Friday, May 26, 2017

Tennis

Dream Big…Always: Tommy Paul Focuses On His Dreams

To most of us, the net on a tennis court divides the physical space between the opponents; the place where they move and play, a boundary to define whether a ball is in or out. For Tommy Paul, one of the nation’s top teen tennis players, the net demarcates the psychic space of strategy, mental toughness, and a place where …

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Tennis Duo: Eric Tseng and Drew Dawson Power Successful UHS Tennis

By Deborah Tsogbe All great athletic programs have length in the form of a strong history; and depth with great talent. The University High School tennis team fills out both dimensions as it earned a legacy as one of the best tennis programs in Southern California. The numbers indicate the length of the program’s success: 193 wins and only six …

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Katie Ta: Capo Valley Tennis Star and 2014 Player of the Year

For Capo Valley High School junior Katie Ta, what started as a way to be more like her brother and sister has turned into a dedicated activity. Katie was just 10 when she started to tag along with her brother Matthew and sister Ashley to tennis matches and practices, and soon tagging along turned into championship tennis. “I really liked …

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National Letter of Intent Signing Day for Orange County Student-Athletes

BOYS BASKETBALL Joe Furstinger (Santa Margarita) New Mexico GIRLS BASKETBALL Amy Ogren (Mater Dei) Point Loma Nazarene Kayla Stephens (Segerstrom) Alabama State BASEBALL John Balliet (Mission Viejo) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Turner Buis (Fullerton) Cal State Fullerton Chase Calabuig (Capistrano Valley) San Diego State Griffin Canning (Santa Margarita) UCLA Parker Coss (Capistrano Valley Christian) UC Irvine Taylor Fajardo (Capistrano …

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Orange Coast League and Trinity League Tennis Champions

Congratulations to Laguna Beach High School’s Kira Hamilton for taking the League singles championship and only losing 4 games in the championship tournament. Hamilton is also on the Laguna Breakers Surf Team — she competed in 2 surf events during the League tennis tournament finals. Also, congratulations to Santa Margarita freshman Katie Chang for taking the singles championship. Chang entered …

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Alyssa Smith from Dana Point Extends a Family Tennis Tradition

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TENNIS? HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I started playing tennis when I was six years old. My parents coached me until I was 10 which was when I started working with the USTA’s player development program in Carson, California. I continued training with the USTA in Carson for the last seven years until this …

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