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Tennis Scholarships!

Congratulations to Peter M & Eliza W who received full scholarships to the prestigious ED COLLINS TENNIS ACADEMY.  Peter & Eliza will have fun and learn different aspects of tennis, technical training, meaningful drills, written analysis, team tennis, moving night, pizza parties and much more.  Many of the top college players started at the Ed Collins Tennis Academy.   In addition, both students will be spending one week living on the USD campus being trained by some of the best pros in San Diego. They will live the college life, eating and sleeping in the dorms with other junior players.

Congratulations Peter & Eliza, we are so excited for you.

If you are interested in playing tennis on the GPA team please stop by the office of athletics to pick up information.  Girl’s tennis will be starting in the fall of 2016.  You too could earn a scholarship to a tennis academy.  GO EAGLES!!!


05.17.2016 – CIF Doubles Match

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Congratulations to Kevin L and Chris C who competed in the CIF doubles championships yesterday at the Barnes Tennis Center.  They were among the top 32 doubles teams in San Diego.  They played the top team from Point Loma High School, these boys were tall and extremely good players.  Once Kevin & Chris got over their nerves they started to play like the did all season.  Both served well and had some great winners at the net.  They didn’t win this match, but left with some incredible memories.   Great job eagles!


05.01.2016 – Morley Field Tennis Fest

Peter and Eliza, GPA’s top two singles players spent the day at Tennis Fest yesterday playing “beat the pro” and getting free tennis lessons from some of the best teaching pro’s in the county.   Dedication, hard work and enthusiasm are what it takes to become the best at your sport.  These two have spent the last year perfecting their sport.  Great job Peter and Eliza.


04.28.2016 – Frontier League Championship

Congratulations to Kevin L. & Chris C. who qualified yesterday to play in the CIF tennis championships to be held on May 17th at the Barnes Tennis Center.  Kevin and Chris who have been the #1 team all season got a walkover in their second round, which gave them the automatic berth into CIF.  Playing in the semi finals of the league championship they played the #1 team from High Tech Chula Vista.   Our boy’s came up short and lost but are still headed to CIF.  Well done!
 
Our #2 team, Tim M. & Santos R. played the #2 team from High Tech SD in the first round of the League Championships.   Our boy’s played well but lost a close one, which eliminated their chances of making it to CIF.  Congratulations to all of you, we are so proud of your accomplishments on and off the tennis courts.
 
Overall it was a fantastic season for our team, finishing 3rd in the league.  
GO EAGLES……
-Mr. Winters

04.27.2016 – Frontier League Championship

Congratulations to Peter and Honorio for making it into the Frontier League Championships.   Honorio played the #3 seed in his first round, Paolo from High Tech CV.  Honorio played well but lost.  The loss put Honorio in the consolation round and a chance to earn the wild card entry.   Honorio played some good tennis but was defeated 4-8.    

Peter played the #1 player from SCY.  Playing in his first league championships, Peter played the best tennis this season, but lost a close one 6-8.  This put Peter in the consolation event, and still playing some amazing tennis made it to the finals.  Up against another top player from HTHCV, Peter fought hard and led early, but the HTHSD player powered his way back and won the wild card entry.  Great job boys for your hard work and dedication to tennis this season.

The league doubles championships starts today at Morley Field.  Best of luck to Kevin L, Chris C, Tim M. and Santos R. who will be playing for a spot.

GO EAGLES!!!

– Mr. Winters


04.19.2016 – GPA lose to SCY, 4-6

Our boy’s varsity tennis team traveled to Roosevelt to play SCY.  The team was short a few players but our team did very well.  Playing in the #1 spot in singles was Peter M, who is getting better every match.  He defeated SCY’s top singles players, 6-0, 6-0 and was the MVP for the day.  Great job Peter! Playing in the #2 spot was our own Eliza W.  who also defeated the top two players 6-0, 6-0. 

In doubles, Kevin L. and Chris C. lost a close one to the #1 team in a tiebreaker, but defeated their #2 team 6-1.  Santos R. and Tim M. defeated the #2 team 6-4 and lost to the #1 team.  Well-done team. 

