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TRITONS WIN FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2014

The SoCal Tennis on Campus season concluded this past weekend as the Sectional Championships took place in Claremont. Fifteen universities were represented, with schools sending multiple teams within their clubs to compete. With coveted bids to the USTA TOC National Championships on the line, players were hungry to battle it out against the best in the nation.

SOCAL BOARD MEMBERS CLARK & DAMU BOBB CELEBRATE BHM

The similarities between Damu Bobb and Gabrielle Clark don’t end with the fact that both are WeHo residents who played college tennis and traveled around the nation as junior players.

SERVICE AWARD WINNERS RECOGNIZED FOR GIVING BACK TO TENNIS

Tennis in SoCal is what it is because of the contributions of passionate individuals. Earlier this month, we recognized several of those stars of SoCal tennis for their work growing the game.

BUDDY TURL NAMED  TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH

The USTA Southern California junior staff has recognized Buddy Turl of Bakersfield Racquet Club as the January 2024 Junior Tournament Director of the Month.

ADULT TENNIS NEWS

ALL IN THE GAME OF LOVE: NORMA AND RICHARD ISKENDERIAN

Maintaining a relationship is no easy task. For the Iskenderians, it has been the sacrifices they’ve made for each other that have brought them closer both in life and on the tennis court.

MEDALS GALORE FOR SOCAL TEAMS AT ADULT INTERSECTIONALS

Facing off against premier talent across the nation, Southern California’s finest adult players were on full display at the 2023 Level 2 Men and Women’s Intersectional Team Championships.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY AND SAN DIEGO TEAMS SHINE AT TRI-LEVEL SECTIONALS

Taking place December 1-3, more than 700 players battled it out at the 2023 Adult 18 & Over Tri-Level Sectionals at Great Park and Racquet Club of Irvine in Orange County.

SUZANNE YOUNG NAMED NOVEMBER LEAGUE CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH

In recognition of her outstanding leadership and dedication, USTA Southern California has honored Suzanne Young of La Quinta as November 2023 League Captain of the Month.

DAVID HOFFMAN NAMED JUNE 2023 ADULT LEAGUE CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH

USTA Southern California has named David Hoffman of Westlake Village, who captains teams out of Westlake Athletic Club, as the June 2023 Adult League Captain of the Month.

STEVE LAKOWSKE NAMED MAY 2023 ADULT LEAGUE CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH

USTA Southern California has named Steve Lakowske of Avila Beach, who captains teams out of the Central Coast, as the May 2023 Adult League Captain of the Month.

JUNIOR TENNIS NEWS

FINAL 8 JUNIOR MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS ARE IN!

The Final 8 Junior Masters Championships have wrapped up at the Racquet Club of Irvine, with the top junior players in Southern California competing in a special round-robin event.

USTA SOCAL PROFILE: THIS IS… WHITTIER’S GWYNETH BRITTON

Even from a young age, Whittier’s hugely talented Gwyneth Britton has flourished in distinguishing herself and earning recognition at a national level both on and off the court.

THE RESULTS ARE IN FROM JUNIOR DOUBLES SECTIONALS AT LOS CAB!

Showcasing some of the top talent that SoCal junior tennis has to offer, Junior Doubles Sectionals concluded this past weekend at Los Cab in Fountain Valley.

CECIL MAMIIT NAMED OCTOBER TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH

USTA Southern California has announced that Burbank’s Cecil Mamiit, Director of the Tennis Mechanix Academy, has been named the October Junior Tournament Director of the Month.

CHRIS DUDECK NAMED SEPTEMBER TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH

USTA Southern California has named Chris Dudeck, Director of Tennis at the Westlake Athletic Club, as the September 2023 Junior Tournament Director of the Month.

DAVID GOODMAN NAMED AUGUST TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH

USTA Southern California has named David Goodman of La Mirada, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Biola University, as the August 2023 Junior Tournament Director of the Month.

COMMUNITY TENNIS NEWS

FIRST BREAK’S HARDEN DREAMS BIG FOR HIS FUTURE IN TENNIS

Since the passing of his father, First Break Academy tennis pro Brendan Harden has committed more time than ever to his two younger siblings, Kellie and Kamden. 

