With a roster filled with young players, La Reina girls' tennis coach Bowie Hahn knew his team might experience some "growing pains," early this season. Sure enough, the Regents lost four of their first five non-league matches.
But the losses gave the youngsters valuable experience and since league began, the Regents have been red hot.
On Thursday, La Reina (4-0) defeated Malibu 11-7 to take sole possession of first place in the Tri-Valley League. One of the key performances was turned in by the double team of Gaby Stevens and Niki Anaya who swept their sets. Stevens is a freshman and Anaya is in her first season as a varsity player.