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 January 5, 2013, El Dorado Tennis Club, Long Beach, CA

El Dorado TC (and Cathy Jacobson-Guzy),  was the host site the first ever alumni tournament in Southern California. Players from UC schools, Cal State schools, LMU, Cornell, Pepperdine and Cal Poly SLO participated in a one-day event. Former teammates reconnected, new friends were made and everyone had fun!

The level of tennis was intense as these players have continued their playing “After Campus”, sharpening their games by participating in USTA Leagues, WTT and Tournaments. Teams were formed from players who entered either as individuals, 2-person teams or full teams.

The WTT format was used as teams were placed in pools and pool winners played for the overall champion crown. Players were on and off the court playing 3 rounds in pool play with lunch and refreshments provided throughout the day by the SCTA, ensuring the energy level was at its peak.

The  pool winners – “The Thundercats” (David Eiges, Cornell,  Alex Kitto, Cornell, Alison Hsue, Cornell, Kelly Wong, UC Irvine and Dan Loney, CSU Fullerton) competed against  the “Waves, aka Febreeze” (Calif Trinh, Pepperdine; Elaine Chan, UC Irvine; Ricky Wu, UCLA;  Andrew Finley, UCLA; Roger Leu, CSU Fullerton; Alveena Lee,(Mt. Sac) in the best of 3 Mixed Doubles Supertiebreakers. 

With the other players cheering on the teams, the Thundercats “crashed” through the Waves  and won in 2 straight breakers – 7-4 and 7-5.

After over 7 hours of tennis, the party was still going strong and the group adjourned to a local restaurant to continue the “social experience” !

The next  “TAC” (Tennis After Campus) event has already been proposed along with a “hybrid” tournament already scheduled (on President’s Day) pitting the Alumni against current Tennis On Campus players.

Suggestions for future tournaments can be forwarded to Linda Milan (lmilan@scta.usta.com) or Norman Tam (ntam@scta.usta.com).  Thanks to Cathy Jacobson-Guzy  and her staff for their hospitality.

 If you missed this tournament, do not miss the next one!

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(L-R) Alveena, Allison, David, Dan, Alex, Kelly, Andrew, Calif, Elaine, Ricky, Roger)