List/Grid

Author Archives: Steve Pratt

IMG_1478

Spencer Winding Down Successful Junior Career

Junior Spotlight: Gavin Spencer San Juan Capistrano junior tennis player Gavin Spencer learned a valuable lesson the hard way recently. A tourist location of a recent USTA Level 2 National… Read more »

Sachia Vickery Finals 10-1-17

Vickery Wins Central Coast Pro Open

Sachia Vickery needed just over one hour to beat fellow 22-year-old Jamie Loeb, 6-1, 6-2, and become the first-ever singles champion as the inaugural Central Coast Pro Tennis Open came… Read more »

Viktorija Golubic

Top-Seeded Golubic Posts Two Wins at Central Coast Pro Open

Top-seeded in both singles and doubles, Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic continued her dominance in Templeton on Thursday as she was the only player in both events to advance on with two… Read more »

Dunkle-Whittle

Two Central Coast Girls Debut At Templeton Pro Circuit Event

Playing in their first USTA Pro Circuit tournament was an exhilarating experience for two local residents on Tuesday, the first day of main-draw action at the first annual Central Coast… Read more »

AC4I9404_Tennis_mix_final_USA(bronze medal)

World University Games a Special Trip For Coach Chen

Community Spotlight: Grant Chen Being a part of Team USA this summer and coaching at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan, had extra special meaning for current UCLA associate… Read more »

State_AssemblyWoman_Young_Kim_and_Simon_Paek

Junior Program In Good Hands at La Habra Tennis Center

Facility Spotlight: La Habra Tennis Center Just when it needed a real shot in the arm, Simon Paek and iTennis came to the rescue and since June 1 has been… Read more »

IMG_0833

Staying In Top Shape Important For Junior Gupta’s Game

When 15-year-old Aditya Gupta struck the final ball and the 115th Southern California Junior Sectionals Boys’ 16s title was his back in June, he knew it was because of the… Read more »

Andulka-Open SCTA

iTennis Andulka Park Open Championships To Offer Equal Prize Money

PR rep Marcus Root reports  that the annual iTennis Andulka Park Open Championships this year will offer equal prize on both the men’s and women’s side. See below for more information… Read more »

Central Coast Pro Open logo

Kenin, Chirico Headline Field at First Central Coast Pro Open

Young Americans Sonya Kenin and Louisa Chirico will headline a strong field of up-and-coming professional women’s tennis players when the first annual Central Coast Pro Tennis Open takes place at… Read more »

Barry Friedman and Karue Sell

Sell Beats Redlicki To Win Claremont Club Pro Classic

Former UCLA star Karue Sell won his 13th consecutive match over 10 days in the city of Claremont on Sunday, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3, beating his one-time Bruin teammate Martin… Read more »

Doubles Finalists Baughman, Sell, Song and Lock

Doubles Winners Baughman, Sell To Meet In Claremont Semifinals

First-time partners – and newly crowned Claremont Club Pro Classic doubles champions – Deiton Baughman and Karue Sell will meet in a singles semifinal at the $15,000 USTA Men’s Pro… Read more »

USTA logo

Love For the Game Returns For Baughman

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 14, 2017) – Feeling “motivated” and “rejuventated” after stepping away from life on the pro tennis circuit, 2015 Claremont Club Pro Classic champion Deiton Baughman posted two… Read more »

Karue Sell

Qualifier Sell Upsets Top-Seeded Player at Claremont

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 13, 2017) – Karue Sell kept us his winning ways during the first round of action at the Claremont Club Pro Classic as the former UCLA player… Read more »

USTA logo

UCLA’s Redlicki Opens With Win at Claremont

UCLA senior Martin Redlicki opened up play at the Claremont Club Pro Classic with a three-set win over wild card Alberto Lim of the Philippines, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-3, on… Read more »

USTA logo

Claremont Club Finishes Up Qualifying; Draws Released

Eight players won four rounds of qualifying matches over the past three days to earn main-draw entry into the 22nd Annual Claremont Club Pro Classic, a $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit… Read more »

Sebastian Fanselow, Barry Friedman, Evan Zhu

Claremont Club To Host USTA Pro Circuit Event

The Claremont USTA Pro Classic will celebrate its 22nd year, and once again will feature some of the rising stars in pro tennis. The first of three consecutive $15,000 USTA… Read more »

Royal

Adult Spotlight: Atif Moon

As one of the only wheelchair tennis player competing on a Southern California USTA 3.5 League team, Atif Moon says he appreciates opponents he faces who don’t take him lightly… Read more »

IMG_7169

Final Thoughts On Girls’ National Championships

Some final thoughts and observations from this past weekend’s USTA 16s and 18s National Championships, which took place at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego… Kudos to USTA National… Read more »

IMG_3967

Junior Spotlight: Jacob Bullard

Jacob Bullard was likely just too tired to muster up any negative displays of emotion or loud outbursts during last month’s USTA Clay Court Nationals. The 16-year-old Calabasas High junior… Read more »

Chen, Kratzer to Meet In All-SoCal Nationals Final Sunday

Duke University-bound Kelly Chen of Cerritos continued her amazing run at the USTA Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships taking place at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego on… Read more »

Whitney

Cerritos’ Chen, Newport Beach’s Kratzer Make Final Four at Nationals

A rematch of this year’s French Open Girls’ singles final highlighted quarterfinal play at the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships on Friday at the Barnes Tennis Center. Playing… Read more »

SoCal Girls Keep On Winning At USTA Nationals

Four of the eight girls playing in the quarterfinals of today’s USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships being played at the Barnes Tennis Center are from Southern California. Pepperdine… Read more »