THIS IS… TEMPLETON TENNIS RANCH’S RALPH GOEHRING

Something special is happening up in Templeton. Ralph Goehring has built a thriving tennis community at Templeton Tennis Ranch, which was recently named a USTA Outstanding Facility.

SEEKING MORE TENNIS OFFICIALS: DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Being an Official is a complicated job. Tennis is a unique sport, one where a competitor is responsible for assessing an opponent’s actions. But, in the end, many Officials agree it’s worth it.

FIRST BREAK ACADEMY’S LA TENNIS BASH TO TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 9

Hosted by First Break Academy, the sixth annual LA Tennis Bash is Saturday, December 9th and will allow SoCal residents the chance to play with the stars of the game past and present.

PASSION STILL BURNS FOR SAN DIEGO TENNIS LEGEND ANGEL LOPEZ

Angel Lopez was born and raised in San Diego’s Logan Heights area playing all the traditional sports his friends took part in – but it was through tennis where he found his lifelong passion.

IBANEZ’S TENNIS DREAMS CONTINUE IN NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Fabiana Ibanez’s tennis journey has taken her all over – from the rainy state of Oregon, to the bottom of South America, and finally the sun-kissed San Diego County suburb of San Marcos.

COLLEGE TENNIS NEWS

SPORTSMANSHIP 52: UC-IRVINE’S NOAH ZAMORA PAIRS TALENT AND RESPECT

Today, it has become a rarity to find athletes who pair excellent play alongside exceptional behavior. One of the few who shows both of these qualities at the highest level is Noah Zamora.

BLANDO TWINS SHOW THE ADVANTAGES OF PLAYING TENNIS WITH FAMILY

Siblings who play sports together, particularly doubles, share a unique bond that goes beyond their DNA. This connection is evident in the dynamics and intensity of playing together.

SOCAL PLAYERS WELL REPRESENTED ON ITA ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS

As is so often the case, Southern California players have filled up the 2023 ITA All-American teams across all three collegiate divisions on both the men’s and women’s side.

CAL POLY SLO REFLECT ON THEIR RUN AT TENNIS ON CAMPUS NATIONALS

All the stars had aligned, and it was looking like this was the year Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo’s club team would take the Tennis on Campus National Championship.

CLAREMONT COLLEGES GROW TENNIS ON CAMPUS THROUGH INCLUSIVITY

Claremont Colleges Club Tennis brings together five schools into one Tennis on Campus program. Through their programming, the club has made tennis accessible to students of all skill levels.

PEPPERDINE SEEKS A RETURN TO TENNIS ON CAMPUS NATIONALS IN 2023

After qualifying for TOC Nationals for the first time in seven years in 2022, Pepperdine Club Tennis is hoping their special team bond helps them return to the national stage in 2023.

PRO TENNIS NEWS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN: SEGGERMAN-TRHAC MAKE IT TWO FOR TWO

San Diego’s dynamic doubles duo Ryan Seggerman and Patrik Trhac made back-to-back titles at the Southern California Open in Indian Wells for their 12th title together in 14 tournaments.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN: BICKNELL DEFEATS SVAJDA FOR TITLE

Jamaica’s Blaise Bicknell turned in the biggest performance of his career at the Southern California Open as he toppled top-seeded Zach Svajda to win his first ATP Challenger Tour title.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN ATP CHALLENGER: WEEK #2 DAILY UPDATES

Former Pepperdine Wave Sebastian Fanselow moved into the singles semifinals on Friday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, where he will meet San Diego’s Zach Svajda.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN: KRUEGER TAKES SINGLES CROWN

From Easter Bowl to the BNP Paribas Open, Krueger said after his win over Brandon Holt that there are few places he’d rather spend a week than tennis paradise.

KEEGAN SMITH’S JOURNEY TO THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN

San Diego’s Keegan Smith, destined to wield a racquet from birth, finds himself immersed in a legacy where tennis is more than just a game — it’s a familial tradition.

SEGGERMAN-THRAC TO COMPETE AT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN

Over a recent four month span, Coronado’s Ryan Seggerman and Rancho Bernardo’s Patrik Trhac dominated the ITF Pro Circuit, going an amazing 41-2 and winning ten doubles titles.