|High Desert Tennis Association|
12th Annual Memorial Day Open Tennis Championship
Spring Valley Lake Country Club
The Men’s Open Division Final found John Siefke, age fifteen, looking across the net at James Wessel, of Cal Poly Pomona, a 6'4” nineteen-year-old, who was seeded #1 in this tournament. John said before the match, “I want Wessel."
From the first game John showed clear signs of confidence and control as he rocketed powerful serves and delivered punishing groundstrokes and crisp net play.
The match was entertaining and a real crowd-pleaser, and the spectators came to their feet in applause when John won 6-1 6-4, and became the youngest player ever to win the Spring Valley Lake/Desert Community Bank Open Singles Title.
Men’s Open Singles