Chelsea Bruno, Mills Tennis
Chelsea Bruno has made a strong start to her tennis career at Mills College. The freshman from Edgewood, WA has established herself as the school’s number three tennis player, and has been an essential part of the team’s successes. Most recently, Bruno won both her matches in the hard-fought 5-4 loss against Diablo Valley College. She and partner Kim Dutton won their number one doubles match against DVC, and then Bruno backed up that performance with an impressive 6-2, 6-4 victory at number three singles.
Bruno’s success isn’t limited to her tennis skills.
“Chelsea is an absolute pleasure to have on the tennis team,” said head tennis cxoach Marc Weinstein. “Her unselfishness, work ethic and strength of character beautifully model the way for her teammates. In her quiet way she has become a leader already in her first year on the team”.
You can watch Bruno and the Mills tennis team play Notre Dame at home on Wednesday, Mar. 11 at 2 p.m.
Angie Sandoval, Mills Track & Field
Junior Angie Sandoval was heavily recruited from DeAnza College last fall, and has not disappointed. She was the number two runner in cross country, and is the team’s top distance runner in track.
Angie dominated on the UC Berkeley track last weekend, where she finished first for Mills in the 400-meter (1:09) and 800-meter (2:37). Running three races in one meet is a huge feat for any distance runner, but Sandoval was undaunted. She came back in the two-mile, once again finishing first for Mills, and running 12:19, a new personal best for her.
“Angie has a real shot at going to Nationals this season,” said head coach Laura Davis. “But it’s more than talent that makes her such a great presence on the team; she’s a hard worker, a consistent leader, and loves the sport of track and field. I think we’re only just beginning to see what she can do.”
The Mills track and field team will compete at SF State on Saturday, Mar. 7, where Angie will race in her primary event, the 3000-meter steeplechase.