This past weekend, the finals of the prestigious National High School Tennis All-American Team Invitational were held in Newport Beach, Calif. Sixteen of the top boys high school teams in the nation competed for this title.
On Saturday, the Beacon School of New York City won the championship by beating a very talented Menlo School (Atherton, Calif.) team in the semis; and University High School (Irvine, Calif.) in the final. JMTA was very well represented on the Beacon team by Felipe Osses-Konig, Richard Sec and Oliver Sec, who was named Co-MVP of the tournament.
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden opened its Stadium 2 on an chilly (well, for the Southern Calif. desert, anyway…) Saturday night, and who better than our own John McEnroe and fellow American Jim Courier to stage the inaugural match?
The 8,000-seat venue, which compliments the main IWTG stadium of nearly twice the capacity, much like Louis Armstrong Stadium does with Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open.
Courier won the McEnroe Challenge for Charity match in a Super Tie-Break after the two split two sets.
Read Leighton Ginn’s account of the match and the new stadium in the Desert Sun here.