Helman, Thompson, Paller win divisions at Fallbrook Winter Junior Satellite Tournament

Temecula players Lean Helman and Karen Thompson and Murrieta netter Victoria Paller won divisions at the 28th annual Fallbrook Winter Junior Satellite Tournament whose matches were played January 11-12 and January 18-19 at the Fallbrook Tennis Club.

Helman and Thompson teamed for the Girls 16 Doubles championship, and Helman also won the Girls 16 Singles title. Paller was the Girls 14 Singles


The doubles divisions utilized a round-robin format while singles championships were decided by elimination brackets.

The Girls 16 Singles championship match involved two Temecula players.  Helman defeated Kendall Leander by a 6-1, 6-3 score.

Paller played Varsha Mendu of San Marcos in the Girls 14 Singles final. Paller obtained a 6-4 victory in the first set. Mendu tied the match with a 6-3 triumph in the second set.  Paller won the third set by a 7-5 score.

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