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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ojai Update

From what I've heard, the Ojai, California tournament, which features junior, college and open tennis, is special. I know Southern California tennis reporters cover it as if it were a major professional event. Lauren Peterson of the Los Angeles Times has had daily stories since Thursday, covering college and high school matches and issues, while Rhiannon Potkey of the Ventura County Star and Eric Boal of the Los Angeles Daily News have also written well and often this weekend from Ojai. (One question, though--Doug Stewart's at UCLA? Am I missing something?).

For those who want the short version, the men's open will have No. 2 Lester Cook taking on unseeded Travis Rettenmaier, who beat top seed Brian Wilson today; the women's open will be for bragging rights at Weil Academy as Easter Bowl champion Gail Brodsky will play Tanya Raykova; the boys CIF title will be decided between Steve Johnson and Andre Dome; and the PAC-10 individual championships will feature Matt Bruch of Stanford against Alex Slovic of Washington and a rematch of last year's NCAA women's final when Susie Babos of California plays Lindsey Nelson of USC.

Ken Thomas will be there for the PAC-10 finals broadcasting via radiotennis.com, beginning at 12:30 EDT Sunday.

For complete draws, see the TennisLink site.


Anonymous said...


you attend the spring internationals in carson and the easter bowl in palm springs but you miss out on a 107 year old tennis tournament in a quaint little town that includes the PAC-10 Individual Championships amoung multiple other college championships and a competitive open tounament.

please, you must make the trek next year in order to understand what the rest of the country's colleges never get to experience. this is the best tournament in the united states, hands down, no contest!! i will remind you next february to make plans for this tounament and you will want to come back every year after that!!