Final score GPA 4, SCY 6.  Our next match is against High Tech Chula Vista on Thursday the 21st, the match will be played at Hilltop High School.  Game time 3:30.   GO EAGLES……

– Mr. Winters


04.12.2016 – GPA lose to HTHSD, 5-8

Our boys varsity tennis team traveled to Barnes Tennis Center to play High Tech San Diego, the current #1 team in the league.  Playing in the #1 spot was Peter M. who had a tough time with their #1 player, but beat the #2 player 6-1 and lost a close one to the #3 player 6-4.  Playing in position #2 was Honorio, who was our MVP for the day, just edging out Peter for top honors.  He defeated the #2 player 6-3, but lost to the #1 & 3 players in close matches.

 In doubles, Kevin L. & Tim M. playing in the #1 spot won one match and lost one, good job boys.  Playing in position #2 was Kayla H. and Eliza W. currently our #1 & 2 players on the girl’s varsity team.  They had a good day defeating the #2 team pretty handedly, 6-0, but lost to the #1 team 6-2.  GPA kept it close but lost this one 8-5.

 Congratulations to our entire team for your display of confidence.  Our next match is April 19th at Roosevelt Middle School, game time 3:30.

-Mr. Winters


04.05.2016 – GPA lose to HTHCV,  0-13

The boy’s varsity tennis team traveled to play High Tech Chula Vista, the #1 team in the league.  Our boy’s played some incredible tennis yesterday, the best thus far.  Honorio, returning from injuries sustained several months ago gave HTHCV some trouble in all 3 of his matches.  Peter and Chris who played in the #1 & 3 spots came up short on sets but did their best to score games.  In doubles, Kevin & Enrique played their best matches this season.  Tim and Santos playing in the #2 position in doubles did well against some pretty hard hitters.  Our MVP for the day was Chris C. who scored the most games all day.  Great playing by everyone.  GO EAGLES!!!!

-Mr. Winters


03.24.3016 – GPA lose to HTHSD, 6-7

The Boys Varsity Tennis team traveled to play High Tech San Diego.  Honorio Z. playing for the first time since his ankle surgery played doubles with Peter M. in the #1 spot. They started out slow but once they gained some momentum they came out on top with a wins over the #2  & #3 teams 7-5, 6-0.  Chris C. playing in the #1 position in singles put wins on the board against the HTHSD #2 and #3 players. Timothy M. played #2 in singles and had two very tough matches, he defeated their #3 player.  Kevin and Enrique played in the #2 spot in doubles and played their best tennis yet.  Congratulations to all of our players who played well. Final score was 6-7.  

Their next match is April 5th vs High Tech Chula Vista.  GO EAGLES…..

-Mr.Winters


GPA lose the battle vs Army/Navy, 3-15

Hello Eagles,
 
Our boy’s tennis team traveled to Morley Field yesterday to play Army Navy.   This was by far one of the better teams we have played this season, but our boy’s managed to keep the matches close.  Peter M. playing in the #1 position and Kevin L.  playing in the #3 position defeated Army Navy’s #3 player.  Chris C. put a win on the board by defeating their #2 player.  Good job eagles.
 
Our next match will be on March 24 vs. High Tech San Diego. The match will be played at Roosevelt Middle School @ 3:30.  GO EAGLES…..

-Mr. Winters


GPA loses to SCY, 6-10

Hello Eagles,
 
The boy’s tennis season is underway with returning players, Peter, Kevin, Honorio, Tim and Chris.  The team has added several new players, Santos, Enrique, Lawrence, Joshua, Raul, and Steven who will be playing in their first matches in the weeks ahead.  We also have returners Kayla & Eliza who will be working on their games for the upcoming girls season.
 
Yesterday, the boy’s played SCY in the season opener.  All the matches were extremely close, but SCY edged out GPA by a score of 6-10.  Our MVP for the day was Peter with wins over the #2 & #3 singles players.  Everyone on the team pulled out a win in the 3 matches they played.  Great job team!  Our next match is Monday the 14th vs. Army Navy, played at the Balboa Tennis Club.  Match time is 3:30.  GO EAGLES!!!!
-Mr. Winters

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