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East Valley briefs: 2 E.V. youths win tennis titles in Omaha, Denver

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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2008 11:25 pm | Updated: 9:55 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Alexandra Letzt of Scottsdale and Andy Nguyen, who will be a senior at Phoenix Mountain Pointe, each claimed U.S. Tennis Association National Open event titles this week.

Letzt didn’t lose a set in five matches as she won the 12-year-old girls singles title in Omaha, Neb., as the top seed in her age division.

Nguyen, who won the 5A Division I state title in 2007, swept six matches to win the boys 18 singles championship in Denver. Nguyen was a No. 10 seed but won six matches, and paired with Tempe Corona del Sol’s Garret Dunn to win the doubles championship.

GOLF

• Phoenix Mountain Pointe graduate Ali Carter and Mesa Dobson graduate Lauren Halstead were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar teams for Northern Arizona University. It’s Carter’s second consecutive year winning a scholar award, as the 4.0 GPA elementary education student finished second at the Big Sky Conference championship and was medalist at the conference preview.

Halstead, a junior, has a 3.76 GPA and recently shot a career-best 73 in the final round of the conference championship.

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