NOTES AND QUOTES for a Saturday in the Napa Valley:

Annie Moore of Napa and Mike Fischer of Fairfield were recently presented with the 4.0 mixed doubles players of the year award in Sacramento at the U.S. Tennis Association Northern California Grand Prix Tournament, which was held at the Gold River Tennis Club.

The team of Moore and Fischer went 35-0 for the regular tournament season in mixed doubles tournaments.


Comcast SportsNet California will carry today’s 59th annual Causeway Classic between rival schools UC Davis (3-7 overall, 2-5 Big Sky Conference) and visiting Sacramento State (6-4 overall, 4-3 Big Sky). It’s a 3:08 p.m. kickoff from Aggie Stadium.

KHTK (1140 AM), KDVS (90.3 FM), Classic (93.1 FM) and KAHI (950 AM) will also have the game.

It’s the final game of the season for Davis and it’s also the final game for head coach Bob Biggs, who is retiring from the sidelines. Biggs has been at the helm of the Aggie program for 20 years.


Tony Montelli of St. Helena and Jake Blakeley of Calistoga are the guests of the KVON “SportsVine” today.

The hour-long show, hosted by Terry Simpkins, Mark McLeod and Charles Kennedy, airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 AM.

Montelli and Blakeley will be in studio to talk about “Turkey Bowl III,” the annual alumni football game between St. Helena and Calistoga high schools. The game is scheduled for Nov. 24 at the Napa County Fairgrounds’ Huston Field in Calistoga, with proceeds going to benefit both schools. It’s a full-contact game.


Former Solano Community College women’s soccer standout Natalie Guerrieri, a senior defender, started for Biola University in the Eagles’ 2-1 loss to Vanguard in the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament finals in La Mirada on Nov. 9.

Guerrieri, a Napa High graduate, was the Bay Valley Conference Player of the Year and the Falcons’ MVP her sophomore season at Solano in 2010. She was the Defender of the Year her freshman season at Solano in 2009.


Napa Valley tennis players continue to stay active in U.S. Tennis Association-NorCal tournaments.

In the men’s 4.5 quarterfinals of a National Tennis Rating Program event, Jeff Tatro of Napa beat Christopher Schultz of Napa, 7-6 (6), 6-3.

Susan Hafleigh of Napa and Francesca Kirkpatrick of Napa won in the quarterfinals of a NTRP women’s 3.5 doubles event, beating Chris Batory of Homewood and Sarah Gallagher of Crockett, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (8).

In NTRP women’s 4.0 singles, Mary Rocca of Napa won in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-0 over Kathryn Samples of Santa Rosa. Rocca lost in the semifinals to Claudia Brown Suh of Benicia, 6-1, 6-1.

In NTRP women’s 4.5 singles, Amy Rogers of St. Helena lost in the semifinals to Fanny Gamble of San Rafael, 6-1, 6-2.

Ericka Iten of St. Helena lost in the finals to Gamble, 6-1, 6-2.


The University of Arizona lacrosse club team, which has McRae Kirmse of Napa, won the Best of the West Tournament in Las Vegas last week. Arizona beat BYU in the finals.

The Best of the West, now in its 14th year, is part of the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase. It’s one of the premier lacrosse tournaments in the western U.S., offering nine different divisions.

Kirmse is a 2011 Justin-Siena graduate who played Napa Junior Lacrosse. He transferred to Arizona from Western New England College (Springfield, Mass.). Kirmse was an All-Napa County player as a wide receiver on the Justin-Siena football team in 2010.


Jeff Brehaut of Los Altos shot a final round 68 and finished as the runner-up at the 2012 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the par-72 TPC Eagle Trace on Friday at Coral Springs, Fla.

Brehaut won’t turn 50 until June 13. As a result, he will have to wait nearly six months to make his debut when the 2013 campaign gets under way.

“The Tour told me I could come to the school and if I made it I’d probably get in four events. I wasn’t sure what to expect but my game has been pretty good and I’m thrilled with how it went,” said Brehaut.

Gene Jones of Orlando, Fla., shot a final-round 70 to post a three-stroke victory and claim medalist honors at the qualifying tournament. Jones finished with a 72-hole total of 13-under-par 275 and finished three better than Brehaut, a rookie.

Jones won $30,000 and Brehaut earned $20,000.

The other three qualifiers were Mark Mouland (Kenilworth, England), Jim Rutledge (Victoria, B.C., Canada) and John Riegger (Henderson, Nev.).

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at or call 256-2223.

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