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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 »

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Devon Jack Making An Impact On, Off Court at Brown

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Devon Jack Brown University women’s tennis freshman Devon Jack has already made her impact felt on her team, not only with her play but also her sportsmanship. In a… Read more »

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San Diego’s Nakashima Wins 16s At 50th Annual Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., – Brandon Nakashima picked a pretty good time to play some of the best tennis he’s ever played. The top-seed in the Boys’ 16s division at the… Read more »

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Southern Californian’s Ayeni, Liu Capture Adidas Easter Bowl Titles

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The No.-8 seeded Alafia Ayeni from San Diego and top-seeded Claire Liu from Thousand Oaks, Calif., captured ITF 18s boys’ and girls’ singles titles on the… Read more »

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Owensby Overcomes Seven Match Points To Win Girls’ 14s Title At Adidas Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Storyline after storyline. There was no shortage of them at the 50th Annual Adidas Easter Bowl USTA Junior National Spring Championships on Thursday at the Indian… Read more »

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Alexandre Rotsaert Looking To Repeat Winning Carson Success at Adidas Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Alexandre Rotsaert isn’t the most well-known American junior tennis player, but knows a few more wins at the 50th Annual Adidas Easter Bowl USTA Junior National… Read more »

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Defending Champ Gianni Ross Opens With Win In Defense of 2016 Adidas Easter Bowl Title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – It’s been 45 years since there’s been a repeat winner in the Boys’ 18s division at the premier junior tennis tournament in the nation. At this… Read more »

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Claire Liu Reliving Old Glory at Adidas Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The 2015 Easter Bowl was great for both Girls’ ITF singles winner Claire Liu and Boys’ ITF singles finalist Sam Riffice. Both made victorious returns to… Read more »

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Adidas Easter Bowl To Celebrate 50th Tournament At Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Since 1968, Annual Junior Tennis Tournament Has Featured The Nation’s Top Boys and Girls 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s Players INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The Adidas Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring… Read more »

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Fanselow Defeats Klahn To Capture USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas Title

CALABASAS, Calif., — Whether it was his serving, baseline attack or return game, Sebastian Fanselow of Germany could do little wrong during Sunday’s championship match of the USTA Men’s Pro… Read more »

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Qualifier Sell upsets No. 2 seed Hemery at USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas

CALABASAS, Calif., — Karue Sell registered the first big upset at the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas when the former UCLA standout upset No. 2 seed Calvin Hemery… Read more »

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McDonald Lands Top Seeding At USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas

CALABASAS, Calif., — Former UCLA standout Mackenzie McDonald cruised past fellow American Henry Craig 6-4, 6-2 on Monday to earn one of the eight qualifying openings for the 2017 USTA… Read more »

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Periera To Lend Quick Hand At UCLA

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bryce Periera A champion at major junior events like the Easter Bowl, The Ojai Tournament and the Kalamazoo Boys’ National Hardcourts, Bryce Pereira started off his year by… Read more »