Posted Apr. 29, 2013, 6:55 pm
SMC tennis stars Juliana Nelkin and Kaori Tsuda led the Corsairs by reaching the finals in the 2013 CCCAA individual playoffs to determine the California Community College State Champions beating Orange Coast College's Michelle Cyrus and Mia Hashimoto 6-2, 6-2 in the semi-finals at The Ojai in Ojai, Calif. But Nelkin and Tsuda lost to Sarah Anderson and Victoria Vo of Fullerton College in the doubles event finals.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 5:48 pm
SMC doubles tennis team Kaori Tsuda and Juliana Nelkin defeated Santa Barbara's Bruna Magalhes and Nadya Bravo 6-2, 6-3 at the 2013 Western State Conference Championships in Ojai to earn the title of 2013 WSC Doubles Champions for the first time in SMC history Saturday afternoon. SMC tennis head coach Richard Goldenson said that Tsuda and Nelkin have been working hard to beat a doubles team that defeated them earlier in the season. "Team Tsuda/Nelkin had been beaten by team Magalhaes/Bravo earlier in the season," said Goldenson. "Since that match, Kaori and Julie have been working hard on their return game and net rushing. Yesterday, Julie and Kaori shifted into overdrive and took it to the next level."
Posted Apr. 8, 2013, 10:36 am
Santa Monica College tennis players Kaori Tsuda and Juliana Nelkin have qualified to play in the finals of the Western State Conference (WSC) Women's Tennis Championships scheduled to be played at 3:00 p.m. at Ventura College Friday, April 12. Tsuda beat Jackie Griffin in Round 16 6-2 and 6-0 while Nelkin beat Katy Scheck 6-0 and 6-0 in Round 16 of the 2013 WSC Championships Women's Singles.
Posted Apr. 3, 2013, 11:20 pm
Santa Monica College (12-3) suffered a rare loss against South Coast Conference Champions El Camino College (15-1) losing most of the singles and doubles tennis matches by a score of 8-1 at the Ocean View Park tennis courts in Santa Monica Tuesday afternoon. Santa Monica College's number two singles tennis player Kaori Tsuda, an exchange student from Japan, said that the Corsairs are a good team and have the ability to go far in the playoffs regardless of the loss.
Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 9:13 pm
SMC tennis captain Juliana Nelkin is quickly gaining notoriety while rising through the ranks of the community college tennis world. She is currently undefeated in the singles division as well as being part of the top-ranked doubles tennis team in the Western State Conference. Under the leadership of Nelkin, the 2013 SMC tennis team is ranked number one in Southern California by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association with an 11-1 overall record.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 9:26 am
Santa Monica Tennis Club is gearing up for its first tournament of the year next Sunday, Feb. 24 at Reed Park at Wilshire and 7th Street with the theme “Swinging Valentines.”
Posted Dec. 7, 2012, 9:16 am
Professional Tennis Coach Wayne Bryan has waited for over a year to say what he needed to say to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) about its U10 Tennis mandate that came into effect in January of 2012. Bryan wasn't alone.
Posted Oct. 29, 2012, 5:35 am
The Windward Wildcats won the Delphic league for girls tennis with Windward's Lizzy Isgar capturing the singles title over Shannon Gibbs of Crossroads at Pasadena High School in Pasadena Thursday, Oct. 25.
Posted Oct. 24, 2012, 5:41 pm
The Delphic League finals for tennis squares Lizzy Isgar of the Windward Wildcats against Shannon Gibbs of Crossroads High School before both head off to the CIF main tournament along with other members of their teams that qualified for the finals.
Posted Oct. 22, 2012, 6:51 pm
Crossroads Tennis beat Windward 9-9 (82-73) in the final match of the season to avenge an earlier loss against the Wildcats and give some closure for the Roadrunners who hope to have a solid seed in the first round of the upcoming playoffs.
Posted Sep. 27, 2012, 2:34 pm
Three weeks into the season and the Crossroads Women's Tennis team (3-3) are showing signs of greatness with Roadrunners Shannon Gibbs beating Windward's number one Lizzy Isgar 6-1 in an exciting match that saw both players exhibit their powerful shots on the Reed Tennis Courts Thursday.
Posted Aug. 11, 2012, 11:00 am
Riviera Tennis Club has appointed USPTA 1 accredited coach Andrew J. Minnelli as its new Director of Tennis Operations. Minnelli, currently the Associate Director of Tennis at the historic Atlanta Athletic Club, has a long list of credentials.
Posted Nov. 16, 2011, 2:13 am
With No. 1 singles Christine Maddox and No. 3 singles Julia Gordon out with injuries, the Samohi tennis team couldn't handle the superior play of S...
Posted Nov. 14, 2011, 10:20 am
With only one loss in the doubles section, the Samohi Viking girls' tennis team advanced to the CIF quarterfinals with an 11-7 win over South Hills...
Posted Nov. 11, 2011, 7:34 am
In the event of a tie in CIF tennis, whoever won more games will win the match. And thanks to some losses where the Vikings players were abl...
Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 3:01 am
Santa Monica's Nicole Gibbs has powered through to the semi-finals of the 2011 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships being held in...
Posted Nov. 3, 2011, 5:30 am
Santa Monica’s Nicole Gibbs will compete in the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships (NIIC) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis...
Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 5:56 pm
The No. 9 SaMoHi Viking girls' tennis team didn't need much to beat Culver City on Thursday. But even while holding some of their top player...
Posted Jun. 2, 2011, 1:05 pm
CLAREMONT - Connor Treacy dropped two match points in the tiebreaker against Palm Desert No. 1 Ace Hewko before falling 6-7 (10-8) in the first rou...
Posted May. 24, 2011, 4:09 pm
ARCADIA - The SaMoHi Vikings swept all singles matches to spring them toward to a 15-3 win over the Arcadia Apaches on Tuesday. This gives t...
Posted May. 19, 2011, 6:54 am
SANTA MONICA - The SaMoHi Vikings were up 8-4 after two rounds of tennis on Wednesday. But a strong showing in round three shut the door on the Foo...
Posted May. 14, 2011, 10:19 am
STEVENSON RANCH - The No. 3 Samohi boys' tennis team moved to the third round of the CIF Tournament on Friday. The Vikings took out the West...
Posted May. 13, 2011, 6:09 pm
FRESNO - The Santa Monica College Corsairs are state champions after a 5-1 win over Sierra in the CCCAA state finals on Thursday. Sierra won...
Posted May. 12, 2011, 2:42 am
SANTA MONICA - The Samohi Vikings did not play their best match of the season, but 10 points is all that is necessary to win. Samohi beat th...