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USTA/SCTA-sanctioned Novice tournament

October 14-15, 2006

High Desert Tennis Association sponsored its first USTA/SCTA sanctioned Junior Novice tournament October 14-15. Hesperia High School was the home of the tournament.

The Novice tourney was small but mighty. Cold and windy weather appeared challenging players to hang tight, which they did: there were no defaults.

Wrightwood coach Loren Jacobson entered six of his students in the competition; and four of them took home trophies. That’s pretty impressive.

Jacobson is currently accepting new students who have reached or are approaching the Junior Satellite competition level of play. His contact number is 760-249-4107.

Players traveling from Tustin, Acton, and Yorba Linda, tested the mettle of local competitors and came away with four trophies. Complete results are as follows:

Girl’s singles results

  First Place Second Place
G/S-8 Amirah Muhammad, Tustin, 6-2, 6-2 Karina Cocks, Oak Hills
G/S-10 Olivia McGinnis, Helendale 7-5, 6-1 Erin Cremin, Acton
G/S-12 (Round Robin) Stacey Frasier, Yorba Linda Corinna Ramos, Victorville
G/S-14 (Round Robin) Breanna Scales, Adelanto Kathryn Taylor, Wrightwood
G/S-16 (Round Robin) Ashley Smaldone, Wrightwood Amber Russell, Oak HIlls

Boy’s singles results

  First Place Second Place
B/S-12 (Round Robin) Trevor Popham, Victorville Thomas Mendoza, Victorville
B/S-14 (Round Robin) Mike Cremin, Acton Joaquin Enciso, Victorville
B/S-16 (Round Robin) Ethan Stockton, Apple Valley Sam Sussman, Wrightwood

Lela Atkins and Ethan Stockton

HDTA’s Lela Atkins congratulates Ethan Stockton.