Giavara Tennis Academy
Tournament Performance and Ranking
Giavara Tennis Academy Students Top Seeds at 2013 CIF Championship
The 2013 CIF Individual Championship tournament once again looked like a typical workout day at the Giavara Academy. 12 of the top 16 seeds in the singles tournament were students at the academy and in the doubles 6 of the top 10 seeds were students at the academy. William Chiu lost in the finals of the singles and Nikki Yamamoto and Phillipe Rivard lost in a tough three setter in the doubles final. Two of the four semi-finalist in the singles were academy students as Jake Roberts gave eventual singles champ, Taylor Fritz, his toughest match of the tournament. In the doubles 8 out of the top 12 seeds were Giavara Academy students.
William Chiu made it a third straight year that a Giavara Academy student walked away with the Most Improved Player Award in San Diego. William is now playing for Columbia University the 16th ranked team in Division 1 and Ivy League Champions.
Giavara Tennis Girls Doing Great
Congrats to Elizabeth Goldsmith for winning the Sacramento Regional girls 12 and under. Congrats to Shatoo Mohamed for winning the title at the Palm Springs Desert Open girls 14s. Congrats to Haley Giavara runner up at the Wilber Folsom girls 18s backdraw.
Giavara Tennis Continues CIF Dominance in 2012
San Diego 2012 CIF Champions. Pictured above (left to right) are Aaron Meltzer, Derek Klein, Jack McCullers and Greg Lyon
For the second year in a row Giavara Academy students swept the CIF individual tournament titles. Aaron Meltzer defeated another Giavara Academy student, Jack Murphy, in the Coastal league final. Derek Klein took out highly nationally ranked player JP Boyd in the final of the Palomar league 6-3 6-1. That's two years in a row that Derek has captured the championship. Jack McCullers also repeated his win last year by once again defeating Justin Chan in the Avacado East league final. Greg Lyon had to go through two fellow Giavara Academy students to win the Western league final. In the semifinals he defeated Jakob Karnopp and in the final he defeated Jake Roberts.
San Diego 2011 CIF Champions. Pictured above (left to right) are Jakob Karnopp, Jack Murphy, Derek Klein and Jack McCullers
It was a clean sweep for the Giavara Academy at San Diego 2011 CIF play as four of our students each battled to victory for their league singles titles. Jakob Karnopp defeated Sam Todd in the final, Jack Murphy defeated Eric Miller, Derek Klein defeated Dylan Trent and Jack McCullers defeated Justin Chanthalangsy. The four highly ranked players look to continue their dominance during the summer circuit.
Summer / Fall 2011 Tournament Trail
Derek Klein took 6th place at the Southern California Sectionals Tournament in the boys 18 and under division. Derek is now ranked 15th in Southern California and 70th in the country. He will be headed to Clay Courts Nationals at the end of the month.
Jack Murphy has been on a roll lately. He won the La Jolla Jr. Championships playing up in the boys 18 and under division. He defeated another Giavara Academy student, Jakob Karnopp, in the final. The next week Jack went to the finals of the Wilbur Folsom Tournament in the boys 18 and under division.
Haley Giavara captured her first tournament title at the Carmel Valley Championships.
Jakob Karnopp took the 18's title on July 24th at the 10th Annual Rancho Penasquitos Jr. Championships. It was once again an all Giavara Academy final as Jakob defeated Jake Roberts in the championship round. Giavara Academy student, Greg Lyon, also advanced to the semi-finals where he was defeated by Jakob.
Joel Garcia used a variety of shots and spins to win the 18 and under singles title at the Barnes Clay Court Jr. Championships. Joel will be headed to Cal Berkeley in the fall.
Congratulations to Jakob Karnopp and Joel Garcia as they didn't drop a set in winning the 18 and under division doubles title at the Chapman University Doubles Classic.
Chase Friedman played great tennis as he destroyed the competition in the 16 and under division at the San Dieguito Jr. Championships. Chase rolled through the draw and won 6-0, 6-0 in the final.
Once again it was an all Giavara Academy final at the University City Championships in the 16s. Chase Friedman continued his hot streak as he defeated Nikki Yamamoto 6-2 6-2 in the final. Chase has captured the last two open tournaments without dropping a single set.
Derek Klein played his first pro tournament qualifying event. He won two matches before losing to the eventual winner of the tournament in a hard-hitting match. Derek is in his first year in the Southern California boy's 18s and is currently ranked 12th.
Congratulations to Shatoo Mohamad as she captured the girl's 10 and under singles title at the Todd Short Chapionships.
Leonardo Mark took home the boy's 10 and under singles title at the Syril Press Championships.
Greg Lyon and Jake Roberts were the tournament winners in the boy's 16 and under San Diego Doubles Championships.
Chase Friedman captured another title at the West Coast Championships. In typical Friedman fashion, he didn't drop a set in route to winning the 16's title.
Jack McCullers had a big victory at the Palm Springs National. He knocked off, highly nationally ranked, Henry Craig in the round of 16 in straight sets before falling to the eventual tournament winner and junior U.S. Open tournament participant Gage Brymer.