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Nakashima Takes 18s Title; Final Sectional Results

Now Brandon Nakashima knows what true revenge feels like. The 15-year-old from San Diego lived up to his top seeding to capture his third SCTA Junior Sectional Singles title with… Read more »

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Kuhle Named Girls’ Nationals Tournament Director

A familiar face in Southern California tennis circles has been named the new tournament director of the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships. The USTA has named San Diego… Read more »

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Semifinals Set At SCTA Junior Sectionals

Top-seeded Brandon Nakashima came up big Saturday to advance to the Boys’ 18s semifinals with a solid straight-set win over No. 5-8 seeded UCLA-bound Connor Hance during the 115th Annual… Read more »

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Saturday’s Sectionals Schedule

The 115th Annual SCTA Junior Sectionals continue on Saturday with the top matchup coming in the Boys’ 18s singles as top-seeded Brandon Nakashima from San Diego takes on Torrance’s Connor… Read more »

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Friday’s Sectional Schedule

The 115th Annual SCTA Junior Sectional continued on Thursday at the host site Los Caballeros Racquet Club in Fountain Valley and other nearby venues. Click on the following for Friday’s… Read more »

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Thursday’s Sectionals Schedule of Play

Here is Thursday’s Schedule for the 115th Annual SCTA Junior Sectionals. Click Thursday Sectionals Schedule. Boys’ 18s action kicked off Wednesday with main-draw play in singles. No. 2 seeded Timothy… Read more »

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Wootton Named To Women’s Coaching Staff at USC

New USC Women’s Head Tennis Coach Alison Swain wasted little time hiring a new assistant coach as she recently tabbed Chris Wootton to help her in leading the Trojans. Wootton… Read more »

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Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club Named USTA Facility Award Winner

The USTA has announced that the Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club is one of 12 winners in the 36th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or… Read more »

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Templeton Tennis Ranch To Host Pro Event

The largest professional tennis event to ever be held on the Central Coast will take place the last week in September as the Templeton Tennis Ranch (ttrtennis.com) will play host… Read more »

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UCLA Players, Coach Headed To Taipei

The following information was posted on the UCLA Bruins Athletic website. Congratulations to the four players and UCLA Coach Chen, and be sure to check back for updates and results… Read more »

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Facility Spotlight: Templeton Tennis Ranch Offers More Than Tennis

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco – and located at the northernmost reaches of the Southern California USTA Section and just off Highway 101 – is a new and… Read more »

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Junior Salma Ewing Enjoying Success Playing Up In Open Division

Junior Spotlight: Salma Ewing Years from now when 16-year-old Salma Ewing looks back on her junior tennis career, the 2017 Ojai Tennis Tournament will be at the top of the… Read more »

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Boyer Leads Junior U.S. Davis Cup Team To Victories In Mexico

Three Southern California natives, including one now training in Florida, recently competed as a three-man team on an international stage as Tristan Boyer, Govind Nanda and William Grant led the… Read more »

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Two San Diego Players Lead World Cup Team To Bronze Title

After finishing eighth last year, two San Diego players — Dana Mathewson and Lauren Haneke-Hopps – helped their team earn the bronze medal with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland at… Read more »

Alberto Ramos Happy With Decision To Get Back To Tennis

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Alberto Ramos There was a time in Alberto Ramos’ life where he thought he had walked away from tennis for good, but something kept calling him back. Ramos… Read more »

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USC Beats UCLA, 4-3, To Capture Pac-12 Championship

OJAI – In a Pac-12 Championship match for the ages at the history-steeped Ojai Tennis Tournament, USC freshman Brandon Holt outlasted UCLA senior Gage Brymer, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, at No…. Read more »

Stanford Captures First-Ever Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championship

OJAI, Calif. – No. 1 STANFORD captured the inaugural 2017 women’s tennis team championship with a 5-1 win over No. 2 California at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. The regular season… Read more »

Pac-12 Finals Today at The Ojai

Friday’s Pac-12 Men’s Championship Semifinals at Libbey Park No. 1 UCLA def. No. 5 Stanford, 4-0; No. 3 USC def. No. 2 Cal, 4-1 Saturday’s Pac-12 Men’s Championship at Libbey… Read more »

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Pac-12 Women’s Tournament Takes a New Twist

Once again, the 117th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament serves up the NCAA’s best in women’s tennis in hosting the Pac-12 Conference to be played next week, but with a new… Read more »

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Ringer Leads Desert Team To BNP Paribas Senior Cup Title

Senior/Adult Spotlight: Donna Ringer Donna Ringer has played the BNP Paribas Senior Cup the last five years, but it wasn’t until this year when she captained her team “Calendar Girls”… Read more »

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So-Cal-based SOLINCO Sports Signs Deal With Bryan Brothers

Southern California-based SOLINCO Sports has announced that it has entered into an endorsement deal for tennis strings with 16-time Grand Slam champions and Olympic gold medalists, Bob and Mike Bryan…. Read more »

Tracy Austin To Help Honor Rod Laver At The Ojai

Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin has been added to a special evening at this year’s Ojai Tennis Tournament as she will help in honoring all-time great Rod Laver during… Read more »