco was deemed ineligible.

In a pinch, Bernhardt teamed Lam up with freshman Kevin Hoang. The newly formed pair won their two sets in the prelims to make it to the semifinals.

Burbank will have no individuals or doubles teams in the semifinals.

The Bulldogs did get a fine effort from the freshmen doubles duo of Keon Park and Clayton Pauff, who beat an Arcadia team in the opening round, 6-4, 7-5. However, the Burbank duo fell to Lam and Hoang, 4-6, 5-7, in the second round.

“I was happy with the way that they played,” Burbank Coach Loi Phan said of his doubles squad. “They fought and they played the Burroughs team to a very close set.”

The team of James Hong and Arthur Kubko lost in the first round, 6-7(0-7), 2-6, to a team from Hoover.

In singles, Burbank’s Kahree Bellow won his opener against Oscar Lam of Burroughs, 6-3, 6-1, and then fell, 6-0, 6-0, to a player from Arcadia.

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